Worst Guitarists of All Time
He's worst and fake. I mean I saw his guitar solos. Are those even real? Those are lame jokes. I mean he taps on guitar and the sound is something else. If you show me someone is picking a note with one finger and calls it economy picking would you believe it? I wouldn't call him the worst guitarist even if he can't play guitar. But why to pretend something you can't do? He tries to become Eddie Van Halen!
At least Kurt Cobain plays guitar. And those were real. Doesn't matter how good, bad or overrated he is.
Why are all there good guitarists on here. When you have people like Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and Nick Jones on here and you don't vote for them I have to wonder if you even know the difference between good and bad.
Nick Jonas and Lil Wanye are the only 2 who should be on the list. This list is basically a joke, it has Kirk Hammet, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page etc on this list. This list was probably made by a 10 year old.
His guitar attempt is basically a meme. The guy definitely shouldn't have tried to play a guitar on live stage because of that. Stick to your usual forte Dwayne.
I have never heard him play guitar, but I can tell that most just voted on him 'cause they're annoyed with hearing him and his band's music. Same goes with the others on here.
Guys, he is technically by far the worst on this list. He is absolutely talentless and has no purpose in anything whatsoever. Worse than lil wayne and fred durst. Also what the heck is kirk hammett doing on this list?!?!?!?!?!?!? The guy who made this must have been drunk.
If he's trying to be a bad guitarist, than he's doing good.
His song and his guitar playing is just no...
Fred isn't a guitarist, definitely removed from this list.
He is a good rapper, but Wes Borland is the rightful guitarist.
This guy has no talent
He's not a Guitarist, but he tried playing Guitar once and he sucked at it
Might be surprising but NO. Justin Bieber is not the worst guitarist. I said, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne or Nick Jonas suck. Cause they're poser guitarists. Whether you are able to play guitar or not doesn't matter. It matters if you're fake and showing off. Justin Bieber doesn't show off. I have seen some of his videos on playing guitar. He actually can play some scales. Unlike Taylor Swift who just strums on one chord. And Lil Wayne, he doesn't even know the sound of tapping. Even Elvis Presley was a poser guitarist. But so far, Justin Bieber isn't a poser guitarist. So, I won't say he deserves to be on this list.
This list is just made by jealous little kids who don't have any skill or talent. And OF COURSE Justin is on the list! Surprise surprise...
Baby: One Chord at the intro, nothing else. This guy is a poser guitarist.
He does simple stuff very well, I'll give him that.
I don't understand why a bunch of girls pick up a guitar because of Taylor Swift's "music". All she does (or at least did when she was a country singer) is play four chords over and over and sing about every guy she's gone out with and broken up with. She's not that talented and doesn't even play guitar anymore.
Taylor Swift is beyond talentless. I have never seen a more deplorable vocalist in my life.
New Eddie Van Halen my ass. She sucks.
Next eddie van halen? More like Next Trash can
Kurt wasn't technically a good guitar player. He never did many impressive solos or musically diverse riffs, but his guitar playing PERFECTLY matched the feeling the band was going for. His sloppy, distorted guitar screeches matched Nirvana's style and actually made their music sound more interesting and better. If they had a more technically skilled guitarist like Slash for example, the band's music wouldn't have been as good or have made as much of an impact.
The thing about Kurt was that yeah you could sit down with your guitar and play his songs without too much trouble, but it makes you go "why didn't I think of that?" He had an amazing feel for writing compelling guitar lines, technicality aside. There are plenty of bands that like to show off their music theory knowledge but something just gets lost along the way sometimes.
Probably the greatest singer of all time, and the nevermind album is probably the best album of all time, but his guitar.
Breh, not a huge NIRVANA fan but this guy ain't half bad. The problem is that people overrate him for his guitar skills.
Um, he's played electric guitar many times. Grow a brain and stop being such a jealous brat making hate lists on guitarists you hate
This guy stinks he sucks he only plays acoustic have you even seen him on electric guitars before?! hell I think he writes all that songs just to get chicks
Any one of his songs can be learned in under 60 seconds.
I think I can play even better than him.
Sure his solos are easy because as a child he didn't focus on being the best guitarist ever, he focused on being the best songwriter ever.
I can't believe his solos are super easy. I played the solo in "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" like maybe under 1 minute!
Why the hell is this guy on the worst guitarists list? Does the guy who made this list even know who he is?
Billie's solos are really easy; anyone can do em. And many of his chord progressions are stolen from others
Can't Play, Can't even make a single good song.
All he does is play 3 chords over and over while singing boring and generic love songs
Not a guitarist.
All he does is play Basic chords that you would learn at a first month guitar lesson (photograph is a perfect example). He doesn't even have good note selection either: burn it to the ground would've sounded better if he didn't go from plucking the open e straight to plucking that string on the 15th fret.
I would also like to add that just because he does everything mentioned bellow doesn't mean that he sucks. It just means that he is not the best guitarist out there. And that is coming from a guitarist.
Not the greatest but not the worst, come on. Stop bandwagoning. He can perfectly play Metallica and Led Zeppelin songs. And I wish I wrote that killer riff to Burn It To the Ground. Get your facts straight.
Why is Kurt Cobain above him? I'm not even a Nirvana fan, but it's not hard for me to realise they're nowhere near the worst! But Chad Kroeger sucks!
Graham Coxon, Jonny Greenwood, Keith Richards and Pete Townshend are way better guitarists than Noel Gallagher. Also, he is an absolute idiot and treats everyone like garbage. Why anyone would like or support this person is beyond me.
SInce 30 years ago he sounds like he has only a few days practicing, and never improved a little bit, worst guitarist ever, worst solos ever, boring, simple in the baddest sense of the word... very low quality music made for the masses... oasis are the Mcdonald's of music...
How the hell is he on here? He's one of the best guitarists!
Come on Noel is awesome
Kirk is overrated but calling him the tenth worst guitarist of all time is ridiculous. I know he's not as good as some say, and he's definitely not a top 10 guitarist of all time(last time I checked, he was number 8), but he's still a solid guitar player. Like I said, I agree that he's not the best guitarist, but he does not deserve to be tenth on this list.
Even if some people state Metallica is overrated (Also, overrated doesn't mean bad), that does not automatically make Kirk a bad guitarist. The guy's been playing guitar for decades, thus he's seasoned and knowledgeable about his craft.
Whoever added him should really go listen to Master Of Puppets, One, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Harvester Of Sorrow, Seek & Destroy, every song that Kirk has a solo in.
It's not that Kirk is a bad guitarist, his solos are just very random and unorganized. Like blackened and one. Listen to stuff from Kill Em All and Ride The Lightning
Graham Coxon isn't a bad guitarist. He actually knows how to play guitar and he does it well.
No idea who this is. The Top Tens sucks as a site.
Come on, how can this guy be the 17th worst guitarist ever? One of the best ever. Just listen him playing live Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, The Song Remains the Same - pure guitar magic.
Who ever made this list must have snorted 10 pounds of cocaine. Smoked 99 blunts. Did loads of black tar heroin and accidentally typed this in their computer.
It's funny because someone posted this here and then everybody voted to comment on how stupid this was, and boom now he's in the top 20. It's a vicious circle
He is not the worst but is a bit overrated. I do not think he deserved to be on the list of top 10 best guitarists.
He used to be good. Now, he seems to have lost all knowledge of music theory. As a guitarist, Richard Benson's guitar playing sounds like he's just slamming a bunch of random notes from different arpeggios and different scales and different keys and different tones together, and playing them at lightning speed with no regard for musicality.
Ba guitarist with no skills, all he know is how to tap and make suffer a guitar, so he SUCKS!
I highly agree - he couldn't play guitar very good and just strummed along with the band. But he posed with a double-neck electric guitar, LOL. There are pictures on the net.
Linkin Park is mainly centered around lyrical and vocal emotion, both of which the band accomplishes very well. Brad Delson is a serviceable guitarist who provides some good melodies for the band, alongside a few decent guitar solos, but that's about it.
Not THAT bad, but very overrated. Just plays a few simple power chords and that's all.
He's okay, but not one of the best.
"Durr he plays randomly fast notes so he's bad!"
This dude probably just saw his name and said "ok, he belongs here."
Get him out of here. Now!
Doesn't play with enough feel, but he does do some impressive feats
Dude, have you even heard covered in rain? Or stop this train? Smh. Sure, he's pop, but he's damn good.
Terrible guitarist. Even Lil Wayne could play much better.
Most underrated guitarist ever.
A disgrace to our race
I'm getting sick of people hating on Kerry King for his guitar playing. The guy played rhythm guitar. That may not seem like much, but rhythm guitar is what builds a song where the guitar work is the main focus. Hanneman may have played the more complex parts of the solos, but Kerry King built the songs. To take Kerry King away from Slayer is like taking Black Sabbath away from metal.
Maybe he wasn't as good as Jeff. But he's far from the worst there is. Kerry King definitely does not deserve to be on the list.
Not the worst but Jeff H. was much better yet gets less credits than KK. Jeff H. wrote many of the things KK played. Also, Jeff played the more complex parts of the solos.
Jeff was better. Period...