Best Guitarists of the '00s


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Nick Valensi

Listen to Reptilia, Modern Age and Under Cover of Darkness solos and you'll know he is the most rock n roll influenced guitarist of the last decade and a half.

I think him and the strokes very underrated and his guitar solos are awwesome

22 Mark Morton Mark Morton

Damn! He should be in the top 3... Actually at number 1... His works are great and everyone knows it... Then what is he doing in no.27... Mark, go straight to number 1

He should be in top 3... He's one of the greatest guitarists of 2000s decade... If you don't belive, listen to his work in laid to rest, walk with me in hell, omerta, now you've got something to die for, black label, etc... Hell I can't name of all of them...

23 Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. He was born 8th May 1977. He is known to be one of the greatest blues guitarists ever.

Fantastic guitarist, even when he young he should have been on this list, the face of modern blues.

Joe bonamassa should be above jack white...


24 Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.

Wow. This is just sad... Has any one even heard his riffs from creed and alter bridge? And even his speed metal thrashing on his solo album. Tremonti is the best metal guitarist of our time, think about it who else would your be? Sysnter? Possibly... This is heartbreaking that he's last.

How is this guy not higher? Apparently you haven't heard his solo in Alter Bridge's "Blackbird"

His work with alter bridge, creed, and his solo band tremonti should speak for itself

Kirk Hammett and Brian May on this list. Can you even read the damn title?
Plus, Billie Joe Armstrong is the 11th best guitarist of the 2000s? Are you all idiots?

25 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
26 Herman Li Herman Li Herman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician, record producer, and lead guitarist for the British Power-Metal band Dragonforce.

obviously the most talented. and theres no way he speeds his music up, thats crap, how would they do concerts then?

27 Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

Metallica, they released St. Anger in 2003, it was an alright album. They released Death Magnetic in 2008, Awesome album!, kirk is an awesome guitarist and has been for 3 decades, GO KIRK!

28 Tosin Abasi Tosin Abasi
29 Angus Young Angus Young Angus 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. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.
30 Mike McCready
31 Tom Morello Tom Morello 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.

The dude is sick. He can play like no other. His riffs drill into your mind and blow your eardrums. The man redefined whata guitar is capable of and led rockinto a new era. He ranked #3 on top 90's guitarist, so he should have a place on this list.

32 Tomo Mili├ževic
33 Ray Toro Ray Toro Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Not many people give him a lot of credit, mostly because he was part of My Chem (in my opinoin, a great and the best (creatively speaking) band of the 2000s. Along with Frank Iero, Ray is an excellent guitarist. If you want to hear him shred, check out songs like Dead! (which Toro has a amazing guitar solo on). I would suggest you listen to the albums the Black Parade and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, where Toro really shines!

34 Chris Rubey
35 Barry Stock Barry Stock

Have you heard Three Days Grace Before? Listen to them and them tell me this guy's guitar solo mainly is the song break.

36 Michael Paget Michael Paget Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

Bullet For My Valentine's lead guitarist is fantastic, and his solos are amazing. He's so laid back as well, which makes me think that he isn't aware of how good he actually is.

37 Ryan Jarman
38 Guthrie Govan Guthrie Govan

Asia, Aristocrats, Steven Wilson! This guy is the newest virtuoso on the block! No one makes more sense while shredding!

Better than all of this list
And why is BJ armstrong in this list?!?
Listen to his song waves and you will understand who is the greatest guitarist ever!

39 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

There's not a word to describe what this guy can do with a guitar.

40 Jim Root Jim Root 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.
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