Top Ten Guitarists Who Would Sound Good In Other Bands

The Top Ten Guitarists Who Would Sound Good In Other Bands

1 Slash in Led Zeppelin
2 Kirk Hammet In Guns N Roses

Haha, I see a new Guns N' Roses song coming out - "Welcome to Wah Wah Paradise City" - Metal_Treasure

Haha - Userguy44

3 Synyster Gates in Bullet for My Valentine Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

This would work, well in my opinion - EvilAngel

4 Dave Mustaine In Iron Maiden David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Isn't he too fast for Iron Maiden? - Userguy44

5 Jeff Waters in Megadeth Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator. He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos. Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band. Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, more.

Jeff Waters (Annihilator) - Dave Mustaine actually wanted him in Megadeth in 1989-90. Jeff declined and Dave hired Marty. - Metal_Treasure

6 Dave Murray In Slayer David Michael Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the earliest members of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
7 Jon Schaffer in Metallica

He's a very solid rhythm guitar player and he can handle Metallica stuff. Moreover, I hear Hetfield's influence in Jon's playing. - Metal_Treasure

8 Yngwie in Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian are very fast, too. Their complex symphonic-like arrangements and orchestral instrumentation would sound good with Yngwie. - Metal_Treasure

9 Eric Clapton In the Beatles

It happened, and it sounded amazing. When George Harrison temporarily left the group, John Lennon proposed they replace him with Eric Clapton, George's close friend. While that never came about, Eric does play an amazing solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". - PetSounds

If He Was An Official Member, Man, That Would Be Awesome - BeatlesFan1964

10 Kerry King In Kreator Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

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11 Gemcloben In Judas Priest

EDIT: I thought this item was a joke and my previous comment was in this context.
But I just learned Gemcloben actually can play guitar. I saw his YouTube videos and he's pretty good for his age. I didn't know he was so young.
I'm so sorry I wrote my first comment. Now I know that one day he may play for Judas Priest.
(currently the options "delete" and "edit" comments are not available). - Metal_Treasure

LOL, can't wait to see this!
@Ben, aka Gemcloben - Are you sure you're ready for that? :-) - Metal_Treasure

This was evilangels idea - gemcloben

12 Kai Hansen in Iron Maiden Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.

He's crazy fast and technical, yet melodic guitarist, so he would sound great on the Maiden stuff. - Metal_Treasure

13 Jeff Loomis in Dream Theater Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.

In the meantime he joined Arch Enemy (in 2015) - Metal_Treasure

14 James Hetfield in Megadeth
15 Jim Root In Korn 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.
16 Randy Rhoads In Bon Jovi Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. He was killed in a plane crash.
17 Angus Young In Metallica 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.

Haha, this is quite a challenge. I'm not sure Angus can handle Metallica stuff though. - Metal_Treasure

It would be interesting to hear some of that trademark AC/DC sound mixed in with Metallica's thrash - Shake_n_Bake13

18 Billie Joe Armstrong in Weezer
19 Wes Borland in Slipknot
20 Fred Durst in Cannibal Corpse

Not a guitarist. - Userguy44

21 Mark Knopfler in Pink Floyd
22 John Petrucci in Pink Floyd
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