Top Ten Greatest Lead Guitarists In Rock Bands


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41 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!

Man..what the hack.This is not his placehe should be on top ten

42 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

43 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.
44 Brandon Kern - Darkest Decent

Might not be the greatest but is way better than any of these mainstream pussies.

45 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.
46 Ace Frehley - Kiss Ace Frehley - Kiss Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.

The one, the only, the original string bender - the Spaceman! There are many imposters but only one Rock Soldier - Space Ace...oh, and maybe The Emperor - Richie Scarlet

47 El Hefe - NOFX

He's a cool dude and a good guy that plays the instrument known as a guitar but also plays some trumpet and he's like cool!

48 Eric Melvin - NOFX

Cool guitarist and awesome at it, plays Accordion too

49 Jim Root - Slipknot Jim Root - Slipknot 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.
50 Jonny Greenwood - Radiohead Jonny Greenwood - Radiohead Jonathan Richard Guy, professionally known as Johnny Greenwood is an English musician and composer, mostly known for his role as the one of the lead guitarists and main keyboardist of the English alternative rock band Radiohead.
51 Dick Dale Dick Dale

The king of surf guitar - Doom

Of Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. Most listeners will know his song titled Miserlou, better known as the theme to the movie Pulp Fiction.

52 Joe Trohman - Fall Out Boy
53 Emppu Vuorinen - Nightwish Emppu Vuorinen - Nightwish
54 Alex Lifeson Alex Lifeson Aleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.
55 Adam Jones - Tool Adam Jones - Tool Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.
56 Jack White - The White Stripes Jack White - The White Stripes
57 The Edge - U2 The Edge - U2
58 John Lennon - The Beatles John Lennon - The Beatles John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
59 Johnny Ramone - Ramones Johnny Ramone - Ramones John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

Isn't much of a lead guitarist. Though he is an awesome rhythm guitarist. - zxm

60 Tom Petty - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tom Petty - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.
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