Bands with the Best Guitarists
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
22 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
HELL YEAH! John Petrucci (let alone everyone else in the band) is a BEAST! - fireinside96
23 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
24 ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
Nancy Wilson is one of the best female guitarists of all time and this band should be on this list. - axelsonfire
26 X Japan
X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
Hide and pata! ~ they are so unique, hide with his pink hair and he is so funny and he a lil pervert and he drank a lot same with pata and pata loves KITTIES and Jack Daniels whiskey! Haha this band all of the members are so different and unique the most crazy one was hide! He... When drinking is... Lets just say he has been banned from hotels, bars, and probably wrestling arenas, and pata he is just mellow and calm even when he drinks he still the same just not as responsive... Well other then those things they are the best guitarists in Japan they are guitar gods! ~ they have another guitarist called sugizo because they reunited and hide died in 1998 and they got back together in 2007 and sugizo joined in 2008 because they needed another guitarist, sugizo is also one of the guitar gods! ~ this band is so worth everybody's time once you hear a song of theirs you won't stop listening to all of their music because if you hear one song you will want to hear more!
27 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
Have you heard mark knopfler play? such a crisp and clean sound def one of the best ever, if you have heard them I suggest 'sultans of swing' the end solo, and opening hook in 'money for nothing'
28 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
Slipknot is a Nu 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.
30 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
Go ahead unflinching friend, you're the best for me and for all the friends MCRMY in Indonesia, we always support you to be the best, Cheer continue and never give up
31 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
33 April Wine
34 Children of Bodom
Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
Michael Angelo Batio, duh. Everyone in the top 5 is way overrated. Not to knock Hendrix, but he wasnt a GOOD guitarist, he was just revolutionary. Anyone with a brain cell can tell you he had bad timing - UFasten8Me
36 Luna Sea
37 Dir en Grey
DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.
This list really makes me wanna puke... Kaoru and Sir work very well as a duo whereas A7X Syn and Zacky are not keeping each other in sync, it just sounds like a mesh of guitar. Diru has BEAUTIFUL and MIND-BLOWING fretting and solo's. - MeowMix
38 Missing Persons
Nevermore is an American progressive metal band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 1991, they are known to incorporate elements from various styles such as power metal, modern hard rock, classic heavy metal and technical thrash metal. The band has been on hiatus since 2011, due to personal issues between ...read more.
You can't forget about the legendary JEFF LOOMIS, hailing from Nevermore, of Seattle, Washington!
40 Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.