[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYpzAw0IiCM]Nathan East & Paul Gilbert: "One Chord Challenge" - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Paul Gilbert never stuck out to me when I was younger. He always gets lumped in with guys like Vai and Satch, and his playing isn't nearly as weird or instantly recognizable as them.
A while back I really listened to him and realized that his playing isn't that ridiculous, it's just tasteful and dead-on perfect. I'm not really into Vai and Satch, but I really like Paul's stuff. He rips and is crazy accurate, but still listenable.