Best Lead Guitarists of All TimeMaggot777
The Top Ten
Kirk is the best guitarist. His speed is awesome. If you don't believe it see him playing master of puppets it was great
This should be richie sambora... Kirk maybe still great but no one can beat how sambora melodized the guitar
Why isn't Eddie Van Halen on this list?
Joe Satriani definitely deserves a spot on this list.
This is not fair at all. Kirk Hammett's solos do not have the emotion that Slash's solos have. BOO!
This guy is the king of all guitarists. He has such passion towards music. His fingers move like lightning all over the guitar.
Its pretty much hard to play slash parts of solo. I played every solo and conclude slash solos are a bit difficult than kirk
Slash can put so much emotion into his solos. Definitely one of the coolest guitarists.V 7 Comments
The guy that can play guitar while lying on the floor with spasms
Angus is the best... Love that duck walk!
Eddie van halen
He is the best guitarristV 1 Comment
Surprisingly he wasn't on the list - zxm
After 5 years, 215 days, and 57 names, he wasn't on this list? Shame. - Metal_Treasure
Mick Thompson better than Jimi Hendrix, that is comedy. LMAO I know this is someone's idea of a joke, and it's funny. Jimmy Page couldn't crack the top ten... it's getting funnier. I mean Page is no Kirk Hammet... we all no that, rofl!
Jimi is the greatest guitarist that has ever lived, is still living or ever will live.
Jimi is the greatest of all time!
This website's main demographic is 12 year olds which love queen, linkin park, maroon 5, and 1 direction and are spoiled brats with iPhones.
Syn's skill is amazing! Sweep picking, dive bombs, hammer ons and pull offs, sliding. He's a master of it all. Most of his solos are superfast and clean at the same time. The solo from afterlife is what you should listen to. Jimi hendrix set his guitar on fire. Syn can do the same. ALL HE HAS TO DO IS PLAY IT! HE PLAYS SO FAST HE MAKES SLASH SEEM LIKE A ROOKIE!
Him and zacky and so many others inspired me to become a guitarist!
Why 11? He should be 5 or 4
Syn great guitarist ever
Annihilator - Alison Hell. He wrote the song and played the riffs and solo. - Metal_Treasure
I'm going Dave mustaine on this one to be the lead guitarist in the 2 biggest metal bands in the world u gotta be number one just for that and he plays rhythm and sings no one comes close to big pappa Dave
Way better than any body here!
Synyster gates? Better than jimmy page? I don't think so. Jimmy page was the second greatest guitarist that ever lived the first being jimi hendrix.
Why would anybody in their right mind put Synyster Gates over Eddie Van Halen?! This is coming from an Avenged sevenfold fan too!
There has never been one like him!
Black Star is a masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure
dude, maybe Slipknot is you favorite band; but you're going to receive many bad comments in this list because you put Mick Thompson in first place... mainly because it is so wrong that he is before Jimi and Dimebag, and you forgot many great guitarists like Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Alexi Liaho, Zakk Wylde, John Petrucci, Rhandy Rhoads, Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Eric Clapton, Glenn Tipton... - rock2metal
Don't get me wrong... Hammet is one fine gutarist, but he doesn't belong in the number one slot or even the top five (and Metallica is one of my favorite bands) I'm sorry to say that, but it's true! And Dimebag should be in the top three, he blows.. Or should I say.. Could have blown Hammet out of the water.
The mastermind of thrash metal...melodic and technical at the same time...every single solo he writes is just amazing...he should be at 1
The only one who deserves to be in the top 10 in this whole list.
Surely the most technically able guitarist of all time
Should be higher - zxm
NOWWTF IS THIS BULLCRAP, SYNYSTER GATES OVER A GOD?
OF course he is. He created his own tuning. Kirk is good but just any regular guitarist
Of course Mick Thompson's #1. His guitar powers are controlled by the power of his mask. My inspiration.V 1 Comment
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