Most Talented Vocalist/Guitarists Ever

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The Top Ten

1 David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
2 James Hetfield (Metallica) James Hetfield (Metallica) James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
3 Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) ...read more.
4 Pete Townshend (The Who) Pete Townshend (The Who) Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
5 Matt Bellamy (Muse) Matt Bellamy (Muse) Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.
6 Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.

A genuine guitar god who should be top of all these lists.

7 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

It was a random guess, but I admit I can't play, just was not gifted in that way. You confirm my suspicions; you are a self-aggrandizing journeyman musician, who grinds his teeth every night when people he perceives to be his inferior get all the glory. This is not confined to music, all of show business, and in fact every profession suffers the same unhappy personalities. I hope your journey through life becomes more peaceful.

You are certainly proud of yourself, someday maybe the clueless and ungrateful public will come to appreciate your genius. True I'm just a sports guy, 5-8 and white to boot, but I understand that I fit lower on the food chain than the Olympians and Major Leaguers. Without fans like myself, how would music gods like you get the acclaim they crave?

You are acting like you are Dweezil Zappa or something; very caught up in your own importance. If you are him, we have met- I gave you swimming lessons when you were three years old. Your dad was a pretty talented guy, but would tell you not to be so full of anger.

You have yet to make a rational point, other than you have contempt for whatever is mediocre in your opinion, which apparently includes most of the HOF. Fair enough, but "hardly a journeyman" indicates an elevated self-rating. If "posing" is meeting major stars daily, and realizing they are just regular folks who can do "a thing" better than others [or are more beautiful], then poser I am. The only actual question you ever asked was could I play an instrument. You didn't answer my question, did Clapton fire you, or just not even return your call?

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8 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 ...read more.
9 Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.
10 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

The Contenders

11 Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) 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.
12 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
13 Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
14 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
15 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

An America-bashing, Canadian punk who disses the country that made him rich. Whiny voice, sings through his nose, and certainly not an accomplished guitarist.

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16 Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.
17 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter
18 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and ...read more.
19 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
20 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
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