He's made it to number one on the billboard 21 times.... where have you been? And preferring listening to the "forefathers" is fine and dandy, but these guys like Joe are the torch bearers now, like it or not.... And thank god for them.... may they help keep the instrument alive, and have the sounds of wailing guitars blasting through the speakers of many a new listener and young future "torch bearers". Everyone, I mean EVERYONE should be thanking the guys and gals like Joe who help keep the instrument alive and in the public eye. Instead of it dying off with the guys who actually got to see Jimi at Woodstock. For some reason...guys like, Hendrix, Page, Clapton etc.... who practically created so many incredible players, are one of the very reasons some of these players are looked down on or overlooked entirely. Tragic irony or poetic justice, you tell me? Alot of these contemporary players are doing EXACTLY what the "forefathers" did.... take the things they heard and saw and make it BIGGER, LOUDER, and more robust in every way possible.... Its human nature, to keep trying to do "it" better... You know.... "progress" dude. Even if it's the same old "tired" blues licks.... You gonna stop listening to the old guys that wrote those licks?? Nope, because they are great licks... and they never get old or "tired"..... rock n roll will never die... No rules in rock n roll.... so keep the doubestops and 8th notes coming, they sound real nice when a great player is playing them, in time with a great band. Please stop subscribing to the death of rock n roll.... it has transcended the 60s and 70s and is still using the same 4 licks the same 3 chords.... and the same 7 notes... Sorry for ranting.... frustrated.