Here are my top ten guitarists. Keep in mind they are not in any particular order. Also I chose these guitarists by the fact that their playing pulls me into the song, not just the vocals.
The guitarist from Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club and his solo project, The Nightwatchman. He is an awesome guitar player. I can’t believe some of the sounds he creates with his guitar. He is a wizard.
Aerosmith’s guitarist gave us riffs from songs like “Walk This Way” and “Rats In The Cellar.” He’s not afraid to play fast either.
How could I not put the god himself, Jimi Hendrix? His playing alone is legendary. He wasn’t just a great vocalist.
Red Hot Chili Peppers was never the same without him, due to his drug addiction, but he sobered up and they made great music once again.
You may not know who this guy is and what band he plays for. His band is Wolfmother and they are an AWESOME Australian band. List to these two songs and tell me they don’t rock, “Joker and The Thief”, and “New Moon Rising”.
Billie Joe Armstrong
His playing with The Doors was great. “Roadhouse Blues” is one of my favorite songs.
With Jimi Hendrix dead, the universe gave us, Lenny Kravitz. I find his playing some what similar to Hendrix’s playing, just listen to “Always On The Run.”
One of the founding fathers of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry, “could play a guitar just like ringing a bell,” to quote Berry in “Johnny B. Goode.”