Video: Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde Perform Cream's "Crossroads"

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daveotr

For the sake of accuracy, it's Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" most famously covered by Cream.

stuntevo

I think Bonamassa pwned the first solos, I think Zakk was a bit too flashy, but then we didn't get to hear the last 3rd of his solo because Bonamassa cut in with the next verse, it seemed that Zakk was trying to bring the solo back to earth when Joe cut in. Zakk totally had the trade-off licks, though. Bonamassa lost me when he started the tremolo picking. Both great players, both rooted in blues, but they're still apples and oranges and I think they could work out a really great version of the song with some rehearsal.

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Rosebudd Bittadose

Interesting contrast. Bonamassa plays for unoriginal pentatonic box shape, "hold the note cause I ain't got nothing that's me" tone and feel, while Wylde plays the "I know the fretboard and give homage to all the greats that came before me while OWNING this shit" and "humbly pay tribute to Fr. Clapton while these douchebags turn down my amp" card...one great guitar player, both selling guitars for Gibson.

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jefg

Interesting contrast. Bonamassa plays for tone and feel, while Wylde plays the "how's my pose" and "how many notes can I fit in" card.... both great players, one much deeper than the other

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