Jimi Hendrix: Best Guitarist Ever, Says Rolling Stone Mag


Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history on Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine in a list compiled by a panel of music experts and top guitar players.

Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage,” said Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” as key tracks.

Hendrix is joined by the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend among the top 10, in a list laden with rock ‘n’ roll icons spanning decades.

The panel of experts recruited to vote for their favorite guitar players included musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Van Halen (who was voted No. 8), Brian May and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, along with a selection of Rolling Stone’s senior writers and editors.

The experts also weighed in on their favorites, with Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready calling Eddie Van Halen “a master of riffs” and Joe Perry praising Jimmy Page’s “vision of how to transcend the stereotypes of what the guitar can do.”

The full list will be featured in a special issue with four special covers of Van Halen, Clapton, Hendrix and Page, and will be on newsstands and online at http://www.rollingstone.com on Friday.

Rolling Stone’s top 10 greatest guitarists:

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Eric Clapton

3. Jimmy Page

4. Keith Richards

5. Jeff Beck

6. B.B. King

7. Chuck Berry

8. Eddie Van Halen

9. Duane Allman

10. Pete Townshend

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Sylvester Stallone launching “Rocky: The Musical”

Will the famous Rocky catchphrase “Yo Adrian” be turned into the title of a love song? 

Sylvester Stallone is launching a musical version of his breakthrough film, “Rocky,” which will premiere in Hamburg next November, producers Stage Entertainment say. 

Rocky: The Musical” will be co-produced by boxing siblings Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

Action in the ring aside, “Rocky: The Musical” will focus on the romantic relationship between underdog boxer Rocky Balboa and his ever-supportive girlfriend, Adrian Pennino, played by Talia Shire in the Oscar-winning film and its many sequels.

“At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story, and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian,” Stallone said in a video produced by Stage Entertainment. “To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud. And it would make Rocky proud.”

Tunes from the “Rocky” series of films, including “Gonna Fly Now” and “Eye of the Tiger,” will be featured, along with many new compositions, according to Stage Entertainment.

According to the company, “Rocky the Musical” will be a production “filled with values as courage, love, honesty and faith”. HA HA HA…

100 Pipers India Music Week Schedule

Celebrate the spirit of Pure Music with the 100 Pipers India Music Week, as artists from India,Norway, Germany, USA, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Australia and even from the exotic French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean perform across the most happening clubs and venues across New Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore at India’s first ever Music Week by 100 Pipers.

From big band jazz to hip electronica, from intelligent pop to strident rock, from ska and dance hall to progressive psy trance, drum & bass and even the good ol’ blues and folk….100 Pipers India Music Week straddles multiple genres to provide an all-inclusive Indian contemporary urban music experience.

With over 40 artists, and 40 events, spread across New Delhi, Bangalore & Mumbai, the 100 Pipers India Music Week does not stop at being just a music festival. With the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, a two-day music conference and workshops are being hosted in New Delhi on the 17 and 18 of November.


For more info, please check India Music Week!

What is St. Stanislaus in Bandra Up To?

The reputation of St. Stanislaus in Bandra has been going downhill lately. Just a while back it made new when the boys were caught consuming alcohol at a school camp. And now, it’s in the news again for 2 reasons – molestation and illegality. Here’s the scoop

I’ve heard so many parents rant about the principal Father Jude Fernandes’ insensitivity towards them and the kids too. Even the teachers hardly speak up because of his attitude. And even though I hate to speak against a ‘holy’ man, his deeds just don’t match up to what is expected of him. He’s just the kind that won’t listen to anyone… even if he’s wrong. Now it seems like everyone has started picking reasons to degrade the friar.

Here’s what happened this time

In a letter addressed to the Bandra police, angry parents complain of sexual improprieties committed on their young girls by male swimming teacher.

The ‘sexual mischief’ committed by a swimming instructor while training minor girls has plunged the pool at St Stanislaus High School in a sea of trouble, with parents dispatching an angry letter of complaint to the Bandra police, with the support of the Bandra Welfare Committee Association.

The letter also complains about the lack of a basic sanitation system for the pool and the filthy condition of the water. It also alleges that the school, which is using the pool commercially to reap profits, has not bothered to obtain the necessary licence from the BMC. The swimming lessons were offered not only to school students, but also to outsiders, who could avail of lessons as guests, by paying a sum of Rs. 300.

The complaint states that the sexual improprieties had even been brought to the notice of Father Jude Fernandes, but that no action was taken by him to address the issue. This is exactly what I’m talking about –> He Doesn’t Listen.

Cop Speak 

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) Pratap Dighavkar said, “We get many letters every day, but I can’t remember having received any letter about a swimming pool in St Stanislaus School. So I cannot comment on the matter.”

And look at this – How can an Asst Municipal Commissioner not know his jurisdiction?? Ridiculous.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner of Bandra H-west Ward Sunil Dhamne said, “I have only recently assumed this post, and will have to find out if St Stanislaus School comes under my jurisdiction. From the legal point of view, every swimming pool needs a BMC licence.”

School Says 

Father Jude Fernandes, principal of St Stanislaus School, claimed that the swimming lessons for female students had been cancelled following the incident. He said, “It is true that a parent complained about such improprieties a while back. We immediately terminated the appointment of the instructor. We also stopped offering swimming lessons for girls.  Asked if they had made any plans to address the matter, he added, “If the classes are ever resumed, we will appoint a female instructor.”

“We returned the fees paid for the lessons by the aggrieved parents. The little girl’s mother used to send a maid to chaperone the girl, but claims that when the attendant wasn’t looking, the swimming instructor touched her daughter mischievously. I don’t know how much truth there is in their claims, but we have sorted the matter out.”

Ok first he agrees that he was aware of the issue… then in his next breath he says he doesn’t know how much truth there is in the claims. BUT, it is sorted out.

So he agrees to what really now?

Thigh-High Boots: Flaunt Em or Shelve Em?

Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lea Michele

Thigh highs aren’t just for hookers anymore. But should they be?
It’s a question you should take very seriously.

So I’m taking this chance to be a fashion critic…because I can!

It works on Kim because she’s kept it monochromatic. I love the suede boots with the light-coloured denim.

But whose boots should have been shelved? …It’s a tie.

Kourtney Kardashian has way too many things going on with the print dress, the fur vest, the Chanel bag and the Chanel boots.

Lea Michele strikes out as well. This would have worked on her if she wore dark jeans or black jeans to elongate her legs, because this makes them look a bit thicker than they are and she’s very tiny and very thin.

Still, I think I could give this trend the thumbs-up.

But if you’re not feeling the love, since thigh highs discriminate against anyone who doesn’t have long skinny legs… Bring it on or give this trend the boot.

Which side are you on? Sound off in my comments section!

Sofia Vergara + Kim Kardashian = Nayer

So I love Sofia Vergara who plays Gloria is Modern Family. Then Kim Kardashian forces herself onto every living thing on this planet with her publicity stunts, which I hate to admit, but are working for her.

Now I’ve seen so much of Nayer everywhere because I can’t skip anything Pitbull does…and I couldn’t help but notice that she looks like a hybrid of Sofia and Kim…like really.. look at her…. Don’t you think so?

More like God tried a Sofia then a Kim and then after all the practice, he made Nayer… she’s like the finished version.

Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandez Could Be YOU

(Extreme Right) Reuben Fernandez and (second from Left) Keenan Santos

While we already known the horrifying murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes, here’s what not many are aware of

The police investigated and arrested four people – Rana, and the three others who were with him. Despite witness statements and CCTV footage, it seems the 13 odd goons who landed up with swords and knives did not exist.  Rana & Co were cocksure on arrest and confident that they would be out within months and said so openly. 

The murder weapon was found at Rana’s home in Valmiki Nagar in the presence of two witnesses whose statements are on record, the friends witnessed Rana stabbing him, Rana’s own companions say Rana stabbed Keenan. Rana says he didn’t do it. He says it was someone else. 

And of course, everyone has forgotten about the 13 odd rent-a-goons complete with professional equipment that landed up within 10 minutes of Rana’s threat of returning. Who were they? Why did they never come into the picture with the cops in spite of the presence of video footage?

Politicians Getting Involved

In still other news, politicians were quick to step into the limelight. They visited Keenan’s and Reuben’s families, made appropriate noises, and then – pay attention – visited Valmiki Nagar to assure that the killers families that they would get justice.  Ashok Bhau Jadhav Congress MLA from Andheri W sponsoring the killers lawyers.

One would think that with the assailants being migrants, MNS would at least condemn them, but apparently not. An article in DNA quotes Jassi Singh, a local from Valimiki Nagar “So far, political activists and leaders from Congress, Shiv Sena and MNS have visited our area”.

 Questions Remain

  • Why are politicians so concerned about these killers? The answer is in upcoming elections. Valmiki Nagar is a vote bank. The goons rule it. The assumption is that favors done to them will reap political profit. And it can’t even actually be any favor to the people of the area, because with these goons having such violent power, they can’t be safe either. Who stands to profit then?
  • Why did the cops not arrest the other goons who arrived later for the sole purpose of attack? It can’t be that impossible to find them – they came in rickshaws!
  • Why was a man with two murder cases against him not only roaming free and killing one more man (possibly two) but also confident that he would be out free in a few months? Why was an MP rushing to provide him with a lawyer within a day?
  • Why did no one among the bystanders come to the aid of the victims? Can understand shock and fear during the fight, but why not help get them to hospital?
  • What options do we have, as citizens to create reasonable safety for us?
  • Most importantly, what do you do if you get molested, or see someone getting molested by a random person on the street? 

    Read more here!