Bands with the Best Guitarists

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1MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

kirk and james are a dynamic duo

There a great band, with a very infectus brand of guitar, kirk is perfect for Metallica, and james on rhytim shows how the hell this can't be 1

2Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Van Halen should easily be in the top 3.
Eddie Van Halen is the greatest and most influential guitar player since Hendrix.

3Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
4Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

David Gilmour is awesome but seriously at least in front of Linkin Park. Comfortably numb has got to have one of the best guitar solos of all time next to time.

David Gilmour takes you to the moon with his solos - BigZ

The best ever... "Time", 3Shine on you crazy diamond" "Comfortably numb"...

I go to another world while listening to the end solo of Comfortably Numb!

5Guns N' Roses

izzy stradlin and slash are the best partnership in six string guitar. they have got very talented guitarist in the world. slash, izzy and buckethead

Guns N' Roses HAD! the best guitarist which is Slash and always will be the greatest but I say Velvet Revolver now has the best guitarist, SLASH!

Slash and Axl Rose were the best duo rock music has ever seen.

Slash n' Izzy enough said

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6Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

Avenged Sevenfold started pretty low, but not they are in the top ten in EVERYTHING!

SYN ZACKY V = KICK ASS solos and great rhythms

We really do have the best guitarist, with amazing melody and speed
ZACKY V + SYN GATES = GODS!

Yes that one is great but where's the legendary band Iron Maiden - zxm

you got to love syn and zak

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7QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
8Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
9Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.
10The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

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11Jimi Hendrix Experience

As good as Slash is, Hendrix was not only more influential and more skill-full, his riffs (Voodoo Chile, Hey Joe et al) are more memorable and are just better. BTW, why are Zep and Queen not on this list?

12Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Brad Delson is definitely the best guitarist with all his amazing solos on the Lp songs like Waiting For The End, From The Inside, and No More Sorrow. - lukestheman4

He should be up in 1st 5 or 6... because he got is different style than others. just givin solos in songs ain't make best guitarist. versetility does makes... LP rocks... B too

13AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.V1 Comment
14CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.
15MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Except for Jeff Young Dave Always played with good lead guitarists:Slayer's Kerry King, Chris Poland, guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick, etc.
Dave and Marty were the best duo ever though, Dave's angry, fast thrash metal riffing with Marty's angelic neo-classical shredding gave incredible results, like in Lucretia, Hangar 18 or Tornado of Souls.

Broderick is one of the better guitarists. He has that two-handed tapping skill to add to his musical arsenal. You can't overlook his talent and actual music schooling he has achieved to become this good.

16Versailles

Fair enough not many people know this band but Hizaki and Teru are genius. I suggest everyone who reads this check out Wish Master (just Hizaki) and Reminiscence (just Teru, not his best but it will give you an idea why this band should be top. )

Haha.. You those who read my comment should and must start listen to Versailles.. Then you will know for sure the real music for the ears..

Wish master? Race wish perhaps?

Anyway, Hizaki and Teru are some very talented guitarists and composers.

It's a shame their disbanding. Wish they would create a band like versailles again.

17System of a Down
18Living Color
19Muse
20AerosmithAerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
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