Best Guitarists of the '00s


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21Mark Morton

Damn! He should be in the top 3... Actually at number 1... His works are great and everyone knows it... Then what is he doing in no.27... Mark, go straight to number 1

He should be in top 3... He's one of the greatest guitarists of 2000s decade... If you don't belive, listen to his work in laid to rest, walk with me in hell, omerta, now you've got something to die for, black label, etc... Hell I can't name of all of them...

22Nick Valensi

Listen to Reptilia, Modern Age and Under Cover of Darkness solos and you'll know he is the most rock n roll influenced guitarist of the last decade and a half.

I think him and the strokes very underrated and his guitar solos are awwesome

23Brian MayBrian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
24Joe Bonamassa

Fantastic guitarist, even when he young he should have been on this list, the face of modern blues.

Joe bonamassa should be above jack white...

25Mark Tremonti

Wow. This is just sad... Has any one even heard his riffs from creed and alter bridge? And even his speed metal thrashing on his solo album. Tremonti is the best metal guitarist of our time, think about it who else would your be? Sysnter? Possibly... This is heartbreaking that he's last.

How is this guy not higher? Apparently you haven't heard his solo in Alter Bridge's "Blackbird"

His work with alter bridge, creed, and his solo band tremonti should speak for itself

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26Herman LiHerman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician, record producer, and lead guitarist for the British Power-Metal band Dragonforce.

obviously the most talented. and theres no way he speeds his music up, thats crap, how would they do concerts then?

27Kirk HammettKirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

Metallica, they released St. Anger in 2003, it was an alright album. They released Death Magnetic in 2008, Awesome album!, kirk is an awesome guitarist and has been for 3 decades, GO KIRK!

28Tosin Abasi
29Mike McCready
30Angus YoungAngus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
31Tom MorelloThomas 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.

The dude is sick. He can play like no other. His riffs drill into your mind and blow your eardrums. The man redefined whata guitar is capable of and led rockinto a new era. He ranked #3 on top 90's guitarist, so he should have a place on this list.

32Tomo Mili├ževic
33Chris Rubey
34Barry Stock

Have you heard Three Days Grace Before? Listen to them and them tell me this guy's guitar solo mainly is the song break.

35Michael Paget

Bullet For My Valentine's lead guitarist is fantastic, and his solos are amazing. He's so laid back as well, which makes me think that he isn't aware of how good he actually is.

36Ryan Jarman
37Guthrie Govan

Asia, Aristocrats, Steven Wilson! This guy is the newest virtuoso on the block! No one makes more sense while shredding!

Better than all of this list
And why is BJ armstrong in this list?!?
Listen to his song waves and you will understand who is the greatest guitarist ever!

38John PetrucciJohn Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

There's not a word to describe what this guy can do with a guitar.

39Jim RootJames 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.
40Daniel Kessler
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