The Union Interview
10/8/2003 (updated 10/8/2003)
He was named 19th of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in the recent Sept. 18 issue. Thompson is in good company: he's ahead of legends such as U2's The Edge and Stephen Stills and only four spaces behind Carlos Santana and nine spaces behind Keith Richards.
Modest about being named in the list of all time greats, Thompson said,
"These kind of polls are ridiculous; you can't compare guitarists or genres. I'm glad, though, someone noticed me to place me in there but I can think of 50 guitarists higher than me not there - it's dubious."