Thursday, August 13, 2009

R.I.P Les Paul

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Pretty heavy news. It appears that legendary guitar and recording pioneer Les Paul has passed away at the age of 94. Anybody with a love of rock music should be familiar with Les and many of his creations. Les Paul basically invented the electric guitar. Most famously this bad boy named after him.

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Go here to get the details of his passing.

Here is a collage of some famous hard rock and metal artists that have regularly used the Gibson Les Paul.

Ace Frehley

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Alex Lifeson

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Zakk Wylde

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Jimmy Page

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Slash

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Much of the innovations that artist take for granted these days when creating music are possible because of Les Paul.Multi track recording, overdubbing,and tape delay can be attributed to him. Plus he was no slouch with the old six string himself.



Goodbye Les, you will be obviously be missed.

1 comment:

Ken said...

DEFINATELY A LEGEND THAT WILL BE MISSED...