Best Punk Rock Guitarists

The Top Ten

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.

Johnny is the best punk rock guitars.He invented punk rock guitar riffs

Johnny is better than steve jones.Even Billie's better than Steve Jones

Johnny is the best. my guitar inspiration. you don't need to know a lot of songs or chords, just play.

He influenced most of punk guitarist.He originally started punk rock music.

Who is greg ginn?

Greg Ginn
Dr. Know

The best and most original sound as yet. He could adapt to any other genre, without much effort, and I also speak of Jazz, to which Ginn has been linked. It's my humble opinion that Hendrix would have found the doctor quite interesting, given a time machine and a few minutes to listen. Not that it would be the thing for Hendrix, though listen, yes!

I was going to vote Greg Ginn, but then I remembered the solos that Dr. Know ripped on the Bad Brains self-titled album, especially Big Takeover and Right Brigade. Those solos are just damn awesome.

This guy is better than Hendrix!

Steve Jones

Steve's guitar playing has changed my life and continues to be a resounding influence to me.

He created some of the best punk riffs

the best

Billie Joe Armstrong 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.

Listen to 'dry ice' 'only of you' 'judges daughter' 'one for the razorbacks' 'jesus of suburbia' 'still breathing' 'give me novacaine' 'basket case'. You'll eventually get what I'm getting to here

Ok, I get that people say the Ramones are the best because they invented punk rock, but if GD was around back then, Billie's guitar wizardry would by far surpass that of Johnny Ramone

Comes up with the most melodic riffs and solos and is absolutely amazing live

He is the worlds best guitarist ever! He plays the solo's with so blues sound!

Pig Champion

"Belongs way higher in this list way underrated and never skimped on precision or agression."

Johnny Thunders John Anthony Genzale Jr. (July 15, 1952 – April 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Johnny Thunders, was an American rock and roll/punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the early 1970s as a member of the New York Dolls. He later played with The Heartbreakers and ...read more.

Just badass! Don't need to say any more.

Best punk guitarist ever.

Ron Asheton
Tim Armstrong

The best by a long shot. Innovative and has a great feel for his craft.

Mick Jones

Mick Jones is probably the reason The Clash had so many great songs. His funky and bluesy guitar playing gave the clash that unique edge like on London Calling.

He has made some of the best punk rock guitar riffs on songs like London Calling
And Tommy Gun

White Man in Hammersmith Palais - listen to the intro

Mick Jones is absolutely AWESOME! :) He is a good song-writer too!

The Contenders

East Bay Ray

It's rare to listen to a punk rock record and think "Wow, what a good and creative guitarist.". Kudos to East Bay Ray for his "weird" solos and cool riffs.

Cheetah Chrome
Lyle Preslar

Great Guitarist! Underrated In My opinion

Greg Hetson
Brett Gurewitz

The guy writes most of bad religion's songs. Enough said

Rikk Agnew
Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.

Most catchy, amazing melodic riffs... Exactly what you need from punk

Dix Denney
Noodles

Noodles is underrated he should be at least top ten

Are you serious, Spike Cassidy from D.R.I. needs to be on this list.
Spike has got more punk heritage than this guy will have in a thousand
Years.

His riffs are hella good!

Captain Sensible
Stephen Egerton

Are you kidding me? Stephen is number 1 and it's not close.

Pat Smear Georg Albert Ruthenber, professionally known as Pat Smear, was the rhythm guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, and is currently the rhythm guitarist for the post-grunge band Foo Fighters.

Played in the germs!

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

Doyle would beat the snot out of all other guitarist on the list.

The greatest

Fletcher Dragge

What’s to say... He’s probably the best one

Mike Ness
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