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61Cliff BurtonClifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.V1 Comment
62John LydonJohn Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

John Lydon (Rotten) is most famously known for singing, but he also recorded a lost gem in his solo album, Psycho's Path. He played all of the instruments, and turned almost anything into an instrument (Boxes, Toilet paper rolls, ETC.) He also performed many instruments with Public Image Limited. Taking into mind, someone who was only a singer (and couldn't sing when he started) recorded every instrument on psycho's path (guitar, bass, drums, keys, toilet rolls etc.) and is still making uncompromising music to this day, all without any training or lessons whatsoever.

63Steve VaiSteven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

Steve Vai is clearly one of the greatest musicians still alive today. Not only for his technicality on his instrument of choice, but also for the complexity in his general music theory. SALES do not determine a good musician, it is a persons understanding of music theory and to me, someone who stays true to the music. It is not about record sales, it is about what music is to you, and what your interpretation of it is. Steve Vai has always done exactly what he wanted to do and played what he wanted to play; meaning sales are not the basis of his inspiration.

64Justin ChancellorJustin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.

His bass lines are the drive to a large amount of Tool's songs, his technique, discipline, talent and ability to create are all astonishing. With the insane drumming of Danny Carey and groovy riffs Adam Jones spits out they are the perfect band

65Travis BarkerTravis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car ...read more.
66Syd Barrett

A founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

67Alex LifesonAleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.
68Todd Rundgren
69John MyungJohn Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
70Johnny RamoneJohn William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
71Dee Dee RamoneDouglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
72Joey RamoneJeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
73Tommy RamoneThomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.
74Marky Ramone
75Richie Ramone
76David Garrett

Worlds fastest classical crossover violinist

77Kid Rock
78Sid ViciousJohn Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
79Steve Jones
80Roger Troutman

He is the all time most talented, unsung musician...period. Highly technical musician worked with Stevie and Michael.

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