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Deberg_1990
11-23-2011, 01:28 PM
Do you agree?





http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123/lindsey-buckingham-19691231



1.Jimi Hendrix
2.Eric Clapton
3.Jimmy Page
4.Keith Richards
5.Jeff Beck
6.B.B. King
7.Chuck Berry
8.Eddie Van Halen
9.Duane Allman
10.Pete Townshend
11.George Harrison
12.Stevie Ray Vaughan
13.Albert King
14.David Gilmour
15.Freddy King
16.Derek Trucks
17.Neil Young
18.Les Paul
19.James Burton
20.Carlos Santana
21.Chet Atkins
22.Frank Zappa
23.Buddy Guy
24.Angus Young
25.Tony Iommi
26.Brian May
27.Bo Diddley
28.Johnny Ramone
29.Scotty Moore
30.Elmore James
31.Ry Cooder
32.Billy Gibbons
33.Prince
34.Curtis Mayfield
35.John Lee Hooker
36.Randy Rhoads
37.Mick Taylor
38.The Edge
39.Steve Cropper
40.Tom Morello
41.Mick Ronson
42.Mike Bloomfield
43.Hubert Sumlin
44.Mark Knopfler
45.Link Wray
46.Jerry Garcia
47.Stephen Stills
48.Jonny Greenwood
49.Muddy Waters
50.Ritchie Blackmore
51.Johnny Marr
52.Clarence White
53.Otis Rush
54.Joe Walsh
55.John Lennon
56.Albert Collins
57.Rory Gallagher
58.Peter Green
59.Robbie Robertson
60.Ron Asheton
61.Dickey Betts
62.Robert Fripp
63.Johnny Winter
64.Duane Eddy
65.Slash
66.Leslie West
67.T-Bone Walker
68.John McLoughlin
69.Richard Thompson
70.Jack White
71.Robert Johnson
72.John Frusciante
73.Kurt Cobain
74.Dick Dale
75.Joni Mitchell
76.Robby Krieger
77.Willie Nelson
78.John Fahey
79.Mike Campbell
80.Buddy Holly
81.Lou Reed
82.Nels Cline
83.Eddie Hazel
84.Joe Perry
85.Andy Summers
86.J Mascis
87.James Hetfield
88.Carl Perkins
89.Bonnie Raitt
90.Tom Verlaine
91.Dave Davies
92.Dimebag Darrell
93.Paul Simon
94.Peter Buck
95.Roger McGuinn
96.Bruce Springsteen
97.Steve Jones
98.Alex Lifeson
99.Thurston Moore
100.Lindsey Buckingham

Sofa King
11-23-2011, 01:31 PM
What? No Frank Sinatra?

Poll is flawed.

BoneKrusher
11-23-2011, 01:33 PM
no Michael Schenker?

chasedude
11-23-2011, 01:34 PM
S. Ray Vaughan should be above George Harrison.

I'm glad Eddie Van Halen ended up in the top 10.

kc rush
11-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Do you agree?




No.

chasedude
11-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Alex Lifeson @ 98 and Kurt Cobain @ 73, these should be switched.

DMAC
11-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Rory Gallagher should be higher.

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Richards is too high.

As for personal favorites, Steve Howe has always made these lists. Why no more? His playing has declined, but so has Hendrix's. Should be on body of work. Howe in his heyday was outstanding.

I also wish Steve Hackett were on the list (as he sometimes is). He was tapping long before Eddie Van Halen popularized it.

No Alvin Lee or Robin Trower?

WV
11-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Dimebag at #92?


Derek Trucks is the Shit though at #16.

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Rory Gallagher should be higher.

Agreed.

kc rush
11-23-2011, 01:38 PM
:grr:Lifeson 98

No Vai, Satch, Eric Johnson, etc.

chasedude
11-23-2011, 01:39 PM
Dimebag at #92?


Derek Trucks is the Shit though at #16.

Yes, pitiful poll.

DMAC
11-23-2011, 01:39 PM
Oh Dream Theater fans may burn down the Rolling Stones HQ.

tk13
11-23-2011, 01:42 PM
These lists are always a joke anyway, although this one seems to put very little emphasis on technical playing anyway. Steve Hackett should be somewhere on this list... he was using guitar tapping years before Van Halen got credit for it. And Mark Knopfler should be higher than 44.

redhed
11-23-2011, 01:43 PM
:grr:Lifeson 98

No Vai, Satch, Eric Johnson, etc.

No Satriani?

Great Expectations
11-23-2011, 01:44 PM
Clapton and Page should switch.

redhed
11-23-2011, 01:45 PM
Too many names above Les Paul.

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 01:50 PM
These lists are always a joke anyway, although this one seems to put very little emphasis on technical playing anyway. Steve Hackett should be somewhere on this list... he was using guitar tapping years before Van Halen got credit for it. And Mark Knopfler should be higher than 44.

*clears throat*

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=8135981&postcount=8

KC Tattoo
11-23-2011, 01:54 PM
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Buckethead > Slash

KC Tattoo
11-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Too many names above Les Paul.

This.

Dartgod
11-23-2011, 01:58 PM
:grr:Lifeson 98

No Vai, Satch, Eric Johnson, etc.
Yeah, bullshit.

Baconeater
11-23-2011, 02:00 PM
Clapton is in his rightful spot at #2, not much else matters to me.

redhed
11-23-2011, 02:02 PM
Not one Jazz or Classical player? Okey-dokey. :rolleyes:

Aries Walker
11-23-2011, 02:03 PM
Eddie Van Halen should at least be top three. He's phenomenal.

And no Steve Vai anywhere is unfathomable.

FD
11-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Call me old-fashioned but Robert Johnson at #71 is just ridiculous.

Backwards Masking
11-23-2011, 02:11 PM
they did this exact same list 10 years ago and had a completely different order (hendrix was still #1). amazing how they can recycle the same stupid lists and get coverage for them. that said, i'm glad Paige is MUCH higher on this one than the last. Before I get the usual CP "he ripped off blues musicians on Zep I & II rhetoric (which i admit he did), keep in mind everything from III on was HIGHLY original, not to mention groundbreaking. especially Zoso-Graffeti.

TheGuardian
11-23-2011, 02:13 PM
Worst fucking list ever.

Backwards Masking
11-23-2011, 02:14 PM
Oh, and Alex Lifeson got comepletely f*cked (as usual). Lennon was almost 50 spots higher, that's not Beatles knock, I think Lennon is the best songwriter ever. not much of a guitar player though....

must suck being shrouded in Peart and Lee's shadows.

TheGuardian
11-23-2011, 02:15 PM
No Satriani, no Vai, no Zakk Wylde...........Eric Clapton at #2......fucking stupid as fuck.

Baconeater
11-23-2011, 02:17 PM
These lists are always a joke anyway, although this one seems to put very little emphasis on technical playing anyway. Steve Hackett should be somewhere on this list... he was using guitar tapping years before Van Halen got credit for it. And Mark Knopfler should be higher than 44.
Yeah Knopfler is very underrated guitarist, probably because Dire Straits' music didn't appeal to the masses all that much.

4 1/2 minutes of awesomeness:

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Chris Meck
11-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Richards is too high.



You shut your filthy whore mouth. :p

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 02:19 PM
You shut your filthy whore mouth. :p

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ChiefFripp
11-23-2011, 02:20 PM
These list consist of some writer doing a google search for great guitarist and then putting Hendrix in the number 1 slot.

Reaper16
11-23-2011, 02:21 PM
That list is egregiously bad. That's the Jake O'Connell of lists.

FAX
11-23-2011, 02:55 PM
That list is egregiously bad. That's the Jake O'Connell of lists.

I agree with this assessment.

FAX

KurtCobain
11-23-2011, 02:59 PM
Alex Lifeson @ 98 and Kurt Cobain @ 73, these should be switched.

Pfffffff.
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memyselfI
11-23-2011, 02:59 PM
Clapton and Page should switch.

Yes. And Vai and Steve Howe should be on the list as well.

Molitoth
11-23-2011, 03:13 PM
Bad.

burt
11-23-2011, 03:14 PM
Yeah Knopfler is very underrated guitarist, probably because Dire Straits' music didn't appeal to the masses all that much.

4 1/2 minutes of awesomeness:

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Knopfler is def one of my favorites.

tooge
11-23-2011, 03:16 PM
Mark Knopfler should be higher, as should a bunch of other guys. Harrison, Zappa shouldn't be above 50

burt
11-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Mark Knopfler should be higher, as should a bunch of other guys. Harrison, Zappa shouldn't be above 50

Zappa as a pick surprised me.

Lonewolf Ed
11-23-2011, 03:23 PM
Oh, and Alex Lifeson got comepletely f*cked (as usual). Lennon was almost 50 spots higher, that's not Beatles knock, I think Lennon is the best songwriter ever. not much of a guitar player though....

must suck being shrouded in Peart and Lee's shadows.

But, Lennon had those blistering solos and the way he'd bend the strings and... oh, wait, I am thinking of Zakk Wylde... :p

tk13
11-23-2011, 03:27 PM
Yeah Knopfler is very underrated guitarist, probably because Dire Straits' music didn't appeal to the masses all that much.



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htismaqe
11-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Zappa as a pick surprised me.

Zappa was a great guitar player and multi-dimensional as well. Played multiple stringed instruments, composer, well-versed in blues, jazz, and rock.

I'd actually put him MUCH higher on the list.

Jim Jones
11-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Dimebag at #92?


Derek Trucks is the Shit though at #16.

What are some good Derek Trucks songs to start with when listening to him? Heard of him but never listened to his music.

Third Eye
11-23-2011, 03:44 PM
A. Rolling Stone is a garbage mag. and has been since the late '70s, so who really cares anyway.

B. Lists like these should more properly be titled Top 100 Rock and Blues Guitarists That Eveyone Has Heard Of.

Crush
11-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Gilmour is too fucking low.

burt
11-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Zappa was a great guitar player and multi-dimensional as well. Played multiple stringed instruments, composer, well-versed in blues, jazz, and rock.

I'd actually put him MUCH higher on the list.

I learn something new every day! I really didn't know that. But now I have "Catholic girls, they were on their knees" rolling around in my head.

burt
11-23-2011, 03:47 PM
Gilmour is too ****ing low.

"Marooned" is an all time classic. Wish I knew how to embed youtube.....

JD10367
11-23-2011, 03:49 PM
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Steve Miller aren't worthy, but fucking Prince is above Randy Rhodes?

I can't wait for their Top 100 Drummers list. I'm sure Ringo Starr will be #1...

WhiteWhale
11-23-2011, 03:50 PM
This list is a joke.

WhiteWhale
11-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Steve Miller aren't worthy, but ****ing Prince is above Randy Rhodes?

I can't wait for their Top 100 Drummers list. I'm sure Ringo Starr will be #1...

Ummmm..

Prince is an amazing guitarist.

FAX
11-23-2011, 03:51 PM
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Steve Miller aren't worthy, but ****ing Prince is above Randy Rhodes?

I can't wait for their Top 100 Drummers list. I'm sure Ringo Starr will be #1...

Actually, Ringo was a damn fine drummer. I rank him and Richie Hayward very high in the firmament of rock percussion stars.

FAX

alpha_omega
11-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Well, at least they got #1 right. I will look at the rest of the list and comment on it later.

Reaper16
11-23-2011, 03:59 PM
"Marooned" is an all time classic. Wish I knew how to embed youtube.....
Click on the "Share" tab under the video. There's an embed code there that you can copy and paste into a post here.

AustinChief
11-23-2011, 04:24 PM
What a total abortion.

Ry Cooder should be in the top 10... and someone who could easily be listed at #1 isn't even on the list. Where is Leo Kottke?

They have John Fahey at #78 (which is a joke to be that low...) yet Kottke was easily a better player.

burt
11-23-2011, 04:28 PM
Click on the "Share" tab under the video. There's an embed code there that you can copy and paste into a post here.

Okay, I admit it.....I am just too damn lazy.

FAX
11-23-2011, 04:30 PM
These appear to be rock and pop guys for the most part.

I haven't read the entire list ... is there a jazz player on there anywhere?

Also ... Stills is below Young? That's just crazy.

FAX

burt
11-23-2011, 04:30 PM
Ry Cooder

another of my fav's..... Up there with Gilmore and Knopfler.

Oh and I capitalized MY because it is my taste.

Frazod
11-23-2011, 04:34 PM
No love for Yngwie at all? Damn.

Brock
11-23-2011, 04:40 PM
These lists are always funny.

AustinChief
11-23-2011, 04:42 PM
These appear to be rock and pop guys for the most part.


No, it's supposedly an all inclusive list... Fahey, for example, was definitely not a POP or ROCK guy... not even close.

Halfcan
11-23-2011, 04:42 PM
No.

Lifeson 98-Fuck Rollingstone-they are abunch of Rush haters-Always have been Always will be.

They are on the board for the Rock and Roll hall of Shame as well-fuck them all-they dont know shit about good music!!

Lifeson is a clear number 1.

Halfcan
11-23-2011, 04:44 PM
:grr:Lifeson 98

No Vai, Satch, Eric Johnson, etc.

Yep Bruce and paul Simon are better guitar plays-LOL what a joke!!!

Brock
11-23-2011, 04:44 PM
Lifeson 98-Fuck Rollingstone-they are abunch of Rush haters-Always have been Always will be.

They are on the board for the Rock and Roll hall of Shame as well-fuck them all-they dont know shit about good music!!

Lifeson is a clear number 1.

He should be ranked higher, but number one? Yeah, no.

PRIEST
11-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Randy Rhoads Fuc#ing douche bags , stupid list

Halfcan
11-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Clapton number 2??? Slow hand has Always been Way over rated. Thanks to the British Press pimping him for years as God.

Macroach
11-23-2011, 04:52 PM
It's all personal taste, but I'd put Page and Beck interchangeably as 2 and 3. For me, Clapton could be somewhere in the double digits of this list.

Halfcan
11-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Can't wait for the All time Best drummers list that leaves off Neil Peart.

Rush just shoved there noses in it with Live in Cleveland-so this was R S response to it-pure and simple.

Saleenman607
11-23-2011, 05:07 PM
Mr Big had some superb musicians.............
peep game..............


http://youtu.be/HC60XNiS-MQ

Gadzooks
11-23-2011, 05:09 PM
All lists are bullshit if you don't preface them with any criteria.
Also, any guitar player who has a modicum of technical proficiency will be greatly offended by many of the names on this list.

FAX
11-23-2011, 05:13 PM
No, it's supposedly an all inclusive list... Fahey, for example, was definitely not a POP or ROCK guy... not even close.

Well, that's cool. He was an interesting guy, actually.

I didn't read the entire list ... just scanned it.

I guess it makes sense that the Rolling Stone would make a list made up primarily of rock guys, though ... since they're a rock magazine and all.

FAX

kchero
11-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Alex Lifeson @ 98 and Kurt Cobain @ 73, these should be switched.

This. It sounds like more of a popularity contest than actual guitar skills. Though JH at #1 is where he should be.

KC Tattoo
11-23-2011, 05:14 PM
This list is a joke.

/ kirt hammett

Gadzooks
11-23-2011, 05:23 PM
When I was teaching guitar in the mid 90's I had a couple of 10 year old students who could easily smoke Kurt Cobain. Why aren't they on this list.:shrug:

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 05:24 PM
When I was teaching guitar in the mid 90's I had a couple of 10 year old students who could easily smoke Kurt Cobain. Why aren't they on this list.:shrug:

I've always maintained that Nirvana is perhaps the most overrated band in history.

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 05:25 PM
Two other guys I thought of that should be considered: Steve Morse and Martin Barre.

htismaqe
11-23-2011, 05:28 PM
No love for Yngwie at all? Damn.

Honestly, Yngwie was a technician like no other but he just didn't have "it".

I didn't realize just how hollow it was until I saw my 13-year old nephew playing Guitar Hero and hammering out solos like a pro, even though he'd never played the guitar.

To Yngwie, the guitar was just like that controller with a bunch of buttons, he was just manipulating a tool like any other technician.

jlscorpio
11-23-2011, 05:28 PM
the fact that they think there's 91 players ahead of Dimebag makes this entire list a fucking joke

Nzoner
11-23-2011, 05:41 PM
:doh!:

No Joe Bonamassa?

What a bunch of focking idiots,I dare anyone to watch the following and make an argument why he isn't on the list.

Acoustic

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Electric

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rtmike
11-23-2011, 05:42 PM
No Tom Scholz (Boston), played the 12 string as good as anybody on 6.? He played every instrument before their 1st LP.

Also I remember years ago when Ace Frehley was touted as one of the best to ever play & he's not even @ the bottom. I know he influenced Dimebag & several others.

Wow. just. wow. This list is ****ed up.

FAX
11-23-2011, 05:48 PM
When I was teaching guitar in the mid 90's I had a couple of 10 year old students who could easily smoke Kurt Cobain. Why aren't they on this list.:shrug:

ROFL

I know.

Nashville is crawling with dudes who could smoke most of these guys.

FAX

PRIEST
11-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Nzoner Joe Bonamassa


Wow never heard him , good stuff thanx

Nzoner
11-23-2011, 06:05 PM
Nzoner Joe Bonamassa


Wow never heard him , good stuff thanx

:thumb:

A friend introduced me to his music about 6 years ago.He's incredible,in fact he recently released a 2 disc DVD set live from Royal Albert Hall.Here's a couple from that set.

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And jamming with Clapton

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stevieray
11-23-2011, 06:38 PM
I hate these, because they are subjective, but L. Buckingham is betthan half of those above him.

finger picking is pure talent.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
11-23-2011, 07:13 PM
I'm not even a country fan (although I was certainly exposed to it when I was younger), but Roy Clark could out play a vast majority of those listed (and then play fiddle, banjo, mandolin and steel guitar over their corpses).

KCwolf
11-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Whatever......Marc Ford not on this list is a travesty. Period.

Huffman83
11-23-2011, 07:17 PM
I think this is a great list of songwriters. Leave the top 100 guitarist list to magazines like Guitar World. I'm not even a fan but there's no way Satch/Malmsteen/Vai is less of a guitar player than Johnny Ramone. And I LOVE the Ramones.

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Richards is too high.

As for personal favorites, Steve Howe has always made these lists. Why no more? His playing has declined, but so has Hendrix's. Should be on body of work. Howe in his heyday was outstanding.

I also wish Steve Hackett were on the list (as he sometimes is). He was tapping long before Eddie Van Halen popularized it.

No Alvin Lee or Robin Trower?

No Alvin Lee, hell, no Albert Lee for that matter.

Rolling Stone again proves why it sucks. Rolling Stone is a joke and always has been.

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:38 PM
No Frank Black

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:41 PM
No Steve Howe

Baconeater
11-23-2011, 07:41 PM
All lists are bullshit if you don't preface them with any criteria.
Also, any guitar player who has a modicum of technical proficiency will be greatly offended by many of the names on this list.
I'm guessing the criteria with this one was guitarists that make music that people other than guitar purist freaks want to listen to.

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:43 PM
No Joe Satriani

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:44 PM
No Ronnie Montrose

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:44 PM
No Sammy Haggar

Halfcan
11-23-2011, 07:49 PM
No Alvin Lee, hell, no Albert Lee for that matter.

Rolling Stone again proves why it sucks. Rolling Stone is a joke and always has been.

:thumb: Does anyone even buy that crappy left wing mag anymore??

I am surprised they didn't put Donna Summer and Boy George as the top 2 best guitarist.

siberian khatru
11-23-2011, 07:50 PM
I'm not even a country fan (although I was certainly exposed to it when I was younger), but Roy Clark could out play a vast majority of those listed (and then play fiddle, banjo, mandolin and steel guitar over their corpses).

Yes. And Glen Campbell, too.

headsnap
11-23-2011, 07:50 PM
No Ronnie Montrose

This!


No Sammy Haggar

not that... :spock:

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 07:56 PM
This!




not that... :spock:

Haggar did some good things before he joined Van Halen...

Nzoner
11-23-2011, 08:02 PM
I will give props on Billy Gibbons making the list though,although I'd have put him in the top 20 :D

TheGuardian
11-23-2011, 08:07 PM
Many times, too much is made of the popularity of the band in regards to how good someone is. Kurt Cobain isn't worth two fucking shits playing the guitar. Yet he makes the list because Nirvana was so big in the 90's.

I'm sure that John Bohnam would end up a top 10 listed drummer but the truth is he wasn't very good. A very sloppy fucking drummer. But I'm sure a Stones top 100 drummers would include him and of course Tommy Lee would be rated very high because he played in Motley Crue and he apparently has a big dong.

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 08:09 PM
Props for Thurston Moore on the list... he should be way higher than Jack White.

plbrdude
11-23-2011, 08:10 PM
Too many names above Les Paul.

and not enough above keith richards

headsnap
11-23-2011, 08:11 PM
Haggar did some good things before he joined Van Halen...

I'm definitely a fan but I would call Hagar a fun guitarist, I wouldn't classify him as a great guitarist.

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 08:15 PM
I'm definitely a fan but I would call Hagar a fun guitarist, I wouldn't classify him as a great guitarist.

well this list is as much about substance and style as raw ability and Hagar has wrote some great stuff and he can sling an ax with the best of them when it comes to being loud and proud...

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 08:16 PM
oh yah, where the hell is the Motor City Madman!? No Ted Nugent? Really?

headsnap
11-23-2011, 08:19 PM
oh yah, where the hell is the Motor City Madman!? No Ted Nugent? Really?

I was thinking of the Nuge when I typed the Hagar post... I would definitely put him ahead or Sammy and I am even drinking tequila right now!

Brock
11-23-2011, 08:20 PM
I can't believe anybody would even bother discussing a list of guitarists that has Joni Mitchell AND Willie Nelson listed ahead of Mike Campbell, James Hetfield, Andy Summers, Dimbag and Lindsey Buckingham.

Come on, they're trolling you hard.

headsnap
11-23-2011, 08:22 PM
Johnny Ramone ahead or Randy Rhodes... ROFL

Tombstone RJ
11-23-2011, 08:30 PM
OK, here's one that is just unforgivable--no Bob Seger.

No Bob Seger

They put a lot of other questionable guitar players on this list but no Bob Seger. Why?

Fishpicker
11-23-2011, 08:36 PM
100.Lindsey Buckingham -what up wit dat?

where the hell is Jake E Lee?

headsnap
11-23-2011, 08:52 PM
where the hell is Jake E Lee?

too obscure to make it on Celebrity Rehab...

OzarksChiefsFan
11-23-2011, 08:54 PM
This list must be Rock Guitarists because there are a whole lot of Jazz players that

could shred these guys.

I love Hendrix and Clapton both moved Rock music into the future but if we are talking

Guitarists then how do you leave off Segovia,Malmsteem, Pass, Montgomery or a

thousand other shredders from a lot of genres. This is clearly a Rock list and should be

labeled accordingly. You might be amazed at how many of the hit Rock albums since the

early 70s featured guys like Glen Campbell and John Scofield. Tommy Tedesco did a lot

of sessions with the "Wrecking Crew" and Larry Carlton's work with Steely Dan or Steve

Morse's countless Rock album contributions. As a guitarist myself this list is full of great players but there are a

lot of guys who did as much if not more than the guys on this list, but who are not well

known by the general public. Springsteen, really give me a F*****g break. A lot of these guys can barely freaking play. JMHO

Backwards Masking
11-23-2011, 09:05 PM
But, Lennon had those blistering solos and the way he'd bend the strings and... oh, wait, I am thinking of Zakk Wylde... :p

Kurt Cobain at #73 I feel the same way about. he could write songs, but his guitar solos were as minimalistic as minimalistic can be. there are literally thousands and thousands of better guitar players better than him. He's there because of name status mainly.

Backwards Masking
11-23-2011, 09:11 PM
of course Tommy Lee would be rated very high because he played in Motley Crue and he apparently has a big dong.

don't forget he f*cked Pamela Lee on video before the internet was big and has whored himself and his mysic out for money enough times to be listed along side Steven Tyler and Jagger.

So really he should be ahead of Peart if you think about it.

Backwards Masking
11-23-2011, 09:15 PM
This list is a joke/ kirt hammett

I agree/ Dave Mustaine

Gadzooks
11-23-2011, 09:19 PM
I'm guessing the criteria with this one was guitarists that make music that people other than guitar purist freaks want to listen to.

I don't think you need to be "purist freak" to recognize that Kurt Cobain was a shitty guitarist.
Somehow the music industry was able to convince the sheep of this world to buy his albums and flannel shirts for a decade.
On that note, of the top 4 grunge bands that came out of Seattle at that time Cobain was the shittiest guitarist of them all. (I’m talking about Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana). I’ll wager that the drummer for AIC could play guitar better than Cobain.
Kurt Cobain had the same influence on guitar playing that Elvis Presley had (none), yet oddly enough Elvis isn’t on the list.

RJ
11-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Mick Ronson is too low at #41. I'd certainly put him in top 20.

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Glad Curtis Mayfield is included. I didn't see Sly Stone?

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Nzoner
11-23-2011, 10:05 PM
I don't think you need to be "purist freak" to recognize that Kurt Cobain was a shitty guitarist.


Nor to recognize the fact that a lot of the names listed by CP members have some damn good music that people other than "purist freaks" listen to.I've got 2 close friends who'd never heard Joe Bonamassa or Gary Moore and are far from "purist freaks" but once they had an open ear become fans real fast.

dilligaf
11-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Van Halen, Angus Young and Rhodes are too low on the list and I think Brian Setzer should have made the list.

chasedude
11-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Alex Skolnick - Testament isn't well known and therefore a great guitarist is left out.

He's not only a metal guitarist, he's been dabbling in the jazz gig lately. Way more talented than Kurt Cobain and many others on the list.

FAX
11-24-2011, 12:38 AM
Many times, too much is made of the popularity of the band in regards to how good someone is. Kurt Cobain isn't worth two ****ing shits playing the guitar. Yet he makes the list because Nirvana was so big in the 90's.

I'm sure that John Bohnam would end up a top 10 listed drummer but the truth is he wasn't very good. A very sloppy ****ing drummer. But I'm sure a Stones top 100 drummers would include him and of course Tommy Lee would be rated very high because he played in Motley Crue and he apparently has a big dong.

ROFL

FAX

DeezNutz
11-24-2011, 12:46 AM
I don't know shit, in the big scheme of things, but I do know that the last laugh smilie thingy should be taken with a bit more than a grain of salt.

EPodolak
11-24-2011, 01:19 AM
This list is completely goofy - seems to be good for their business though. Wonder why the great Robert Johnson dropped from the top ten down to #71 since the last RS top 100 a few years ago.

Fact is there are ten guys in my hometown who play much better guitar than a lot of these names.

Tuckdaddy
11-24-2011, 03:00 AM
What about the drummer from Rush? He played a mean guitar.

LOCOChief
11-24-2011, 03:40 AM
No, not even close. Can't complain about Jimmy at #1 but page at #3.

someone was really high when they made this list.

LOCOChief
11-24-2011, 03:45 AM
no Joe Bonamassa?
no Joe Satriani?
Those 2 alone aren't on the list and should make top 10
SRV at #12 ? There's a contender for #1 with Bonamassa

Pushead2
11-24-2011, 04:08 AM
no Joe Bonamassa?
no Joe Satriani?
Those 2 alone aren't on the list and should make top 10
SRV at #12 ? There's a contender for #1 with Bonamassa

I agree here.....

That's why I rather trust Guitar World's list than this shit. SRV should be in the top 5.

Mile High Mania
11-24-2011, 05:47 AM
Leslie West is kinda high on the list... and why is CC Deville not on the list?

Cobain shouldn't even be on the list... and they have him higher than Joe Perry. Rolling Stone = Dog Urine

InChiefsHell
11-24-2011, 06:01 AM
There were a lot of "flash in the pan" guys in the 80's who were more impressive, like Nuno Bettencourt from Extreme. Way better than a lot on this list.

InChiefsHell
11-24-2011, 06:08 AM
First in with Nebraska native Michael Lee Firkins. Back in the 80's I got to meet him a few times when we used to hang out at the real Russo's Music in Papillion. Nice guy and one helluva guitar player.

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Braincase
11-24-2011, 06:10 AM
The absence of the 4 most influential guitar instrumentalists of our time renders this list null and void. Vai, Satriani, Eric Johnson and Buckethead should not only be on this list, but all would be in my top 20.

Tribal Warfare
11-24-2011, 06:11 AM
Robert Johnson not in the top 10? That's a big strike against to the validity of this list

memyselfI
11-24-2011, 06:16 AM
Can't wait for the All time Best drummers list that leaves off Neil Peart.

Rush just shoved there noses in it with Live in Cleveland-so this was R S response to it-pure and simple.

My 16 year old drummer son's head would explode if that happens. Bonham, Peart, and Alan White are his favorites. Two of whom could easily be left off a list like this.

phisherman
11-24-2011, 06:17 AM
These lists are always funny.

Everyone has their own opinion and gets all butt hurt about their heroes being ranked below hacks like Kurt Cobain.

I can't believe a guy like Steve Vai or Joe Satriani isn't on the list, yet The Edge is. Blech. To each his own, I guess.

headsnap
11-24-2011, 06:28 AM
What no Gary Richrath!!!!


and in honor of today, I give you:

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FAX
11-24-2011, 06:40 AM
How about that Slash dude?

Does anybody here really think he is a great guitarist? He does that one little "doo de doo de doo de" riff a lot, I guess.

FAX

burt
11-24-2011, 07:16 AM
There's a contender for #1 with Bonamassa

Clapton would agree.

track
11-24-2011, 07:19 AM
without Roy Buchanan the list is flawed.

burt
11-24-2011, 07:22 AM
without Roy Buchanan the list is flawed.

without Bonamassa the list is flawed.

track
11-24-2011, 07:24 AM
without Bonamassa the list is flawed.

yes

Nzoner
11-24-2011, 07:34 AM
:doh!:

No Joe Bonamassa?

What a bunch of focking idiots,I dare anyone to watch the following and make an argument why he isn't on the list.

Acoustic

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Electric

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Nzoner Joe Bonamassa


Wow never heard him , good stuff thanx

no Joe Bonamassa?
no Joe Satriani?
Those 2 alone aren't on the list and should make top 10
SRV at #12 ? There's a contender for #1 with Bonamassa

I agree here.....

That's why I rather trust Guitar World's list than this shit. SRV should be in the top 5.

without Bonamassa the list is flawed.

yes


:thumb:

burt
11-24-2011, 07:46 AM
:thumb:

you left out,

Clapton would agree.

Nzoner
11-24-2011, 07:49 AM
you left out,

Damn,I did but luckily last night I posted the clip of Clapton and Bonamassa jamming together and I love seeing the look on Eric's face during the jam where he seems to thinking,"holy shit this kid can play."

threebag02
11-24-2011, 07:50 AM
Willie Nelson should be higher than 77, way higher than 77.

burt
11-24-2011, 08:10 AM
Willie Nelson should be higher than 77, way higher than 77.

loved his rift in "pancho and Lefty"

L.A. Chieffan
11-24-2011, 08:12 AM
winger shouldve been in the top 5. this list is a hack job

burt
11-24-2011, 08:15 AM
winger shouldve been in the top 5. this list is a hack job

been proven.

Start Croyle
11-24-2011, 08:30 AM
Didn't they publish a list just like this four or five years ago! They are just running out of meaningful articles to write so they do 500 best albums, 100 greatest guitarists, 250 best songs, 10 best album covers, blah blah blah!

It is really dumb and meaningless!

rocknrolla
11-24-2011, 09:03 AM
/ kirt hammett

This list is turrible.

Pasta Giant Meatball
11-24-2011, 09:21 AM
winger shouldve been in the top 5. this list is a hack job

Stewart certainly agrees.

WhiteWhale
11-24-2011, 09:27 AM
I've always maintained that Nirvana is perhaps the most overrated band in history.

If you mean over-rated on technical skill, you'd be wrong. Because I don't know anyone who ranks them highly as a skilled band.

If you mean their influence is over-rated, you're also wrong. Because they completely changed popular music in the 90's. They basically took the exact same sound the Melvins had and added pop hooks to it. It was incredibly popular and changed music forever.

Nobody in the past 3 decades has influenced rock music more heavily than Nirvana.

WhiteWhale
11-24-2011, 09:29 AM
How about that Slash dude?

Does anybody here really think he is a great guitarist? He does that one little "doo de doo de doo de" riff a lot, I guess.

FAX

Yes. Anyone who plays guitar thinks he is.

Welcome to the jungle has 4 keys and 8 key changes. It's a helluva brilliant song. Bands were not doing what Slash was in the late 80's. He was one of the first rock guitarists in that era that wasn't just an Eddie Van Halen wannabe.

WhiteWhale
11-24-2011, 09:31 AM
Also, Brent Hinds would shred half of this list into pieces, but Mastodon hasn't sold enough albums to make this list.

Start Croyle
11-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Honestly even most of the people who omitted from the list that we are arguing about in this thread are not that great!

There are many better players than them, even!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f45ho3Ah2xw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MVtaEv9Q20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om6HDUKBbzE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrB7pmhnm54

Backwards Masking
11-24-2011, 10:13 AM
How about that Slash dude?

Does anybody here really think he is a great guitarist? He does that one little "doo de doo de doo de" riff a lot, I guess.

FAX

I always thought his work on Use Your Illusions I & II was impressive.

rocknrolla
11-24-2011, 10:19 AM
Kurt Cobain at #73 I feel the same way about. he could write songs, but his guitar solos were as minimalistic as minimalistic can be. there are literally thousands and thousands of better guitar players better than him. He's there because of name status mainly.

To add to that. Pat Smear played most of the guitar for Nirvana.

KCTitus
11-24-2011, 10:31 AM
No Satriani or Vai? Pfftt...and Bruce Springsteen is on the list? Does he even play guitar?

Mick Mars should also be on this list...

siberian khatru
11-24-2011, 10:38 AM
If you mean over-rated on technical skill, you'd be wrong. Because I don't know anyone who ranks them highly as a skilled band.

If you mean their influence is over-rated, you're also wrong. Because they completely changed popular music in the 90's. They basically took the exact same sound the Melvins had and added pop hooks to it. It was incredibly popular and changed music forever.

Nobody in the past 3 decades has influenced rock music more heavily than Nirvana.

1) Except for the fact Cobain shows up on a list of greatest guitarists of all time. :p

2) Don't deny they were influential or a good band. But your last two statements are exactly the kind of hyperbole I'm talking about. :evil:

rocknrolla
11-24-2011, 10:50 AM
No Satriani or Vai? Pfftt...and Bruce Springsteen is on the list? Does he even play guitar?

Mick Mars should also be on this list...

Mick Mars. Yes.

Brock
11-24-2011, 10:58 AM
How about that Slash dude?

Does anybody here really think he is a great guitarist? He does that one little "doo de doo de doo de" riff a lot, I guess.

FAX

Listen to his work on "Estranged".

beach tribe
11-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Not gonna say the best, but the guy got a full arsenal. Love his harmonics
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I love it, but this guy picks so much you may just want to skip to 6:25.
Saw him in a club on Bourbon street. His first song, I yelled "little wing" and laughed thinking he couldn't play it LOL.

Bump
11-24-2011, 11:09 AM
picking a favorite guitarist is all personal preference, I like Jimi and Page and Vaughn I guess, but it's kinda like picking who's the hottest women ever. Personal preference.

movinbones
11-24-2011, 11:13 AM
No Mike McCready ???

Easy 6
11-24-2011, 11:33 AM
To add to that. Pat Smear played most of the guitar for Nirvana.

Not before In Utero he didnt, as far as Cobain the guitarist i think theres too much emphasis placed on technical ability & not enough on his ability to wrench emotion out of his songs, i couldnt care less that he wasnt capable of excessive, wankoff solos... his playing perfectly conveyed the twisted emotions he sang about. No one knocks impressionist painters because their work isnt photo quality life like.

As far as Hendrix, i have no qualms with him at #1, he was the first truly revolutionary rock player.

Idahojim
11-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Can't believe they left Steve Howe from Yes off the list. Was in band many years ago for about 10 years, and it was a rare guitarist who could hit his licks. Just listen to "Yours is no Disgrace." Or for a real treat youtube his solo on the classical guitar called "The Clap." Pretty impressive stuff.

siberian khatru
11-24-2011, 11:37 AM
Can't believe they left Steve Howe from Yes off the list. Was in band many years ago for about 10 years, and it was a rare guitarist who could hit his licks. Just listen to "Yours is no Disgrace." Or for a real treat youtube his solo on the classical guitar called "The Clap." Pretty impressive stuff.

An extra helping of pie for you! :thumb:

headsnap
11-24-2011, 12:00 PM
No Chad Kroeger or Ryan Peake?!?!?

KC native
11-24-2011, 12:21 PM
Not reading the whole thread but no mention of Omar Rodriguez Lopez is criminal.

memyselfI
11-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Can't believe they left Steve Howe from Yes off the list. Was in band many years ago for about 10 years, and it was a rare guitarist who could hit his licks. Just listen to "Yours is no Disgrace." Or for a real treat youtube his solo on the classical guitar called "The Clap." Pretty impressive stuff.

Woo-hoo, you are in good company. There are four or five of us who are mortified about this!!!! :thumb:

They are STILL my second favorite band after Led Zeppelin. Yes, I'm almost 50 and haven't found anything else I love more.

big nasty kcnut
11-24-2011, 12:52 PM
i'm stunned that how ad this list is tom morello even thou his views sucks is a very good guitarist also mark Knopfler should be higher. junior brown where the hell is he.

KC native
11-24-2011, 01:05 PM
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