Joe Bonamassa: my top 5 not-so-guilty pleasures of all time

Posted Dec 6, 2012 at 9:08pm
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"People think that I walk in my door and a copy of Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton just flies off the shelf and into my lap," says Joe Bonamassa. "Not true. In fact, some of the music I listen to doesn't even have any guitar in it at all."

Widely regarded as one of the greatest blues-rock guitarists of his generation, Bonamassa claims that a well-rounded musical diet is key to his creativity. "Listening to different genres can really open your own musicianship," he says. You can't just stay in one place."

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