Best Rhythm Guitarists


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61 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Burnley's heavy yet melodic riffs inspired me to pick up the guitar. Others may be more technically accomplished musicians but Burnley's songs are just perfect balance between heaviness and melody.

62 Jon Kabir Jon Kabir

Best rhythm guitarist of Bangladesh. He is an epic. He get a many star point from many country.

Jon Kabir is a great Guitarist... you won't believe how nice he plays...

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63 Andy Summers

His work with The Police, a band that represented a new take on the idea of bass/drums/guitar trio in rock, was, arguably, the most innovative rhythm guitar playier of the last 30 (or so) years. - Brooklar

64 Richard Z. Krupse

He can write creative simple and aggressive guitar riffs. He is also a great singer check out the band Emigrate his side project band.

65 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Cantrell 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.

Creative player in a sea of sameness. He is really a good musician

66 Steve Lukather Steve Lukather

Again, people just don't understand music theory like this guy. He could play 90% of their muted distortion with his testicles

This guys not a rhythm guitarist! He's an all around great guitarist! Seriously underrated, and definitally in my personal top 20 guitar players list!

67 Pata (Tomoaki Ishizuka)

Why is Pata number 52?! He should be in top ten or top 5. How dare you put PATA at number 52!

He should be higher than this. At least he should be in the top 8. Those solos he played with hide are amazing. Sometimes he even plays solo himself. Hide and pata are best dou guitarist..

68 Eric Peterson

He smokes Hetfield, in my not so humble opinion

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69 Willie Adler Willie Adler

Lamb of gods rhythms are crazy! And by the way zacky from a7x can barely play... Just saying

70 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.

Kirk is the lead guitarist for Metallica, while James Hetfield is the actual rhythm guitarist.

Nope, I don't think he is good at rhythm guitar. Well personally I don't like his solos. I like Jame's solos and riffs more than his. - zxm

71 Richie Havens

Known as a "folk musician", anyone who ever heard Havens strumming his Guild acoustic guitar, in his heyday, with his unorthodox alternate tunings, and use of right hand thumb for fretting, knows that Richie was a rhythm monster. No less a jazz guitar giant than Jim Hall sites Havens as a favorite. - Brooklar

I saw Richie live. He beat the hell out of that guitar with unorthodox rhythms and playing style - broke like six strings, lol!

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73 Dexter Holland Dexter Holland Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland is an American musician and molecular biology graduate student, best known as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter for the punk rock band The Offspring.

Seriously. Listen to The Offspring. Specifically

74 Max Cavalera Max Cavalera Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazillian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed.

His rythms in Sepultura are mindblowing, and he's a great thrash metal singer, that's why arise is the best album ever.

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75 Phil Sgrosso

With Phil As I Lay Dying is incomplete...

76 George Lincoln D'Costa

Best rhythm guitarist of Bangladesh

77 Matt Heafy Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Matthew Kiichi Heafy is a legend of the modern metalcore/thrash/heavy metal scene. He handles some of the most intricate guitar work of any "rhythm guitarist" all whilst managing lead vocals simultaneously. Trivium is phenomenal with their unbelievable guitar synchronization. The only justification that could explain his low ranking on this list, is that he may be considered a lead guitarist as he often takes on epic solos. Watch him play. He's brilliant.

78 James Munky Shaffer
79 Pat Smear Pat Smear Georg Albert Ruthenber, professionally known as Pat Smear was the rhythm guitarist for the Grunge band Nirvana, and the Post-grunge band Foo Fighters..
80 Gabriela Quintero

No-one does rhythm like she does

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