Guitar Greats: Ritchie Blackmore

Where would hard rock/heavy metal be without Ritchie Blackmore? No, really...think long and hard about that one. Blackmore's work has paved the way for countless artists, but none are more vocal in their admiration for Blackmore than Metallica's Lars Ulrich.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich said, "Blackmore epitomized this fascination I had with the bare…