Top 10 Bands with Multiple Guitarists
Bands have multiple guitarists, but these bands have the greatest guitarists. Some of the guitarists of a same band may not perform at same time but they used to play for the band. These guitarist may be lead guitarist or rhythm guitarist or both. Please add more if you like it.
The Top Ten
1 Iron Maiden - Adrian Smith, Dave Murray
Iron 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.
Gers replaced Smith and then Smith rejoined. Dennis Stratton was also a rhythm guitarist before Adrian originally joined. - IronSabbathPriest
And Janick Gers. This is one of the several bands with 3 guitarists playing at the same time. - Metal_Treasure
2 The Yardbirds - Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck
The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
I think Jeff Beck was the most technical among them. And the most underrated to this day. - Metal_Treasure
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3 Metallica - Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine
Metallica 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.
4 Guns N' Roses - Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Buckethead
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
5 Megadeth - Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick, Glen Drover, Kiko Loureiro
Megadeth 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.
How I could I missed it! Anyway happy to see someone finally added it. - zxm
6 Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
7 Avenged Sevenfold - Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance
Avenged 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.
8 Whitesnake - Steve Vai, John Sykes, Doug Aldrich, Adrian Vandenberg
Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
9 Judas Priest - K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.
And the young Richie Faulkner who replaced K. K. Downing not long ago. - Metal_Treasure
10 The Kinks - Dave Davies, Ray Davies
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies. V 1 Comment
11 The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
The 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. V 1 Comment
12 AC/DC - Angus Young, Malcolm Young
AC/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.
13 Slipknot - Jim Root, Mick Thomson, Josh Brainard, Donnie Steele
Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
14 The Allman Brothers - Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman
These three were the most prominent ones. - zxm
15 Arch Enemy - Michael Amott, Jeff Loomis, Christopher Amott
Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
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List StatsUpdated 17 Jan 2017
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Top Remixes (4)
1. Guns N' Roses - Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Buckethead
2. Avenged Sevenfold - Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance
3. Iron Maiden - Adrian Smith, Dave Murray
1. The Yardbirds - Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck
2. Metallica - Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine
3. Avenged Sevenfold - Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance
1. Iron Maiden - Adrian Smith, Dave Murray
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2. Megadeth - Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick, Glen Drover, Kiko Loureiro
3. Whitesnake - Steve Vai, John Sykes, Doug Aldrich, Adrian Vandenberg
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