Top Ten Best Alternative Metal Guitarists

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1Adam Jones - ToolAdam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

While not a very technical guitarist, Jones is by far one of the most creative. He does stuff other guitarists can only dream of writing.

One if the most creative guitar players in metal and in music in general.

2Tom Morello - Rage Against the MachineThomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
3John 5 - Rob Zombie
4Daron Malakian - System of a DownDaron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
5Jerry Cantrell - Alice In ChainsJerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.
6Kim Thayil - Soundgarden
7Brian "Head" Welch - Korn

Head is Awesome And so is his guitarist 19 yr old JR Bareis in Love And Death. Very creative And powerful players

8Buzz Osborne - MelvinsBuzz Osborne is an American musician, and composer. He is mostly known for the lead vocalist of the American Sludge Metal band "The Melvins".
9Stephen Carpenter - Deftones
10Jim Martin - Faith No More

The Contenders

11Mike Mushok - Staind
12Dan Donegan - DisturbedDan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.
13Brad Delson - Linkin Park
14Jim Root - Slipknot & Stone SourJames Donald "Jim" Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician known for being the rhythm/lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for alternative metal band Stone Sour.
15Barry Stock - Three Days Grace
16Mick Thomson - SlipknotMickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
17Jerry Horton - Papa Roach
18Greg Tribbett - Mudvayne
19Marcos Curiel - P.O.D.
20Page Hamilton - Helmet
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