Yeah, ok, every guitarist who came after Jimi Hendrix was influenced by him, just as every punk band on Earth owes a debt to Iggy Pop and the Ramones. But I wanted to narrow it down to people who often see the name Jimi Hendrix pop up in reviews of their own work. Or who simply play in his spirit.
10) Lenny Kravitz: Well, I didn't say this list was going to be pretty. Lenny Kravitz isn't in league with Jimi, but he's done plenty of guitar-shaking and wah-wah making to give you the impression that he'd love to be held in the same company.
9) Eddie Van Halen: Eddie is one of those guitar players who learned how to take Hendrix's influence to his own personal level. Listen to his guitar work on Women And Children First and Fair Warning and tell me that isn't some avant-garde blues and funk going on behind what is supposed to be an arena rock band. It's what Congress calls the Nuclear Option.Read More »from Ten Guitarists Influenced By Jimi Hendrix