Friday, August 14, 2009

Les Paul, Creator of the Greatest Object In Human History, Dies at 94

Les Paul, the guitar legend who designed the (duh) Gibson Les Paul guitar, is dead at 94. It's absolutely staggering to consider his legacy.

Without Les Paul, you don't have any of the following:

Jimmy Page

Pete Townshend

Steve Jones
Mick Ronson

Other famous Les Paul players include: Zakk Wylde/Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Frank Zappa, Paul McCartney, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day Sucks ed. note), Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Lindsey Buckingham, Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Chris Chasse (Rise Again), Graham Coxon (Blur), Eric Clapton, Steve Clark (Def Leppard), Sheryl Crow, Al Di Meola, Andy Dunlop (Travis), Elliot Easton (Cars), David "The Edge" Evans (U2), Ace Frehley (KISS), Don Felder (Eagles), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, James Hetfield (Metallica), Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Terry Kath (Chicago), Frank Lero (My Chemical Romance), Kerry Livgren (Kansas), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Bob Marley, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Tom Scholz (Boston), Neal Schon (Santana, Journey), Earl Slick (David Bowie),Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Neil Young, Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones).

Wow. Thank you Les Paul, you will be missed.