Most Overrated Rock Guitarists


The Top Ten

1 Kurt Cobain 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.

Many people state that he sucked at guitar, so I wouldn't really say that he's overrated as a guitarist. On the other side though, I would count him as an overrated artist eventhough his music is really good and contains a lot of characteristics, and once again, that's my opinion. Mark my words. - Phantasm

Oh, I just can't handle life or success or fame. I'm just a poor skinny, sucked up junkie. I think I will just set a great example for all of those scuzzy fans of mine and blow my brains out.

Yeah so overrated. - zxm

2 Synyster Gates 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.

Any random guy in any random guitar shop can play way better than this guy, that sort of confuses odd or wrong notes with originality.

I don't know.his solos are pretty fast and awesome - zxm

3 Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Hey Jimmy puke. Been drunk on stage lately. Remember back in the seventies, it was Minnesota, you were so drunk that you feel over and knocked your guitar more out of tune then it already was. Kids today think you suck. You do suck. If it weren't for recording studio professionals you would sound like just another bum off of the streets. Oh, by the way, why did you let John die of alcohol poisoning in your own house. What a bad friend you were. You will be for ever dead. Just like the devil you serve. Oh, you did not age well at all.

He's overrated bu not that much like kurt cobain - zxm

4 James Root James Donald Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician, songwriter and guitarist, best known for being the rhythm guitarist for the American heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for the American alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Why is he up here all out of sudden? He's not overrated

5 Kirk Hammett Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

What a scribble artist. Hey guys, let's play minor scales over suspended 4th chords. Our stupid fans won't know the difference. Hey guys, let's play a major scale over a bunch of diminished chords. Our stupid fans will never know the difference, Just turn up more distortion.

James is better guitarist than him - zxm

Boring Sludge.

6 Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

Angus make all other blues rockers look like fools. Hey Clapton, you are a joke compared to this "real blues" master.

7 Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

Here is another junkie who should have been sent to prison for keeping the planes flying. If you don't know what that means I will give you a hint. The Rolling Stones spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on illegal drugs. That's were your ticket and CD money goes. Fools.

I know only two or three good riffs of him,never found any good solo of him - zxm

5 strings, open tuning, guitar plays itself.

8 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.

John fogerty in my book was one of the best rock guitarist ever. He was simple in style but he had an ear for tone and melody. How about "born on the bayou" for an example.

Hey every body. I'm dead because I overdosed on barbituates and alcohol. All of my groovy friends let me die. They were afraid of the police. Hey Eric burton, I'm waiting in hell for your arrival. We'll do lunch and you can choke on my vomit.

Way too much credit. Again... proof that people in the 60's were on drugs. There were other guitarists better than him at that time... he wouldn't even be able to keep up in the latter 70's if he had lived.

Yea, yea, I'm dead because I overdosed on barbituates and all of my "groovy" friends let me die. I died a junkie and everyone thinks I'm so... Great. Come and join me in the grave, I'll be here rotting away waiting for you.

9 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.

His oversaturated ear piercing style gives me a headache

Dude sucks - guyritchi

His riffs are awesome.but if he is great than what's wrong with izzy? - zxm

What a first class dirt bag. Hey all you stupid bimbos, this ass is ugly from all sides. Guitar ability------10

10 Zakk Wylde 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.

Please zakk, don't play the piano. You just don't cut it.

The Contenders

11 John Frusciante 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. He was also part of the Mars Volta, Swahili Blonde, Ataxia and more.

This dude is just bad - guyritchi

12 Ace Frehley 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.

Ace Frehley is not overrated! He's been in several other bands other than KISS and Jimi Hendrix himself said that he was an amazing guitarist! And considering he's the only KISS member who hadma successful solo career if anything this guy is underrated! -Avery

13 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

This guy is legend

14 Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
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