Top 10 Metal Guitarists of All Time

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September 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm Quote #19373

ron
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http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/shred-stars-0803-2011.aspx

6. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)

Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen altered what it means to play electric guitar with Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut, creating a dazzlingly, lightning-fast technique with meticulous tapping, hammer-ons, pull-offs and wild-sounding effects. It was madly dramatic, and coupled with theatrical singer David Lee Roth, the style brought metal to a new level of performance art. Flying solo, Eddie also backed other artists’ records, everyone from Michael Jackson (on “Beat It”) to Rodger Waters (“Lost Boys Calling”). With Van Halen’s new album reportedly almost finished, Van Halen interest is at a peak, and Eddie, once again, is stealing the spotlight.


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September 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm Quote #19374

ron
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Gibson:
“With Van Halen’s new album reportedly almost finished”

What the …. ?


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September 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm Quote #19390

VAiN
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I don’t think of EVH as a metal player at all…

I assume that list was made late 2011 or early 2012?


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm Quote #19391

eruption1962
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Going by this list…Ed needs to be #1…RR #2…then drop everyone else down a peg or two! But, I don’t consider EVH or RR metal guitarists!


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September 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm Quote #19450

oryo
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WTF!!!!!
Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield (Metallica) is at #2 and Randy Rhoads & EVH farther up the list!!!

No Mick Mars on the list!!!! WTF!!! :mrgreen:


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September 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm Quote #19452

sickman
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No Jake E Lee either. He’s way better than the guys from Metallica.


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September 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm Quote #19455

Wes
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Lists like these are silly. It’s subjective….and everyone has favorites, but there is no definitive “best” guitarist. It’s not a fucking competition for christ’s sake.



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September 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm Quote #19459

oryo
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Wes:
Lists like these are silly. It’s subjective….and everyone has favorites, but there is no definitive “best” guitarist. It’s not a fucking competition for christ’s sake.



LoL


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September 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm Quote #19461

eruption1962
(1359)

How about this…not really metal by any stretch of the imagination…but as a guitar player myself, I think this is pretty solid!

EVH
Randy Rhoads
Steve Vai
Angus Young
Buckethead
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Johnson
Brian May
Slash/Joe Satriani

In reality, I’d say Satch is a better axeman than Slash…but his style is too similar to Vai’s to be included…but either way…Slash or Satch!


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September 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm Quote #19464

Lance
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WHAT …?? NO YNGWIEEEE !!!! …Somehow I heard that name yelled at every Rock Concert ( during guitar solos ) i went to in the 80s… lol


another tour.. and no shows in my area.. maybe the next reunion tour 2020 … lol


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September 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm Quote #19467

guitard
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Lance:
WHAT …?? NO YNGWIEEEE!!!! …Somehow I heard that name yelled at every Rock Concert ( during guitar solos )i went to in the 80s… lol



All I ever heard was “Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiird!!!!”


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September 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm Quote #19468

JasonA
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Wes:
Lists like these are silly. It’s subjective….and everyone has favorites, but there is no definitive “best” guitarist.

Sure there is: EVH. End of story. :twisted:


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September 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm Quote #19469

Lance
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guitard: All I ever heard was “Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiird!!!!”

i guess we went to different concerts…HAHAHAHA


another tour.. and no shows in my area.. maybe the next reunion tour 2020 … lol


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September 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm Quote #19470

sickman
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I can remember back in 99-00 when I was running sound for bands, whenever we were in a biker bar there actually would be drunks in the crowd yelling freebies.


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September 30, 2012 at 1:11 am Quote #19475

Mink
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I like EVH the best, but I would include Matthias Jabs and George Lynch. I think Jabs guitar work helped propel the Scorpions to the next level after Uli left. Then with Lynch, Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key, and Back for the Attack are a tri-fecta of albums. His guitar work is outstanding on those three.



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