Worst Guitarists of All Time

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1 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.

His Rebirth Album was an Epic Fail, and it's no wonder. His Guitar skills are beyond stupid. definitely deserves to be #1

Lil Wayne's guitar playing was so bad it shouldn't even count for this list - Nickelstickman

The only person who even deserves to be on this list.

Where is the arguenent

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2 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain 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.

He even admitted he was a bad guitar player.

? At least he could play, it was grunge of course there's not many really good solos or anything

He is not a bad guitarist, he is just a decent guitarist that is overrated for his guitar skills

Breh, not a huge NIRVANA fan but this guy ain't half bad. The problem is that people overrate him for his guitar skills. - Solariser

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3 Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

His song and his guitar playing is just no...

4 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Fred isn't a guitarist, definitely removed from this list. - 05yusuf09

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

Taylor Swift is beyond talentless. I have never seen a more deplorable vocalist in my life.

Does she even play gutair?

6 Billie Joe Armstrong 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.

Why Is Billie Joe here?! He should not Be here!

Sure his solos are easy because as a child he didn't focus on being the best guitarist ever, he focused on being the best songwriter ever.

Billie's solos are really easy; anyone can do em. And many of his chord progressions are stolen from others - SoldierOfFortune

That being said, he does have many melodic, albeit simple, guitar solos - SoldierOfFortune

Nope. Billie Joe sucks.

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7 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Might be surprising but NO. Justin Bieber is not the worst guitarist. I said, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne or Nick Jonas suck. Cause they're poser guitarists. Whether you are able to play guitar or not doesn't matter. It matters if you're fake and showing off. Justin Bieber doesn't show off. I have seen some of his videos on playing guitar. He actually can play some scales. Unlike Taylor Swift who just strums on one chord. And Lil Wayne, he doesn't even know the sound of tapping. Even Elvis Presley was a poser guitarist. But so far, Justin Bieber isn't a poser guitarist. So, I won't say he deserves to be on this list. - zxm

No argument here!

He's just not a guitar ist

Does he play guitar... oh, yeah in a few of his songs... that does not really count - Lucretia

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8 Henry Kaiser
9 Kirk Hammett Kirk Hammett Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.

Seriously? This guy's solos are awesome! - MKBeast

It's not that Kirk is a bad guitarist, his solos are just very random and unorganized. Like blackened and one. Listen to stuff from Kill Em All and Ride The Lightning

WHY? Nothing more to be said. - Caleb9000

Waht are you people are talking about

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10 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

This guy stinks he sucks he only plays acoustic have you even seen him on electric guitars before?! hell I think he writes all that songs just to get chicks

More basic than a 1 block rubiks cube with his skills

The Newcomers

? Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.

The Contenders

11 Graham Coxon
12 Joe Jonas Joe Jonas Joseph Adam "Joe" Jonas (born August 15, 1989) is an American singer and actor. Jonas first rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band Jonas Brothers, along with his brothers Kevin and Nick. ...read more.
13 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.

SInce 30 years ago he sounds like he has only a few days practicing, and never improved a little bit, worst guitarist ever, worst solos ever, boring, simple in the baddest sense of the word... very low quality music made for the masses... oasis are the Mcdonald's of music...

14 John Mayer John Mayer

This list is another terrible one. Come on, John Mayer? Kirk Hammett? Jimi Hendrix? These are great guitarists. - Metalfan2112

A disgrace to our race

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Not bad but very overrated

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17 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Whoever posted this is crazy

He is not the worst but is a bit overrated. I do not think he deserved to be on the list of top 10 best guitarists.

Wrong absolutely wrong

TROOLSS GET OFF THIS LIST - Himalayansalt

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18 James Hetfield James Hetfield 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.

Get this guy out of here. Have you HEARD Master Of Puppets, Death Magnetic, Kill Em All, or Ride The Lightning? - MKBeast

HIS rhythm IS AMAZING THOUGH - InsertCleverName

19 Brad Delson Brad Delson Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.

Not THAT bad, but very overrated. Just plays a few simple power chords and that's all. - Gruunge

20 Steve Vai Steve Vai Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

All Steve Vai does is play a million notes per second. He has no FEEL.

A lot of fast scales, not impressed.

What the hell, lol.

Who added him to this list? Are you people OK? - Metal_Treasure

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