Top Ten Greatest Lead Guitarists In Rock Bands
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Dimebag Darrell - Pantera
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
Lord of groove metal
22 Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
His solo to Rising Force is a shredding masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure
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23 Lindsey Buckingham - Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day. V 1 Comment
24 Jeff Waters - Annihilator
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, ...read more.
His skills are incredible. Try:
Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II
The Trend - Metal_Treasure
25 Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.
The best lead guitarist of them all
Beck, Page, and Clapton in one band? WOW! - PetSounds
Sso sad that the 12-year olds who frequent TTT have no idea of his greatness, or even who he is.
26 Joe Perry - Aerosmith
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.
27 Dan Donegan - Disturbed
Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.
29 Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.
30 Alexi Laiho - Children Of Bodom
31 Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits
Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.
32 Dave Murray- Iron Maiden
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.
How the hell is he not on here yet he is definitely one of the gods of guitar - Itckdos
He is Dave Murray one of the gods of Guitar
33 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
34 Jason White - Green Day
35 Roger McGuinn - The Byrds
James Roger McGuinn known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician.
Hi "ringing Rickenbacker" is one of the most distinctive and beautiful sounds in all of rock music.
36 John Petrucci - Dream Theater
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.
John Petrucci will shred you to death!
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37 Matt Bellamy - Muse
Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
Matt should be in a better position
also hear Citizen Erased
matt is not the fastest but is good an creative
Reply to a person who said "Listen to Reapers" : True! And Stockholm Syndrome too!
Listen to "Reapers" and you'll know why
38 David Draiman - Disturbed
David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
39 Brandon Kern - Darkest Decent
Might not be the greatest but is way better than any of these mainstream pussies.
40 Jake Pitts - Black Veil Brides
Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.