Greatest Rock Guitarists of All Time

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121BB King
122George LynchGeorge Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with heavy metal band Dokken and his band Lynch Mob.

Have we forgot about George lynch?
Beast from the east with Dokken

123Jerry GarciaJerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
124Clem Clempson

Should be in the top 20! Remember bis time with Colosseum.

125Tom Verlaine
126Frantisek Francl
127Dezo Ursiny
128Frantisek Griglak
129Denis D'Amour
130Tommy Thayer
131Paul StanleyStanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
132Gene SimmonsChaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.

He's a bass player! How is he even mentioned on a "guitarist" list?

133Gram ParsonsIngram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.
134Chris BroderickChristopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.
135Zacky Vengance
136Jeff HannemanJeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.

...Should be higher than Kerry King, on this list. King was good...but, Hanneman was the real mastermind behind all their licks (and I don't even like Slayer lol...I just recognize talent when I see it)

137Stevie Ray VaughanStephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.

he died in his prime, another guitarist we all miss, who knows what he could've done had he lived. saw him in concert twice. the gorge in george back in the 90s
one of the greatest concerts I've ever seen. -

The Mastermind of all Blues/Rock. He played everything out on his guitar. No drugs needed, just pure skill.

Stevie Ray Vaughn being #135 on this list invalidates this entire list. Putting him below the top 25 makes this list a joke.

135?!? He should be in top 3 without a doubt

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138Kurt CobainKurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

He created an entire style of music it's not how difficult his music was to play but then again I have never heard anyone come close to making a jag sound like Kurt.

Kurt Cobain is the best.
Should be there in the top 10 at least.

Should be in the top 10! An Amazing guitar player who was about being creative on the guitar and not a boring virtuso.

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139John 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.

You joking, right - BJ Armstrong is before the person who could have probably reinvented guitar playing? I don't even want to start...

Petrucci is THE best guitar player. Simply he is most technical, brings most variations AND is a great song writer and composer. Small detail is that he co founder of worlds best and most sophisticated band, DT.

What the hell is wrong with people? Yeah, I do love RHCP, Green Day, A7x, n AC/DC, but there is absolutely no waaayyy he is behind the guitarists of the bands mentioned above... like come on..A7x was inspired by DT... conclusion:- this list is STUPID!

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