As blogged here previously, Rolling Stone recently named the top 100 guitarists of all time, stemming from a poll of music experts and fellow guitarists.
The legendary Jimi Hendrix topped the list and is such featured on one of four special edition covers of the December issue.
Sharing the alternate cover with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen, this marks the whopping 16th time Hendrix has made the cover of Rolling Stone.
In the issue, Hendrix was lauded by accomplished guitarist Tom Morello.
“His playing was effortless. There’s not one minute of his recorded career that feels like he’s working hard at it – it feels like it’s all flowing through him. The most beautiful song of the Jimi Hendrix canon is ‘Little Wing,’” Morello wrote. ”It’s just this gorgeous song that, as a guitar player, you can study your whole life and not get down, never get inside it the way that he does. He seamlessly weaves chords and single-note runs together and uses chord voicings that don’t appear in any music book. His riffs were a pre-metal funk bulldozer, and his lead lines were an electric LSD trip down to the crossroads, where he pimp-slapped the devil.”