Top Ten Greatest Lead Guitarists In Rock Bands
The Contenders: Page 3
41 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
42 Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne
Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.
43 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!
44 Eric Melvin - NOFX
Cool guitarist and awesome at it, plays Accordion too
45 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.
46 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.
47 Dick Dale
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.
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48 Joe Trohman - Fall Out Boy
49 Emppu Vuorinen - Nightwish
50 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.
51 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.
52 Jack White - The White Stripes
53 Billie Joe Armstrong - Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
54 The Edge - U2
55 Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones
Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
56 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.
57 Paul Stanley - Kiss
Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
58 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
59 Tom Petty - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.
60 Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top
William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.