Nick Carter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with Brian McKnight who told him that early on in his career, he mainly identified with playing the guitar. McKnight admits, “Thing is, I’m known mainly as a singer, but in the beginning of my career, I mainly identified with playing guitar. During the ’80s, when I was growing up, the guitar hero, with his wild image and long solos, is what defined pop and rock stardom. Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck – those are some of the cats who I wanted to be.”
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