Top Ten Guitarists Who Would Sound Good In Other Bands

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1Slash in Led Zeppelin
2Kirk Hammet In Guns N Roses
3Synyster Gates in Bullet for My ValentineBrian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

This would work, well in my opinion - EvilAngel

4Dave Mustaine In Iron MaidenDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal ...read more.
5Jeff Waters in MegadethJeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.

Jeff Waters (Annihilator) - Dave Mustaine actually wanted him in Megadeth in 1989-90. Jeff declined and Dave hired Marty. - Metal_Treasure

6Dave Murray In SlayerDavid Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
7Eric Clapton In the Beatles

It happened, and it sounded amazing. When George Harrison temporarily left the group, John Lennon proposed they replace him with Eric Clapton, George's close friend. While that never came about, Eric does play an amazing solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". - PetSounds

If He Was An Official Member, Man, That Would Be Awesome - BeatlesFan1964

8Jon Schaffer in Metallica

He's a very solid rhythm guitar player and he can handle Metallica stuff. Moreover, I hear Hetfield's influence in Jon's playing. - Metal_Treasure

9Yngwie in Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian are very fast, too. Their complex symphonic-like arrangements and orchestral instrumentation would sound good with Yngwie. - Metal_Treasure

10Gemcloben In Judas Priest

EDIT: I thought this item was a joke and my previous comment was in this context.
But I just learned Gemcloben actually can play guitar. I saw his YouTube videos and he's pretty good for his age. I didn't know he was so young.
I'm so sorry I wrote my first comment. Now I know that one day he may play for Judas Priest.
(currently the options "delete" and "edit" comments are not available). - Metal_Treasure

LOL, can't wait to see this!
@Ben, aka Gemcloben - Are you sure you're ready for that? :-) - Metal_Treasure

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11Kerry King In KreatorKerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
12Kai Hansen in Iron Maiden

He's crazy fast and technical, yet melodic guitarist, so he would sound great on the Maiden stuff. - Metal_Treasure

13Jeff Loomis in Dream TheaterJeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.

In the meantime he joined Arch Enemy (in 2015) - Metal_Treasure

14James Hetfield in Megadeth
15Jim Root In KornJames 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.
16Randy Rhoads In Bon JoviRandall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
17Angus Young In MetallicaAngus 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.

Haha, this is quite a challenge. I'm not sure Angus can handle Metallica stuff though. - Metal_Treasure

It would be interesting to hear some of that trademark AC/DC sound mixed in with Metallica's thrash - Shake_n_Bake13

18Billie Joe Armstrong in Weezer
19Wes Borland in Slipknot
20Fred Durst in Cannibal Corpse
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1. Jeff Waters in Megadeth
2. Yngwie in Blind Guardian
3. Jon Schaffer in Metallica
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1. Slash in Led Zeppelin
2. Synyster Gates in Bullet for My Valentine
3. Kirk Hammet In Guns N Roses
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