Been a fan of Deep Purple since childhood, although partial to Mark1 most of all but favorite song out of the 70's happens to be "Gettin' Tighter" off Come Taste the Band, with "Sail Away" from Burn not too far behind.
and Thin Lizzy with "Spirit Slips Away" from their 1975...
Charlie Benante (Anthrax & Stormtroopers Of Death).
Emilio Marquez (Sadistic Intent, Coffin Texts, & Possessed).
Hank Williams III (Buzzkill & Arson Anthem).
Ian Paice (Deep Purple & Whitesnake).
Joe Hasselvander (Pentagram, Raven, & Blue Cheer).
Paul Whaley (Blue Cheer).
Words can not express my feelings on this but thanks to him my Saturday mornings were that much better when the radio was worth listening to and for me personally I'll remember Mr. Kasem fondly as the voice of Cliffjumper on the original Transformers (1984).
R.I.P. and thank you Mr. Casey Kasem.
Tough call as there all classics but overall from this list have to go with Quartz 'Stand Up and Fight' just for Mick Hopkins guitar work alone although Tygers of Pan Tang's 'Spellbound' remains my favorite within the entire genre.
A few other favorites that come to mind would be Angel Witch's...
David White from Bay Area Speedster's Heathen.
but Bobby 'Blitz' (Overkill).
The late David Wayne (Metal Church's first two albums).
Gary St. Pierre (formerly from Hawaii and Vicious Rumors).
John Arch (formerly from Fates Warning, currently in...