10 Greatest Rock Keyboardists / Pianists

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41 Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

In the end, numb and what I've done are just a few examples of his prowess

Numb, In The End, My December, From The Inside, Iridescent...
Enough said =)
Best Pianist and Rapper.
Linkin Park Rocks!

42 Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) Gregg Alan Rolie is an American singer, keyboardist and organist. Rolie served as lead singer of the bands Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool – all of which he co-founded. V 2 Comments
43 Keith Godchaux

How the heck can Keith Godchaux not be in the top 10?

And how the hell is he lower than Brent Mydland? That's just criminal negligence there.

44 Steve Walsh (Kansas)

Okay, my favorite is John Paul Jones, but Steve Walsh is horribly underrated for his work with kansas as a singer and keyboardist. He barely places top fifty here and I'm not sure he's even on the singers list, but he's incredible at both of those positions, he's amazing.

45 Chuck Leavell
46 Ian McLagan (Faces)

With the Small Faces, the Faces, the Rolling Stones, he was always great or super

47 Greg Hawkes

Crazy-talented keyboardist for the Cars!

48 Robert Lamm (Chicago) Robert Lamm (Chicago) Robert William Lamm is an American keyboardist, singer and songwriter who came to fame as a founding member of the pop rock band Chicago.

Chicago was known for its horns but Rober mastered the key in a top notch way

49 Christian Lorenz (Rammstein)
50 Brent Mydland
51 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

The grateful dead wouldn't EXIST without pigpen

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52 Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster) V 1 Comment
53 Franz Nicolay
54 Vadim Pruzhanov (DragonForce)

Have even heard the opening to where dragons rule or operation ground and pound he is super fast and plays really beautiful to!

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55 Manfred Mann

Being so long into the music business, one of the first to use minimoog synth and still playing. listen to Mighty Quinn with the Earth band

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56 Janne Wirman (Children of Bodom)
57 Brian Auger

This guy is awesome. Should be ranked higher

58 Tom Scholz (Boston) Tom Scholz (Boston) Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston.

Without Tom Scholz, there'd be no Boston, thanks to his expertise at Polaroid

59 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Stupid show can an idiot put these piece of crap here near Emerson, lord etc absolutely imbecile kids voting here

Listen to November rain

60 Bill Payne

Little Feat's extraordinary keyboardist and a top session musician for many years on rock albums of all sorts, including Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger. His presence on Little Feat's Dixie Chicken as well as The Doobie Brothers' China Grove strongly influenced musicians for most of the '70s and '80s. He still plays with both bands as well as Leftover Salmon.

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