Top 10 Alternative Rock Guitarists

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1Jack White (White Stripes, The Raconteurs)
2Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)Jerry 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.
3Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
4Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)Thomas 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.
5Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
6John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
7Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead)
8Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
9John McGeoch (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Magazine)
10Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)

The Contenders

11Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)
12Ron Asheton (The Stooges)
13Geordie Walker (Killing Joke)
14Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

Kurt Cobain is the BEST alternative guitar player. He wasn't a boring virtuoso, he was a brilliant, creative guitar player.

15Daron Malakian (System of a Down)Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
16Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
17Mike McReady (Pearl Jam)
18Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
19Jerry Horton (Papa Roach)
20Tom Verlaine (Television)
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Top Remixes

1. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
2. Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
3. Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
1. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
1. John McGeoch (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Magazine)
2. Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)
3. Ron Asheton (The Stooges)



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