Top 10 Most Overrated Guitarists and Drummers

Guitars and Drummers that aren't necessarily bad but just get too much attention. I'm not saying that any of the following guitarists or drummers are bad.

The Top Ten

1 Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfold Synyster Gates - Avenged Sevenfold Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

Avenged Sevenfold in general is pretty overrated. He's a average and mediocre guitarist at best. - SomePersonYouHate

Still one of my favorites for the time being - EliHbk

He only plays random notes as fast as he can without caring about hitting the notes - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Please...this generation of guitar players truly suck. There is nothing like the greats from the 70's & 80's. - garykaufman

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2 The Rev - Avenged Sevenfold The Rev - Avenged Sevenfold James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative metal/ metalcore more.

He's a mediocre drummer and his skills aren't that spectacular. - SomePersonYouHate

3 Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American alternative metal/ metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University. more.

He's not that great and gets way too much attention. - SomePersonYouHate

Wow. You really hate Avenged Sevenfold don't you - MaxPap

4 John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers John Frusciante - Red Hot Chili Peppers John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How is John Frusciante a mediocre guitarist? - Userguy44

He's a mediocre guitarist to be honest. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Ringo Starr - The Beatles Ringo Starr - The Beatles Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

He wasn't that great of a drummer and he was average at best. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Lars Ulrich - Metallica Lars Ulrich - Metallica Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

Overrated? OverHATED is more like it! - awesomedp900

Not the worst drummer ever but certainly not that great either. - SomePersonYouHate

He deserves to be the #1 drummer ever to be honest. St. Anger's drumming was godly - EliHbk

7 George Harrison - The Beatles George Harrison - The Beatles George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

When compared to guitarists like Hendrix and Clapton he falls really short. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Neil Peart - Rush Neil Peart - Rush Neil Ellwood Peart (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

He's not terrible but he gets too much attention as far as drummers go. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 more.

He was a better singer than a guitarist to be honest. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Dave Grohl - Nirvana Dave Grohl - Nirvana David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.

He was a okay drummer in Nirvana but nothing relatively excellent. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Kind of but at least he's a better guitarist than Kurt Cobain and Synyester Gates. - SomePersonYouHate

12 Josh Dun - Twenty One Pilots Josh Dun - Twenty One Pilots Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

His drumming is honestly mediocre. I've definitely heard way worse though. - SomePersonYouHate

He's cool to me but have you seen his kit? Its like.. smol - EliHbk

13 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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