Yah, I meant blues. Blues guitar. Shermy, if you appreciate his guitar but not the songs, check out some music by the John Mayer Trio. It's him and these two other guys that just play straight-up, twenty minute, Floyd-worthy solos. It's not his mainstream stuff at all.
Yur, Tool is pretty beastly. Radiohead is a really incredible band, but they've kind of gotten lost in the experimentation. There have been a few good songs on their recent albums, but they're too electronicated to stand anywhere close to Pablo Honey or the Bends. I hear the new album they're working on is gonna sound a bit more like their old stuff, though, so I appreciate that and I'll hang in till it comes. The Stones have pretty much fallen to shit.
As far as hardcore stuff goes, I'm not a guge metal fan. Some old stuff is awesome, but more recent metal's a bit too screamy for me. It's prolly just the guitarist in me, but I really like Dragonforce and Coheed and Cambria. It really is beautiful orchestration, plus some incredible guitar playing.
Why So Green And Lonely? We Are Accidents Waiting To Happen.