Steve Lukather is tasteful, creative and emotive with excellent timing and creativity. I really can't think of a guitarist of his genre that I've heard who is "better". He has SO much feeling in those two hands when he plays. Honestly, this rating is a joke. The man plays his balls off live - his solos are a song within a song. Way too many to even begin to rank, but Hero With 1000 Eyes Live is monumental. Like I said, the solo is a song - it is fierce, symmetrical (timing again). emotional and musical. Thanks Luke.
Steve is one of the best guitar players on the planet period! He should be in the top 10! Steve has learned from the best influences around and put his own flavor on the instrument which has rarely been seen. It is rare that a player can shred on the instrument but still have the best taste and feel in his solos that can really influence the heart. Love ya Steve and keep up the great work!
Luke should be in the top 10. There are several names that don't belong on this list. Prince is an amazing musician-composer-artist but not a guitar god. Same with Curt Cobain - another artist that had a huge positive impact on music but far from a great guitarist.
I've seen many people from #1 to #73 and it makes me smile. Steve Lukather is obviously my best choice. He is a man, and not a machine. He plays with the heart and soul, not only technique or speed or something like that. I truly respect him as a musician, as a man, as a friend of mine as he is.
The most versatile and soulful guitar player on the world. He should be in top 5 even though I would put him as N°1. He's also one of the most hard-working session musicians on the planet. He has played on over 1200 records. All famous guitar players like Slash, Kirk Hammett,... Got nothing on him. He's definitely on a much higher level.
His adaptation and solo in George Harrison's "While my guitar Gently weeps" literally brings tears to my eyes. Not only is he a true legend he is a most humble human being.
Not many guitarists can play both fast and soulful at the same time. Steve Lukather is a true marksman in the guitar business!
A guitarist who played for the biggest, improviser, composer, virtuoso, he has influenced millions of guitarists and is a reference to the guitar sound until 30 years. Just listen to his discography to be convinced. It must be in the top 5
There are some astonishingly gifted guitarists in this list but when the likes of jeff beck, schon, Hendrix and what must the biggest injustice, "Luke" @ 82 and all below slash... Are you kidding me? Please get real
Respect to this guy. He is the reason many guitarists even start to play guitar.
Without doubt one of the worlds greatest guitarists. 82nd on this list is a little strange he should be much much higher, at least top 10 in my humble opinion
Luke is better than all others. Those who don't know this simply don't know who he is, mostly because he is a humble human being. Google him and do some research and you will quickly change your tune.
A true master - awesome guitarist and super smooth, soulful vocalist. Checkout the Toto live in Paris 1990 videos... Steve, I salute you
Best guitarist ever. His version of 'While my guitar gently wheeps' just sends chills down my spine
The most versatile guitarist ever. Jazz-rock-pop, even metal... You name it, Lukather delivers it. Also a very talented songwriter and a pianist.
Steve can play anything on guitar better than anyone! Most under rated player out there!
There's probably only 3 or 4 people on the list that could deserve to be listed before Steve... why is he down here at 80?
The most well rounded and emotive rock player who can also sing well and write awesome rock songs.
Haha 97? Is this a joke? Steve is one of the best guitar players of the world! He played (guitar & baseguitar ) on Michael Jacksons album thriller the best sold album ever! He is also a good songwriter! Steve is TOTO one of the best bands in the world!
These polls are a total joke (more so this one! )... It wasn't that long ago Steve Lukather came out top in another poll and in 2nd place was Brian May.
Ok it's all a matter of personal opinion but most of the names listed above couldn't hold a candle to the great Steve Lukather... Why the hell Kurt Cobain gets a mention baffles me... Oh that's right he topped himself so that gives him greatness status, WHAT A JOKE... Then there is Prince, this list is like a comedians script... I realize there are many on here I've never heard of but there are also many of the known stars from the 60's & 70's and just because they were part of an iconic band they get ranked higher!
I live in the UK, born and bred and I wonder if this list was compiled by a Brit because the overall taste here in the UK sucks!
Put Lukather on stage with ANY of the listed above inc the top 10 and I promise he'd blow them away... FACT!
Better than all of this list, with the exception of Jimmy Hendrix and Guthrie Govan... And why is Joe Walsh so low?
Luke has it all skills and he can play with his heart and soul. Besides that, he is still practicing ALL the time.
Hear George Porgy live in Paris solo and you will know Steve is the best Guitar player in the world.
See and hear his technique... What songs? More than 1.000...
Anyone who can play guitar past the basics knows that Luke is way better than most on this list