Top 10 Guitarist Showdowns


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1John Petrucci vs Kirk Hammet

Hammet is good, but when it comes to songwriting and long, complex solos, Petrucci easily wins. - IronSabbathPriest

2Dimebag Darrel vs Marty Friedman

I'd like to see this battle! Sadly, Darrel is no longer with us. RIP Dime. - IronSabbathPriest

3Jimmy Page vs Keith Richards

Two VERY influential guitarists in two of the most successful bands of all time. - IronSabbathPriest

4Randy Rhoads vs Tony Iommi

Randy's awesome solos made Ozzy what he was back then! And if it wasn't for Iommi and his guitar, heavy metal wouldn't exist! - IronSabbathPriest

5Ritchie Blackmore vs. Tony Iommi

Ritchie wins - faster, more technical, more innovative. Some credits that belong to Ritchie are attached to Tony Iommi. - Metal_Treasure

6James Hetfield vs Dave Mustaine
7Adrian Smith vs Dave Murray

If you're an Iron Maiden fan, you have to like one or the other! I personally choose Smith. What's your opinion. - IronSabbathPriest

8Jimmy Page vs. Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore. Jimmy Page himself admitted that Ritchie was a step ahead. - Metal_Treasure

9Ritchie Blackmore vs Robert Fripp

Ritchie Blackmore - his only competition was Jeff Beck. Ritchie Blackmore is criminally underrated - most of the credits that belong to him are attached either to Jimmy Page or Tony Iommi. - Metal_Treasure

Deep Purple and King Crimson... Two of the most underrated rock bands. SMOKE ON THE WATER! - IronSabbathPriest

10David Gilmour vs Alex Lifeson

Both are awesome. Solos beyond human understanding. Listen to Pink Floyds "Comfortably Numb" and Rush's "Limelight" to decide! - IronSabbathPriest

The Contenders

11John Petrucci vs Yngwie Malmsteen
12Jeff Loomis vs John Petrucci
13Marty Friedman vs Jeff Waters
14James Hetfield vs Jon Schaffer
15Glenn Tipton vs Jeff Hanneman

If Hanneman was still alive, I would have definitely wanted to see this awesome battle! - IronSabbathPriest

16Andres Segovia vs Django Reinhardt
17Marty Friedman vs Jason Becker
18Jimi Hendrix vs Eric Clapton
19"Fast" Eddie Clarke vs Synester Gates

I'm running out of ideas now. It's obvious who I'd want to win. As Motorhead are way better than Avenged Sevenfold. - IronSabbathPriest

20Joe Satriani vs Steve Vai
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Top Remixes

1. John Petrucci vs Kirk Hammet
2. Dimebag Darrel vs Marty Friedman
3. Jimmy Page vs Keith Richards
1. Ritchie Blackmore vs. Tony Iommi
2. Jimmy Page vs. Ritchie Blackmore
3. John Petrucci vs Yngwie Malmsteen



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