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Not so sure about his influence or innovation, but Mayer's a damn good guitarist.
Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 13:36pm
basically one of THE MOST AMAZING GUITARISTS OF HIS GENERATION
Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:41pm
If he keeps playing the blues then he soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo deserves to be inducted!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 13:08pm
I love when he sings the blues and i really don't lie his pop stuff
Posted by roméo on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 02:21am
Who better for the induction?
Posted by Dylan on Saturday, 06.9.07 @ 09:58am
Pushes the boundaries of crappiness to new levels with every album. Good Lord he sucks.
Posted by Creepozoid on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 08:31am
Ok, the musical community has this mindset that just because Jimi and Stevie are dead and gone, there can't POSSIBLY be anyone for the next millennium that will surpass them.
Posted by bluesguyjon on Friday, 09.21.07 @ 19:08pm
"one of THE MOST AMAZING GUITARISTS OF HIS GENERATION" - lily
Posted by liam on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 12:45pm
They key words in that statement are "this generation". I'm sure even a hack like Mayer has no problem gettiong over a bar that low.
Posted by Eddie on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 15:39pm
John Mayer's musical peak is singing "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" in a Dave Chapelle sketch. Nuff said.
Posted by Randy on Sunday, 11.2.08 @ 18:16pm
It's all about that Fall Out Boy collaboration.
Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 11.4.08 @ 13:03pm
He's gonna be in. He' too innovative and talented not to
Posted by Jonathan on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 18:57pm
John Mayer's Continuum is one of the best albums to come out in the past 10 years! If you haven't heard it, go take a listen before you pass judgememnt.
Posted by Patrick Mitchell on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:08pm
Wow Pat thanks for the tip
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.2.10 @ 21:44pm
If he had to choose now? Absolutely not. He is NOT the second coming of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and isn't nearly as good as his fans think. So far:
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 18:02pm
Sam...this cat IS a very good guitarist...I just wish he'd demonstrate it more and sing less...!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 04.13.10 @ 19:07pm
Yeah, I actually have heard him play well. He did a Hendrix cover that was pretty good. C'mon John, you've got lots of money now. More guitar playing, less safe, housewife music (no offense to housewives.)
Posted by Sam on Monday, 04.19.10 @ 20:29pm
I'm thinking Jimi Hendrix.
Posted by Brittany on Friday, 01.14.11 @ 08:22am
HE is fantastic!Very intriguing individual.Amazing live shows,driven,poised,genuine artist -one with the art form and incredible ability to enhance.BADASS!
Posted by nicole on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:28pm
Posted by XERXES on Monday, 03.14.11 @ 21:46pm
John is definitely a great guitarist (better than most of his generation.) Even his pop albums have complex guitar in them. just look at songs like neon or gravity. I have found that he is not a typical pop musician in the fact the he does know how to play in multiple keys unlike a lot of musicians out today.
Posted by tyler on Monday, 12.5.11 @ 01:53am
We can't just his influence because we have no clue of how many guitarist out there are influenced by him
Posted by bleh on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 23:18pm
He's a shoo-in. Influential, talented, and some great songs.
Posted by Troy on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:25pm
I'd say NO to John Mayer.Has gruff voice & really has blazed no new territory. Your Body Is A Wonderland pretty good song. Too many great guitarists in rock & metal before you get to John Mayer. If he stays bluesy,then he might get some nomination in 2030. KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 02.14.14 @ 00:16am
Not a big fan of his personality and antics, but his musical talent and impact is undeniable. I'd definitely recommend him for the hall.
Posted by NixtonV on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 18:20pm
NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! He is possibly one of the worst big guitarists I have ever heard. Also he can't play lead guitar. I would vomit if he was to be inducted
Posted by Karl Singleton on Saturday, 07.26.14 @ 09:36am
Saw him play with most surviving members of the Grateful Dead at Bonnaroo. I was never a fan of Mayer's music. I know for sure he is a very talented guitarist, and he knows the true feeling of rock and roll. That being said, I have always filed him under my category 'Soccer-mom pop' as that's what it sounds like to me. But hey, whatever makes him money, I guess, right? He did very well on-stage and I never would have thought him, Bob Weir and Donna Godchaux would have such a chemistry on-stage.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Wednesday, 06.15.16 @ 21:39pm
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