Top Ten Greatest Lead Guitarists In Rock Bands

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21 Dimebag Darrell - Pantera 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 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 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 - 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
Alison Hell
The Trend - Metal_Treasure

25 Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds 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 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 - 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.
28 Dave Mustaine - Megadeth Dave Mustaine - Megadeth ...read more.
29 Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge 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 Alexi Laiho - Children Of Bodom
31 Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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