Top Ten Underrated Guitarists, Bassists, and Drummers

The Top Ten

1 Alex Lifeson Aleksandar Živojinović, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Alex is a badass I mean he deserves to be higher on the Rolling Stone magazine top 100 guitarists then 98

Much better than Eddie Van Halen! ( no offense). - Pony

2 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

How is he number two? He's not underrated at all. - Gruunge

3 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Ringo’s the best drummer ever!

Ringo was the best of all time

He's the best everrr drummerr

4 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Not underrated - zxm

5 Rob Bourdon Robert Gregory Bourdon is an American musician, best known as the drummer and one of the founding members of the American rock band Linkin Park.

There are only two talented members of Linkin Park, this guy is one of them. - IronSabbathPriest

6 Flea Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall more.

Don't see how he's underrated, he is more overrated than underrated! He's one of the best ever! - connor2738

7 Chad Smith Chadwick "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Definitely underrated! Don't know how any other rock drummer than Chad Smith to keep up with John Frusciante and Flea! Amazing drummer! - connor2738

8 Ywingie Malmsteen
9 John Deacon John Richard Deacon (born 19th of August 1951) is a retired English musician, who is best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen.

Deacy is the first I've seen on this list that's actually underrated, along with Alex Lifeson. Lifeson is a great guitarist that doesn't get as much credit that he deserves. Geddy Lee is pretty fairly rated as one of the best bassists of all time, Ringo Starr is somewhat overrated in my opinion as a drummer, though he is undoubtedly pretty influential (definitely not underrated though). Dave Mustaine is widely considered and KNOWN as the best guitarist in all of metal, he's not underrated. I'm pretty sure Metallica would even admit that in just pure guitar playing, Dave smokes them.

Underrated bassist of Queen.

10 Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the more.

The Contenders

11 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He has also worked more.
12 Mike Dirnt Michael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist of the American punk rock band Green Day.
13 John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. more.
14 Rick Savage Richard ‘Sav’ Savage is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist and one of the founding members of the English rock band, Def Leppard.
15 Calum Hood

What the hell this guy sucks! - crapito11

16 Andy Hurley
17 Adrian Borland
18 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
19 Robert Trujillo Roberto Agustin Trujillo, better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician known for his role as the current bassist of heavy metal band Metallica.
20 Bob Klose Rado Robert Garcia Klose is an English musician, photographer and printmaker. Between 1964 and July 1965, he was the lead guitarist of an early rock band that would later become Pink Floyd.
21 Randy Ciarlante Randy Ciarlante is an American musician who frequently played with the Band. He joined the Band in 1990, singing harmony and playing drums.
22 Jack Irons Jack Steven Irons is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the founding drummer of the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, and as a former member of Pearl Jam.
23 Greg Lake Gregory Stuart Lake was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer who gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
24 Justin Hayward Justin David Hayward is an English musician, best known as songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist in the rock band the Moody Blues.
25 Carl Palmer Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer is an English drummer and percussionist most famed for playing with the progressive rock bands Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia.
26 Simon Gallup
27 Stephen Morris
28 Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
29 Dave LaRue
BAdd New Item