Joyce Manor on Green Day's "Brain Stew" & Nico's "These Days" | Hooked

See how this pair of foundational songs helped form these punk rocker's vibe (including a shining example with their track "The Jerk").

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Papa Roach’s Jerry Horton on Metallica’s “…And Justice for All” | Hooked

How a trip to his grandparents’ place with his acoustic guitar and a will to move beyond AC/DC set him on the nu-metal path.

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Andy Wood on Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" | Hooked

The hot picker recalls receiving a mix CD of must-know guitarists and the Grammy-winning track was the one that "hit him like a ton of bricks."

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Tamino on Soundgarden's "Limo Wreck" | Hooked

The Belgian-Egyptian guitarist always comes back to this Kim Thayil riff because "it's full of mystery, a wide dynamic range, unconventional structure, and beautiful chords."