Top 10 Best Punk Rock Guitarists

The Top Ten
1 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.

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

Johnny is so good

2 Greg Ginn
3 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!

4 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. He's also in side-project groups such as The Network, Foxboro HotTubs, Pinhead Gunpowder, and The Longshot. His first group was a band called The Lookouts which disbanded after their 2nd album. He released a solo album consisting of covers in 2020 called "No Fun Mondays" ranging from rock and punk covers. He has a 2 and a half octave vocal ranger, but over time in 2020 and onwards his range has gotten slightly higher. Most notably in their Father Of All album, and during various more.

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

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

Dude how is he not number 1? He has made the greatest guitar riffs ever like Holiday,Brain Stew,Geek Stink Breath, Hitchin a ride and more I don't think he should be number 5 he should be number 1

Listen to the solo on wake me up when September ends... it's moving

5 Steve Jones

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

6 Pig Champion
7 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 as a solo artist.

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

Best punk guitarist ever.

8 Tim Armstrong

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

9 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.

10 Billy Zoom
The Contenders
11 Ron Asheton
12 Lyle Preslar
13 Greg Hetson
14 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.

15 Rikk Agnew
16 Brett Gurewitz
17 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, but later played the electric guitar instead. He decided to form a band with Mark Hoppus and Scott Raynor called Blink-182. He was known for his guitar playing and his raspy voice. Years later in 2015, Tom left the band Blink-182. Other bands he was in include AVA and Box Car Racer.

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

18 Dix Denney
19 Noodles

His riffs are hella good!

20 Poison Ivy

Possibly the most underrated guitarist in history.

21 D Boon
22 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!

23 Stephen Egerton

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

24 Captain Sensible
25 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

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

Doyle is ultra chad to not test his might for he is the best go punk rock chad

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