Five Greatest Rogers

In celebration of the announcement of Kenny Rogers having announced a brace of UK dates, we´ve compiled the Guitarist List of Rogers...look, it´s a slow news day.

In no particular order...

Paul Rodgers
Not the new voice of Queen but the singer of a whole new band. OK then... Great set of pipes, though.

Roger Daltrey
The legendary gravel-voiced singer of The ‘Orrible ‘Ooo. Likes trout. A lot...

Roger McGuinn
The 12-string-strumming, blissed-out, turn, turn, turning leader of The Byrds. Nice Rickenbacker, chap...

Roger Waters
Bass-playing, tantrum-throwing singer and bassist with Pink Floyd. Not expecting a Christmas card from David Gilmour any time soon...

Roger Newell
own God of the Bass and former Rock Wakeman bottom-ender. He was in the office today, actually. Lovely man!

Roger the Cabin Boy
The sadly mythical member of old TV pirate Captain Pugwash´s crew. Also made up was Seaman Staines and Master Bates. Gutted...

Ken´s dates for his 2009 tour include the following and tickets are now on-sale...

Cardiff CIA - March 27
Birmingham NIA - March 28
Manchester MEN - March 29
Newcastle Arena - March 30
Plymouth Pavilions - April 1
Nottingham Concert Hall - April 2
London Hammersmith Apollo - April 3
Bournemouth BIC - April 4

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.