The Who were not just another rock band. And Pete Townshend was never your run-of-the-mill guitar hero. Without Townshend, the terms 'power chord,' 'Marshall stack' and 'feedback' might never have entered the modern guitarist’s vocabulary.
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form.
Dave Gonzalez, Thomas Yearsley and Brian Fahey -- collectively known as The Paladins -- are among the June 10 headliners at this year's Ink-N-Iron Tattoo & Kustom Culture Festival in the shadow of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.