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61 Cliff Burton Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.

The best thing of him was he used to play bass guitar like a lead guitar. - zxm

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62 John Lydon John Lydon John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

John Lydon (Rotten) is most famously known for singing, but he also recorded a lost gem in his solo album, Psycho's Path. He played all of the instruments, and turned almost anything into an instrument (Boxes, Toilet paper rolls, ETC.) He also performed many instruments with Public Image Limited. Taking into mind, someone who was only a singer (and couldn't sing when he started) recorded every instrument on psycho's path (guitar, bass, drums, keys, toilet rolls etc.) and is still making uncompromising music to this day, all without any training or lessons whatsoever.

63 Steve Vai Steve Vai Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

Steve Vai is clearly one of the greatest musicians still alive today. Not only for his technicality on his instrument of choice, but also for the complexity in his general music theory. SALES do not determine a good musician, it is a persons understanding of music theory and to me, someone who stays true to the music. It is not about record sales, it is about what music is to you, and what your interpretation of it is. Steve Vai has always done exactly what he wanted to do and played what he wanted to play; meaning sales are not the basis of his inspiration.

64 Justin Chancellor Justin Chancellor Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.

His bass lines are the drive to a large amount of Tool's songs, his technique, discipline, talent and ability to create are all astonishing. With the insane drumming of Danny Carey and groovy riffs Adam Jones spits out they are the perfect band

65 Travis Barker Travis Barker Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car ...read more.
66 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

A founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

67 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach

He is number 1. Why would Beethoven or Mozart be above him? Even John Cena is.

68 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.
69 Todd Rundgren
70 John Myung John Myung John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
71 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone 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.
72 Dee Dee Ramone Dee Dee Ramone Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
73 Joey Ramone Joey Ramone Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
74 Tommy Ramone Tommy Ramone Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.
75 Marky Ramone
76 Richie Ramone
77 David Garrett David Garrett

Worlds fastest classical crossover violinist

78 Kid Rock
79 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
80 Steve Jones
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