Top Ten Best Alternative Metal Guitarists
The Top Ten
1 Adam Jones - Tool
Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.
While not a very technical guitarist, Jones is by far one of the most creative. He does stuff other guitarists can only dream of writing.
One if the most creative guitar players in metal and in music in general.
2 Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine
Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
3 John 5 - Rob Zombie
4 Daron Malakian - System of a Down
Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
5 Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains
Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.
6 Kim Thayil - Soundgarden
7 Brian "Head" Welch - Korn
Head is Awesome And so is his guitarist 19 yr old JR Bareis in Love And Death. Very creative And powerful players
8 Buzz Osborne - Melvins
Buzz Osborne is an American musician, and composer. He is mostly known for the lead vocalist of the American Sludge Metal band "The Melvins".
9 Stephen Carpenter - Deftones
10 Jim Martin - Faith No More
11 Mike Mushok - Staind
12 Dan Donegan - Disturbed
Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.
13 Brad Delson - Linkin Park
Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.
14 Jim Root - Slipknot & Stone Sour
James 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.
16 Mick Thomson - Slipknot
Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
17 Jerry Horton - Papa Roach
18 Greg Tribbett - Mudvayne
19 Marcos Curiel - P.O.D.
20 Page Hamilton - Helmet
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