Top 10 Best Punk Rock Guitarists
Johnny is the best punk rock guitarist. He invented punk rock guitar riffs.
Johnny is better than Steve Jones. Even Billie is better than Steve Jones.
Johnny is the best. He's my guitar inspiration. You don't need to know a lot of songs or chords. Just play.
He influenced most punk guitarists. He originally started punk rock music.
He has 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 listening, yes!
I was going to vote for Greg Ginn, but then I remembered the solos that Dr. Know ripped on the Bad Brains self-titled album, especially on Big Takeover and Right Brigade. Those solos are just damn awesome.
This guy is better than Hendrix!
Ok, I get that people say the Ramones are the best because they invented punk rock, but if Green Day was around back then, Billie's guitar wizardry would far surpass that of Johnny Ramone.
Listen to 'Dry Ice,' 'Only of You,' 'Judge's Daughter,' 'One for the Razorbacks,' 'Jesus of Suburbia,' 'Still Breathing,' 'Give Me Novacaine,' 'Basket Case.' You'll eventually get what I'm getting at here.
He comes up with the most melodic riffs and solos and is absolutely amazing live.
Steve's guitar playing has changed my life and continues to be a resounding influence on me.
He created some of the best punk riffs.
Belongs way higher on this list. Way underrated and never skimped on precision or aggression.
Just badass! Don't need to say any more.
Best punk guitarist ever.
He's the best by a long shot. Innovative and has a great feel for his craft.
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 in songs like London Calling and Tommy Gun.
White Man in Hammersmith Palais - listen to the intro.
Great guitarist! Underrated, in my opinion.
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.
The guy writes most of Bad Religion's songs. Enough said.
Most catchy, amazing melodic riffs... Exactly what you need from punk.
Noodles is underrated. He should be at least in the top ten.
His riffs are hella good!
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.
Possibly the most underrated guitarist in history.
Played in The Germs!
Are you kidding me? Stephen is number 1, and it's not close.
Still going strong, punk rock's Jimi Hendrix.
Doyle would beat the snot out of all other guitarists on the list.
Doyle is an ultra-chad. Do not test his might, for he is the best punk rock chad.