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The mastermind of Anthrax's monstrous, infectious riff. He's THE MAN and the walking dude. His presence on stage is just awesome. Thank you for your music.
No one has written so many awesomme, unmistacable and original riffs as scott ian. You can tell right away which song Anthrax or S.O. D song you're listening too. Also a man who has mastered both the relentless down picking style of thrash and also how to play groove riffs. And you have to mention his unique guitar sound, that rly crunchy guitar sound that so many metal bands use these days!
Scott Ian would have to be the most underrated guy in the metal industry today, but definitely one of the best. HE SHOULD BE IN TOP 10!
Probably the most underrated rhythm guitar playerV1 Comment
Yes, both of them, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith did lead guitar. But it seems like that Adrian did most of the rhythm parts - zxm
How did no one put him on the list? Dream Theater's got a lot of great guitar riffs, each song is loaded with genius and complex riffs, solos, and backing rhythm guitar. When you hear the guitar, there's one person playing it. Not a rhythm guitarist and two lead guitarists, John Petrucci is the ONLY Dream Theater guitarist, and what he contributes to their music never ceases to amaze me. John Petrucci is arguably the greatest guitarist of all time, but he is, no doubt, the greatest rhythm guitarist of all time. - Songsta41
Unbelievably good. Sometimes it sounds like there's two guitarists - a rhythm and a lead - even live!
WHY SO LOW? JIMMY PAGE IS LITERALLY THE BEST RHYTHM GUITARIST OF ALL TIME.Ever heard of immigrant song? or black dog? or whole lotta love? or heartbreaker? Pageys power was in writing legendary riffs and the ones I mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg
Ritchie is amazing. However, as Jon Lord stated, Ritchie doesn't like playing rhythm and it's obvious when you hear him play. When he's not soloing, he doesn't play much of anything. That's my only criticism of him. If he's not in the spotlight, he'd rather not play. - RalphSaad
He was only guitarist. So he's both lead and rhythm guitarist - zxm
Why so low - his riffs are legendary. - Metal_TreasureV1 Comment
A great musician in general, whether it's vocals, drums or guitar.
Dave is just a beast at everything he does. Drums, Singing, songwriting. Oh yeah, and a damn good Rhythm Guitarist!
Dave Murray was manly a lead guitarist. But still he can play rhythm guitar (Every lead guitarist can play rhythm guitar actually). - zxm
Is this a joke? The Edge is one guitarist whose rhythms cannot even be imitated. His rhythms are what give all U2 songs their power. - ameentheguitarist23
I wanna scream at these idiotic ratings. He didn't;t know technically how to play, so he invented a unique style, unlike the rest. This Welsh/ Irishman is one bad ass.
He might be the coolest person on the list, but quality and polish puts him above most clearly if you listen to his playing.
Hell yes. Light years over muted power chords
Rudolf deserves the top place! He created Scorpions and beats every single rhythm guitar players!
His awesome guitar-playing and rhythms are one thing, but the way he plays and all the energy he uses on the scene, makes him the best rhythm guitarist by miles.
just listen to those riffs! It will blow your head off!
He touches my soul and makes it weep. No one else does that.V1 Comment
One of the greatest American composers alive.
Matt Tuck is amazing. He plays guitar, is the lead singer and does screaming as well, how much better can you get? Bullet would be lost without him, and then even though he's a rhythm guitarist, he can step up and play solo' just like Padge. Listen to the solo of Heart's Burst Into Fire by Bullet For My Valentine and you will hear Matt's talent.
Just listen Alone and Waking The Demon;
Such a hard riffs and he sing over them
Richie just doesn't get enough credit. Even the heaviest of heavy metal heads will get caught listening to good ol' Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora's licks.
Richie always be the best their is, the best there was, and the best their will be...
The Clash wouldn't be what they were without Joe laying down a steady beat.
Just listen to London Calling, Brand New Cadillac and Train in Vain
The dude took the name "Strummer"! Once he did that he had to be great. His abilities really shine in the Mescaleros.V2 Comments
He is at #42. I think it isn't a wrong place for him. He should be between 50-70. - zxm
He might not have the greatest wickedest shreddest solo but he's got great rhythm that would just stick in your mind
He is the best guitarist if all time
He Is A Amazing GuitaristV1 Comment
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