What he's actually talked about has included a bunch of stuff I don't listen to (Radiohead is heartbroken, I'm sure) and my classical music education is sorely lacking so what you'll find below is stuff that I think rocks. He did say Black Sabbath so let's start there. Either of these would do, I think, and "Paranoid" is first.
Or possibly "War Pigs."
Too heavy? Not gonna get any lighter, I hate to tell you. I've never really been much of a Smashing Pumpkins fan but I love "Bullet With Butterfly Wings."
Did you know Billy Corrigan once dated Courtney Love? That has nothing to do with anything, really, other than a totally ham handed segue into "Violet" by Hole.
Someone who did not date Courtney Love is Chris Cornell. During Soundgarden's decade plus hiatus he was in this other little combo called Audioslave and they did this.
I don't think The Supreme Guitar Deity was in that vid anywhere but if he was it was a blink and you'll miss him moment. This is the one song I'd be willing to lay odds was on Armitage's list. If it wasn't I'm going to be seriously disappointed in him as a fellow rock fan because, come on, epic Dylan lyrics over Hendrix's sonic boom? How can you resist it?
So, what do you think might have been on The List? Comments are open.