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Why Gary Moore wasn’t a big fan of Hard Rock music


Why Gary Moore wasn’t a big fan of Hard Rock music

Gary Moore is considered one of the best guitarists of all time that after leaving Thin Lizzy was responsible to revive the Blues music in his solo career. Although Thin Lizzy had songs that could be close to what Hard Rock music is, the gutiarist dind’t like the genre and explained in an interview with Guitar World back in 1987 the reason why.


Why Gary Moore wasn’t a big fan of Hard Rock music:

What music do you listen to in private?

“Everything possible, only no hard rock. Mostly I like listening to singers: Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood. I really like Billy Idol’s newest album. Jeff Beck and Allan Holdsworth are among my favorite guitarists. And now and then I like to listen to Debussy.”

Why do you keep saying that hard rock doesn’t appeal to you?

“Because there’s hardly any difference between most hard rock groups. You often can’t tell where they’re coming from. Okay, the Scorpions with their classical guitar style sound different than the British metal groups and their blues infusion. But in the end it’s all restricted to loud guitar noise, and there’s only so many notes you can get out of a guitar.”

But bands like Europe can be quite energetic.

“Spare me from Europe. They have no style of their own. They are completely unoriginal. I have absolutely no respect for them. Their guitars sound like mine, and the singer sounds like a cross between Deep Purple and the Scorpions. I find Bon Jovi better; at least they have their own style.”

Gary Moore death

Irish guitarist Gary Moore died on February 6, 2011 and the news was confirmed by Adam Parsons, manager of the group Thin Lizzy, in which Moore played. At the time the Irish Times newspaper revealed that the musician was found dead in a hotel in the city of Estepona, Spain.

He was on vacation, according to the publication. The cause of death was revealed only one year later. The results of the guitarist’s blood tests. According to The Telegraph, Gary had 380 milligrams of alcohol per deciliter of blood.

The measure is 30 milligrams bigger than the common cause of fatalities. The number is close to that found in Amy Winehouse, which was 416 milligrams when found dead, for example. The experts’ conclusion is that the musician suffered a heart attack caused by excessive drinking.

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