Rock icon Jon Bon Jovi recently made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where he revealed his picks for the greatest guitarist of all time. The singer shared his admiration for several iconic guitarists, including Beck, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Mark Knopfler.
When asked about his favorite guitarist, Bon Jovi didn’t hesitate to name Beck as his top pick. He praised the musician’s unique approach to creating sounds and described his music as “otherworldly.”
But when it comes to the greatest songwriting guitarist, Bon Jovi had no doubts about who deserved the title. He named Jimmy Page, the legendary guitarist for Led Zeppelin, as the best in the business. Bon Jovi noted that Page not only played guitar incredibly well but also constructed masterpieces of music that stand the test of time.
Bon Jovi also gave a shoutout to Eddie Van Halen, the late guitarist for Van Halen, who revolutionized the instrument with his groundbreaking techniques. He also mentioned Mark Knopfler, the lead guitarist and vocalist for Dire Straits, describing him as an underrated musician.
Bon Jovi’s picks for the greatest guitarists of all time are sure to spark debate among music fans. But there’s no denying that these musicians have left an indelible mark on the world of rock music, inspiring countless musicians and fans with their unique talents and contributions to the genre.