Worst Guitarists of All Time

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21 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

Out of most of the selections here, he belongs here. - MKBeast

22 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

He sucks - InsertCleverName

23 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

This dude sucks. He's only considered the best because brainless pre pubescents thing he's "cool" because of his silly hat and his stupid ass sunglasses. Very average rock guitar player and while he fit the band well, anyone could've replaced him.

He's one of the best! Just because he doesn't play 1 million notes per second doesn't mean he is bad! - SoldierOfFortune

Sounds like Lil Wayne when he plays live.

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Just listen to his version of Eruption.

26 Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Doesn't play with enough feel, but he does do some impressive feats - SoldierOfFortune

Get him out of here. Now! - Metal_Treasure

What? Are You High? - GreenDayFan21

27 Jinxx Jinxx Jeremy Miles Ferguson, better known by the stage name Jinxx, is an American musician best known as the rhythm guitarist, violinist, cellist, pianist, lyricist, songwriter, composer and backing vocalist of American rock band Black Veil Brides.
28 Dave Mustaine 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 ...read more.

What?! Are you smoking something?! - MKBeast

29 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.

This list is a lie. Probably a 8 year old kid uploaded it to troll. Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain don't belong here. Slash and James Hetfield are also really talented. Whoever uploaded this is a joke.

Cobain said his guitar playing sucked, but it really doesn't suck that badly. Other than that, ditto. - MKBeast

The point is that Kurt Cobain said he is bad but that doesn't mean he is one of the worst. It is also weird that above it says Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest guitarists of all time but he is on the list. Weird right?

What even is this list?

Yeah right. - Solariser

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30 Jennifer Berry

she sucks

31 Alex Lifeson 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.
32 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993.
33 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.

Certainly not! Listen to the guitar solo on "Something". It's not one of those wildly improvised, finger-bleeding, un-duplicatable and absolutely overrated solos, it's melodic and hummable. It was also recorded in one take. With an orchestra playing at the same time! - PetSounds

Huh!

34 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" .
35 Wes Borland Wes Borland Wesley Louden "Wes" Borland is an American rock musician and artist. He is best known as the current guitarist and backing vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit and as the lead vocalist of the industrial rock band Black Light Burns.
36 Peter Buck
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38 Billy Gibbons Billy Gibbons William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.
39 Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

what?!?!?

His solos are all incredibly sloppy and poorly implemented into songs. The tone of his guitar is horrible to listen to, and he just plays a thousand notes a second, which leads people to believe he’s one of the best guitarists. He wouldn’t even make my top 20. - CostcoHotDogs

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