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100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:28 PM Reply

Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

01. Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH)
02. Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield (METALLICA)
03. Angus & Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
04. Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
05. Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
06. Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
07. Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN)
08. Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
09. Adam Jones (TOOL)
10. Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman (SLAYER)
11. Dave Murray & Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN)
12. Jimi Hendrix
13. Glen Tipton & K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST)
14. Ace Frehley & Paul Stanley (KISS)
15. Slash (GUNS N' ROSES)
16. Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW)
17. Yngwie Malmsteen
18. Joe Perry & Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH)
19. Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman (MEGADETH)
20. Chuck Schuldiner (DEATH)
21. Brian May (QUEEN)
22. Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO)
23. Nigel Tufnel (SPINAL TAP)
24. Jeff Beck
25. Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)
26. Head & Munky (KORN)
27. John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER)
28. Kim Thayil (SOUNDGARDEN)
29. Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD)
30. Daron Malakian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
31. Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
32. Tom G. Warrior (CELTIC FROST)
33. Chris Degarmo & Michael Wilton (QUEENSRĊ¸CHE)
34. C.C. Deville
35. Marten Hagström & Fredrik Thorndendal (MESHUGGAH)
36. Alex Lifeson (RUSH)
37. Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG, RACER X)
38. Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS)
39. Mantas (VENOM)
40. Jason Becker (DAVE LEE ROTH)
41. Phil Collen & Steve Clarke (DEF LEPPARD)
42. Mikael Åkerfeldt & Peter Lindgren (OPETH)
43. Fast Eddie Clarke (MOTÖRHEAD)
44. Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME)
45. Warren DeMartini (RATT)
46. Mick Mars (MÖTLEY CRÜE)
47. George Lynch (DOKKEN)
48. Ted Nugent
49. Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS)
50. Rudolf Schenker & Uli John Roth (SCORPIONS)
51. Oystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (MAYHEM)
52. Scott Gorham & Brian Robertson (THIN LIZZY)
53. Steve Vai (DAVE LEE ROTH)
54. Reb Beach (WINGER, DOKKEN)
55. Trey Azagthoth (MORBID ANGEL)
56. John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER)
57. Hank Shermann & Michael Denner (MERCYFUL FATE)
58. Richie Sambora (BON JOVI)
59. Jon Donais & Matt Backhand (SHADOWS FALL)
60. Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES)
61. Alex Skolnick & Eric Peterson (TESTAMENT)
62. Brian Tatler (DIAMOND HEAD)
63. John Christ (DANZIG)
64. Scott "Wino" Weinrich (THE OBSESSED)
65. Pepper Keenan & Woody Weatherman (C.O.C.)
66. Tommy Victor (PRONG)
67. Leslie West (MOUNTAIN)
68. Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR)
69. Glen Buxton & Michael Bruce (ALICE COOPER)
70. Bjorn Gelotte & Jesper Stromblad (IN FLAMES)
71. Jim Matheos (FATES WARNING)
72. Gary Holt & Rick Hunolt (EXODUS)
73. Donald Buck Dharma Roeser (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT)
74. Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY)
75. Robert Fripp (KING CRIMSON)
76. Andre Olbrich (BLIND GUARDIAN)
77. Joe Satriani
78. Frank Hannon & Tommy Skeoch (TESLA)
79. Ty Tabor (KING'S X)
80. Mark Morton & Will Adler (LAMB OF GOD)
81. Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY)
82. Pete Townshend (THE WHO)
83. Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH)
84. Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS)
85. Neil Young
86. Abbath Doom Occulta (IMMORTAL)
87. Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY)
88. Uffe Cederlund & Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED)
89. Leigh Stephens (BLUE CHEER)
90. Jim Martin (FAITH NO MORE)
91. Michael Romeo (SYMPHONY X)
92. Bill Steer (CARCASS)
93. Piggy (VOIVOD)
94. Tony Bourge (BUDGIE)
95. Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN)
96. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
97. Akira Takasaki (LOUDNESS)
98. Michael Angelo
99. John Kay & Michael Monarh (STEPPENWOLF)
100. Nick Bowcott (GRIM REAPER)

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:36 PM Reply

this is your opinion i know much better ones.... but you got about 88% right there, wheres slipknot guitarists??? and how come jimi isnt near number one???(hendrix that is)

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:40 PM Reply

Thier's people no one's ever head of who are better than those guys. But yeah, mst of 'em i agree with.


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:40 PM Reply

No, it isnt my opinion... i was just asking what you guys thought of it.
In my opinion, Daron Malakian should be at the top.


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:42 PM Reply

At 2/22/04 07:28 PM, -Squelch- wrote:
17. Yngwie Malmsteen

17th place? Hell no.

77. Joe Satriani

And Joe in 77th? Who wrote this list?


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 07:49 PM Reply

The good People at Guitar World...
Apparantly


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 08:07 PM Reply

What a peice of crap list, I wonder what they base this on?

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 08:09 PM Reply

A lot of those bands are not heavy metal at all. And where's Iced Earth, it's not on there!!

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 08:12 PM Reply

At 2/22/04 07:36 PM, SenorFrog wrote: this is your opinion i know much better ones.... but you got about 88% right there, wheres slipknot guitarists??? and how come jimi isnt near number one???(hendrix that is)

The slipknot guitarists play the simplest shit. they are terrible. And Joe Satrinai should be on top.


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 08:49 PM Reply

Apparently style, personality and fame are the biggest factors in their rankings. Otherwise the list would be loaded with a bunch of progmetal guitarists no one would have heard of. I don't really have a problem with that, there are a million supertalented guitarists but only a very few memorably famous ones.

But I'd still rank Petrucci slightly higher than that.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 09:28 PM Reply

good to see slayer there and celtic frost but what happened to cathedral and finntroll? or stormrider isnt that bad either, new though.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 09:30 PM Reply

YOU FORGOT RAFI, HE PWNS EVERYONE ON THIS LIST

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 22nd, 2004 @ 11:57 PM Reply

Well you prutty much have all the heavy metal guitarist.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:11 AM Reply

That list is horrible...
Satriani, Vai, Becker, Friedman, and Yngwie should be fighting for the #1, all those other guys are good, yea, but come on! These guys blow them out of the water!

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:13 AM Reply

At 2/22/04 07:28 PM, -Squelch- wrote: Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
09. Adam Jones (TOOL)

YES!!!!! about time he got some respect. i love that band so much.......they are incredible

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:13 AM Reply

Tom Morello should be much higher, and what the fuck is Meshuggah doing on there? They suck major donkey balls...


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:14 AM Reply

This guy just based the guitarists on popularity.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:16 AM Reply

At 2/23/04 02:13 AM, Captain_Bob wrote: and what the fuck is Meshuggah doing on there?

it seems like he did play or plays with somebody else.....but i'm not quite sure

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:17 AM Reply

Steve Vai and Joe Satriani should definately be in the top 5. These Guitar World people are full of crap.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:37 AM Reply

At 2/23/04 02:14 AM, Unmindful wrote: This guy just based the guitarists on popularity.

Well, you mean the people at Guitar World did.


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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 07:25 AM Reply

At 2/22/04 07:28 PM, -Squelch- wrote: Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

Hmm... something's missing, why isn't Rammstein mentioned there? They've got some "heftig" guitarists.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 07:37 AM Reply

At 2/22/04 07:28 PM, -Squelch- wrote: Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
06. Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
12. Jimi Hendrix (GOD AND MASTER OF ALL THINGS)

jimi hendrix at 12!!?!??!!???!?! what the fuck?? who made this chart? and page only at number 6???????? i repeat: what the fuck???

this chart's bullshit. sorry i'm disgusted that the lord and master of the universe jimi hendrix came 12th... i'm sickened. im going to go and throw up out the window now...

popularity is irrelevent when measuring greatness, if this thread was called 100 most popular Heavy Metal Guitarists, i wouldnt be so sickened, because soaps are popular but you cant call any soap 'great' can you?

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:34 PM Reply

It wasn't quite metal guitarists was it. Joe Satriani isn't quite in the metal genre.
He should be miles up that list like in top 10, him and Steve Vai kick ass.
Though the list does basically have all th best guitarsits( but how could you miss some since its the top 100!!) the order is pretty balls. I didn't see Santana's name either (I know he's not metal but nor is quite a few others)

Jimmi Page and Hendrix should be higher up.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:40 PM Reply

Dude!! You missed jimi hendrix!

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:41 PM Reply

At 2/23/04 12:40 PM, Master_Ninja wrote: Dude!! You missed jimi hendrix!

Jimmi Hendrix was 12th Duh! but you probably only browsed in the top 10 to find him, which is fair enough.

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:47 PM Reply

queens of the stone age guitarists?

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Response to 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Feb. 23rd, 2004 @ 02:37 PM Reply

Yngwie Malmsteen should be much higher than 17th. And although Iommi is really good, I don't think he's the best that there ever was. Hetfield and Hammet was a good choice, but I would say about 7th or so, not 2nd. But, this isn't my list oh well.


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