Best Lead Guitarists of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Kirk Hammett - Metallica
Kirk is the best guitarist. His speed is awesome. If you don't believe it see him playing master of puppets it was great
This should be richie sambora... Kirk maybe still great but no one can beat how sambora melodized the guitar
Why isn't Eddie Van Halen on this list?

2Slash
This is not fair at all. Kirk Hammett's solos do not have the emotion that Slash's solos have. BOO!
This guy is the king of all guitarists. He has such passion towards music. His fingers move like lightning all over the guitar.
Its pretty much hard to play slash parts of solo. I played every solo and conclude slash solos are a bit difficult than kirk

3Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Mick Thompson better than Jimi Hendrix, that is comedy. LMAO I know this is someone's idea of a joke, and it's funny. Jimmy Page couldn't crack the top ten... it's getting funnier. I mean Page is no Kirk Hammet... we all no that, rofl!
Jimi is the greatest guitarist that has ever lived, is still living or ever will live.
This website's main demographic is 12 year olds which love queen, linkin park, maroon 5, and 1 direction and are spoiled brats with iPhones.

4Angus Young - AC/DC

5Dimebag Darrel - Pantera
dude, maybe Slipknot is you favorite band; but you're going to receive many bad comments in this list because you put Mick Thompson in first place... mainly because it is so wrong that he is before Jimi and Dimebag, and you forgot many great guitarists like Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Alexi Liaho, Zakk Wylde, John Petrucci, Rhandy Rhoads, Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Eric Clapton, Glenn Tipton...

rock2metal

Don't get me wrong... Hammet is one fine gutarist, but he doesn't belong in the number one slot or even the top five (and Metallica is one of my favorite bands) I'm sorry to say that, but it's true! And Dimebag should be in the top three, he blows.. Or should I say.. Could have blown Hammet out of the water.

6Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfold
Syn's skill is amazing! Sweep picking, dive bombs, hammer ons and pull offs, sliding. He's a master of it all. Most of his solos are superfast and clean at the same time. The solo from afterlife is what you should listen to. Jimi hendrix set his guitar on fire. Syn can do the same. ALL HE HAS TO DO IS PLAY IT! HE PLAYS SO FAST HE MAKES SLASH SEEM LIKE A ROOKIE!
FoREVer
Why 11? He should be 5 or 4

7Jimmy Page
Synyster gates? Better than jimmy page? I don't think so. Jimmy page was the second greatest guitarist that ever lived the first being jimi hendrix.

8Brian May - Queen

9Joe Perry - Aerosmith

10Kerry King - Slayer

The Contenders

11Eric Clapton

12Mick Thomson - Slipknot
OF course he is. He created his own tuning. Kirk is good but just any regular guitarist
Of course Mick Thompson's #1. His guitar powers are controlled by the power of his mask. My inspiration.

13Adrian Smith - Iron Maiden

14Michael Padge Paget - Bullet For My Valentine
Man he is so underrated :(
He should be on top 5 :(

Tears don't fall, shows what he is

15Jeff Hanneman - Slayer

16Johnny Ramone - Ramones

17Paul Gilbert

18Daron Malakian - System of a Down
Just for the madness he has got, I would rank him in top ten. My personal favorite though.

19Dan Donegan - Disturbed
Haha, Disturbed's my favorite band and I love Danny to death. However, he should not be in the the top 20, let alone the top 10. That's not to say he's bad guitarist. He's an excellent guitarist; the man learned how to play just by watching someone on TV and he down-picks exclusively. Considering this list is bad enough as is, I'll support the home-team and give the guy my vote

20Joe Satriani

21Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom

22Brad Delson
He rocks
Have you ever heard waiting for the end?

23Matt Bellamy

24Marty Friedman
The mastermind of thrash metal...melodic and technical at the same time...every single solo he writes is just amazing...he should be at 1

25Yngwie Malmsteen
There has never been one like him!

26Steve Vai

27Uli Roth

28Alex Lifeson - Rush

29Mick Taylor

30Shawn Lane

31Frank Marino

32Randy Rhodes

33Michael Schenker

34Robin Trower

35Tommy Bolin

36John Frusciante

37Jona Weinhofen - Bring Me the Horizon

38Jeff Loomis

39Jeff Waters

40George Harrison - The Beatles
I can't believe he is number #40

41Eddie Van Halen

42Richie Sambora

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