Bands with the Best Guitarists

The Top Ten

1 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Avenged Sevenfold started pretty low, but not they are in the top ten in EVERYTHING!

SYN ZACKY V = KICK ASS solos and great rhythms

We really do have the best guitarist, with amazing melody and speed
ZACKY V + SYN GATES = GODS!

Yes that one is great but where's the legendary band Iron Maiden - zxm

you got to love syn and zak

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2 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

kirk and james are a dynamic duo

There a great band, with a very infectus brand of guitar, kirk is perfect for Metallica, and james on rhytim shows how the hell this can't be 1

3 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.
4 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
5 Guns N' Roses

izzy stradlin and slash are the best partnership in six string guitar. they have got very talented guitarist in the world. slash, izzy and buckethead

Guns N' Roses HAD! the best guitarist which is Slash and always will be the greatest but I say Velvet Revolver now has the best guitarist, SLASH!

Slash and Axl Rose were the best duo rock music has ever seen.

Slash n' Izzy enough said

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6 KoRn KoRn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
7 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel ...read more.
8 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
9 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

Angus & Malcolm Young

10 Jimi Hendrix Experience

As good as Slash is, Hendrix was not only more influential and more skill-full, his riffs (Voodoo Chile, Hey Joe et al) are more memorable and are just better. BTW, why are Zep and Queen not on this list?

The Newcomers

? Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.
? Eagles Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

The Contenders

11 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Brad Delson is definitely the best guitarist with all his amazing solos on the Lp songs like Waiting For The End, From The Inside, and No More Sorrow. - lukestheman4

He should be up in 1st 5 or 6... because he got is different style than others. just givin solos in songs ain't make best guitarist. versetility does makes... LP rocks... B too

12 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Although I'm somewhat partial to Van Halen, Eddie is truly legendary and should at least come right behind Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

Van Halen should easily be in the top 3.
Eddie Van Halen is the greatest and most influential guitar player since Hendrix.

13 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
14 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.

David Gilmour is awesome but seriously at least in front of Linkin Park. Comfortably numb has got to have one of the best guitar solos of all time next to time.

David Gilmour takes you to the moon with his solos - BigZ

The best ever... "Time", 3Shine on you crazy diamond" "Comfortably numb"...

I go to another world while listening to the end solo of Comfortably Numb!

15 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

Except for Jeff Young Dave Always played with good lead guitarists:Slayer's Kerry King, Chris Poland, guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick, etc.
Dave and Marty were the best duo ever though, Dave's angry, fast thrash metal riffing with Marty's angelic neo-classical shredding gave incredible results, like in Lucretia, Hangar 18 or Tornado of Souls.

Broderick is one of the better guitarists. He has that two-handed tapping skill to add to his musical arsenal. You can't overlook his talent and actual music schooling he has achieved to become this good.

16 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

CLAPTON IS GOD

17 Versailles

Fair enough not many people know this band but Hizaki and Teru are genius. I suggest everyone who reads this check out Wish Master (just Hizaki) and Reminiscence (just Teru, not his best but it will give you an idea why this band should be top. )

Haha.. You those who read my comment should and must start listen to Versailles.. Then you will know for sure the real music for the ears..

Wish master? Race wish perhaps?

Anyway, Hizaki and Teru are some very talented guitarists and composers.

It's a shame their disbanding. Wish they would create a band like versailles again.

18 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
19 Living Color
20 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
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