Greatest Hard Rock Guitarists of the 80s


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1Eddie Van Halen - Van HalenEdward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.
2Slash - Guns N' RosesSaul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
3Angus Young - AC/DCAngus 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.

Unlike slash Angus has his own style. I love slash but Angus is much more influential, has better stage presence, better songwriting abilities, and his riffs such as hells bells, thunderstruck, back in black, highway to hell, etc. He should be number 2 behind Eddie van halen

4Richie Sambora - Bon JoviRichard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years.
5Joe Perry - AerosmithAnthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
6Steve Clark - Def Leppard
7Mick Mars - Motley Crue
8Matthias Jab - Scorpions
9Neal Schon - JourneyNeal Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date.
10Steve Vai - WhitesnakeSteven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

The Contenders

11C.C. DeVille - Poison
12John Sykes - Thin Lizzy, WhitesnakeJohn James Sykes is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Streetfighter, Tygers of Pan Tang, John Sloman's Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder.
13Alex Lifeson - RushAleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.
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Top Remixes

1. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
2. Slash - Guns N' Roses
3. Angus Young - AC/DC
1. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
2. Slash - Guns N' Roses
3. Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi
1. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
2. Slash - Guns N' Roses
3. Joe Perry - Aerosmith



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