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newb
03-27-2008, 06:44 AM
Sayeth Rolling Stone


1Jimi Hendrix
2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3 B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
14 Jeff Beck
15 Carlos Santana
16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
17 Jack White of the White Stripes
18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 Richard Thompson
20 James Burton
21 George Harrison
22 Mike Bloomfield
23 Warren Haynes
24 The Edge of U2
25 Freddy King
26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
28 Stephen Stills
29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
30 Buddy Guy
31 Dick Dale
32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
35 John Fahey
36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
37 Bo Diddley
38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
39 Brian May of Queen
40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
41 Clarence White of the Byrds
42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
44 Scotty Moore
45 Frank Zappa
46 Les Paul
47 T-Bone Walker
48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
49 John McLaughlin
50 Pete Townshend
51 Paul Kossoff of Free
52 Lou Reed
53 Mickey Baker
54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
56 Tom Verlaine of Television
57 Roy Buchanan
58 Dickey Betts
59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
61 Ike Turner
62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
63 Danny Gatton
64 Mick Ronson
65 Hubert Sumlin
66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
67 Link Wray
68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
69 Steve Howe of Yes
70 Eddie Van Halen
71 Lightnin' Hopkins
72 Joni Mitchell
73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
74 Johnny Winter
75 Adam Jones of Tool
76 Ali Farka Toure
77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
81 Derek Trucks
82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83 Neil Young
84 Eddie Cochran
85 Randy Rhoads
86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87 Joan Jett
88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
94 Bert Jansch
95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
96 Angus Young of AC/DC
97 Robert Randolph
98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

colubrid660
03-27-2008, 08:47 AM
I think Kim Thayil, Adam Jones and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains need to be above Kobain.

Where's Slash?

urgeok2
03-27-2008, 08:55 AM
how about andy Summers ?

newb
03-27-2008, 08:56 AM
I think Kim Thayil, Adam Jones and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains need to be above Kobain.



as well as Derek Trucks,Warren Haynes,Jeff Beck,Buddy Guy,John McLaughlin,Ritchie Blackmore,Randy Rhodes,Dickey Betts,Roy Buchanan, Peter Green, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter....ect,ect

colubrid660
03-27-2008, 09:06 AM
as well as Derek Trucks,Warren Haynes,Jeff Beck,Buddy Guy,John McLaughlin,Ritchie Blackmore,Randy Rhodes,Dickey Betts,Roy Buchanan, Peter Green, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter....ect,ect

Yeah Rolling Stone sucks sometimes...

Where's Buckethead as well?

Elvis_Christ
03-27-2008, 08:03 PM
Where's Ernie C?

X¤MurderDoll¤X
03-27-2008, 10:16 PM
pretty much your run-of-the-mill rolling stone list.

Doc Faustus
03-28-2008, 04:34 AM
I think Mark Knopfler got kind of shafted. Might be blasphemous to say, but he's every bit as good as Clapton. Dave Davies too.

newb
03-28-2008, 05:03 AM
I think Mark Knopfler got kind of shafted. Might be blasphemous to say, but he's every bit as good as Clapton. Dave Davies too.

I agree....he is very underated

Elvis_Christ
03-28-2008, 07:33 AM
pretty much your run-of-the-mill rolling stone list.

Yup who cares

Pretty funny how Link Wray, Greg Ginn and D Boon get a mention seeing as they were anti-guitarbullshit.

Sucks how Fruciante still gets roped into the RHCP shit when he wails better in his solo work.

Leigh Stephens and Randy Rhoads ranking lower than that cunt outta U2 shows they don't know shit. Leigh would be stoked people actually give a shit about his work these days anyways. Bet he's pissed Freddy was ranked above him... he might rate higher when he dies or something.

Jimmy Page is weak. Session musician thief homogenizing shit for the white kids to listen to in their hot wheels cars.... every dollar he gets should be given back to the ghetto. His soul will burn in guitarist hell.

But yeh what do I know? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!

newb
03-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Yup who cares

Pretty funny how Link Wray, Greg Ginn and D Boon get a mention seeing as they were anti-guitarbullshit.

Sucks how Fruciante still gets roped into the RHCP shit when he wails better in his solo work.

Leigh Stephens and Randy Rhoads ranking lower than that cunt outta U2 shows they don't know shit. Leigh would be stoked people actually give a shit about his work these days anyways. Bet he's pissed Freddy was ranked above him... he might rate higher when he dies or something.

Jimmy Page is weak. Session musician thief homogenizing shit for the white kids to listen to in their hot wheels cars.... every dollar he gets should be given back to the ghetto. His soul will burn in guitarist hell.

But yeh what do I know? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!


LOL....Ya sound a bit cranky today Elvis.

Elvis_Christ
03-28-2008, 10:23 PM
LOL....Ya sound a bit cranky today Elvis.

Drunk n' cynical :)

X¤MurderDoll¤X
03-29-2008, 03:23 AM
yeah I was going to say you sounded drunk. :D

Jimmy Page does suck though.

Despare
03-31-2008, 05:13 PM
Yup who cares

Pretty funny how Link Wray, Greg Ginn and D Boon get a mention seeing as they were anti-guitarbullshit.

Sucks how Fruciante still gets roped into the RHCP shit when he wails better in his solo work.

Leigh Stephens and Randy Rhoads ranking lower than that cunt outta U2 shows they don't know shit. Leigh would be stoked people actually give a shit about his work these days anyways. Bet he's pissed Freddy was ranked above him... he might rate higher when he dies or something.

Jimmy Page is weak. Session musician thief homogenizing shit for the white kids to listen to in their hot wheels cars.... every dollar he gets should be given back to the ghetto. His soul will burn in guitarist hell.

But yeh what do I know? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!


Pretty boring list, I probably could have accurately guessed 80 or 90 percent of it.




By the way, the biggest Zep fan I know is Mexican.

The_Assassin
03-31-2008, 05:31 PM
Maybe my sight has failed me, and I am overlooking thee, but I do think Herman Li of Dragon Force fame should be on the list. One of the fastest guitar players my burning ears have heard.

- The_Assassin

illdojo
04-04-2008, 07:15 PM
No "Dimebag" - Darrell Lance Abbott? ....Newb, that is Sacrilege!!!!
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age?
Omar Rodriguez Lopez from The Mars Volta and At The Drive In?

bloody_ribcut
04-04-2008, 07:40 PM
was gary rossington it there? drinking and reading through lists dont mix too good.

Posher778
06-19-2008, 02:45 PM
I'm happy as long as Jack White is there. And he is :D

Noah
07-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Love Kurt and Nirvana.... But I'm not sure if Kurt really even belongs on this list.... I mean he WAS left handed, and learned to play right handed. But other than that, he's right below Hammett? That's blasphemy, in all honesty!

And how the FUCK is Herman Li not on this list? Fuck rolling stone!

Posher778
09-05-2008, 10:02 AM
I changed my opinion. Edit :)

Disease
09-05-2008, 11:21 AM
I'm dissapointed Rolland S Howard is not on that list or Spencer P Jones.

And what is with Angus Young being at` 96 and Malcom Young not even making the list?

Biased!

Disease
09-05-2008, 11:32 AM
And where is Mick Turner, my goodness....

The Mothman
09-12-2008, 03:57 PM
Where's Buckethead as well?
i agree with that. jordan has the most nuts solo I've ever heard in my life.

And why is Johnny Ramone on there?
as much as i worship the Ramones, its all powerchords.

Thomasgeorge
09-13-2008, 12:45 PM
hendrix is da best

roshiq
09-13-2008, 01:38 PM
Mark Knopfler..... my all time favorite.

Arioch
09-18-2008, 09:16 PM
David Gilmour 82 and Randy Rhodes 85,

NO Dimebag Darrel and NO Jerry cantrell?

And kurt is number 12?!?! jesus what a joke...

newb
09-19-2008, 05:54 AM
David Gilmour 82 and Randy Rhodes 85,

NO Dimebag Darrel and NO Jerry cantrell?

And kurt is number 12?!?! jesus what a joke...

hey.....I'm just the messenger...I don't agree with this list either.


and no Arioch on the list.....WTF

urgeok2
09-19-2008, 06:02 AM
it's just a list ..


oops i forgot - lists are holy at HDC ;)

Posher778
09-19-2008, 06:26 PM
hendrix is da best

Most overrated is more appropriate.

neverending
09-19-2008, 06:54 PM
Where's Andres Segovia?

CrimsonFiend138
09-19-2008, 07:51 PM
WTF Jimmy PAGE IS at 9!!!!!!!??????????

John Frusciante is a cool ass guitar player just about everything he does is awesome RHCP awesome band.

about 85% of the list after kobain should be before him.

This is why Rolling Stone sucks....

neverending
09-20-2008, 11:09 PM
Leo Kottke?

John Fahey?

Despare
09-20-2008, 11:33 PM
WTF Jimmy PAGE IS at 9!!!!!!!??????????

John Frusciante is a cool ass guitar player just about everything he does is awesome RHCP awesome band.

about 85% of the list after kobain should be before him.

This is why Rolling Stone sucks....

I'm just happy they did an article relating to music, I was beginning to think they were JUST a political rag now.

CrimsonFiend138
09-27-2008, 09:24 PM
I don't even get it anymore. I liked it for dates sometimes but most of it sucked.

JohnnySin
10-14-2008, 11:00 PM
I dont see Ace Frehley, but its no surprise, Rolling stone has had in for kiss since day one! They compared kiss music to Buffalo farts and in one review of their 1987 video kiss exposed they called kiss " filthy rich sexist slobs and corporate capitalist rock at its worst!

Posher778
10-15-2008, 05:18 AM
about 85% of the list after kobain should be before him.




Gotta disagree with you there. I think Cobain is well deserved. At least style wise.

massacre man
10-15-2008, 05:29 AM
I dont see Ace Frehley, but its no surprise, Rolling stone has had in for kiss since day one! They compared kiss music to Buffalo farts and in one review of their 1987 video kiss exposed they called kiss " filthy rich sexist slobs and corporate capitalist rock at its worst!

Have you ever heard a buffalo fart? How do you know if that's a bad thing?

Posher778
10-15-2008, 05:32 AM
Have you ever heard a buffalo fart? How do you know if that's a bad thing?

No but i've heard you speak. Can't be much different...











:D

The Flayed One
10-19-2008, 08:39 AM
Wow. Most of my favorites aren't even on there:(

George Lynch
Jake E. Lee
Marty Friedman
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith

Elvis_Christ
10-19-2008, 06:36 PM
! They compared kiss music to Buffalo farts and in one review of their 1987 video kiss exposed they called kiss " filthy rich sexist slobs and corporate capitalist rock at its worst!

They were pretty much dead on with that remark. Kiss were average as fuck by the 80s and were flogging a dead horse. Definitely not the same band that recorded great albums like Hotter Than Hell. But Rolling Stone calling people corporate capitalists is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

CrimsonFiend138
10-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Gotta disagree with you there. I think Cobain is well deserved. At least style wise.

I used to hate Kobain but I can relate to him and I really appreciate him but he's just not that great as compared to ALOT of guitar players on this list. Way to high on the list, maybe like 30-40 not 12.

Elvis_Christ
10-25-2008, 06:17 PM
I'd rather listen to Kurt's shit than a lot of the tech head guitarists.

CrimsonFiend138
10-28-2008, 09:07 PM
I'd rather listen to Kurt's shit than a lot of the tech head guitarists.

I completely agree Elvis-Christ, I'm not much of technical fan myself, I'm saying there are alot of fun guitar players that had better shit than nirvana that are waaay too low.

My friend got some kind of tin box-set of nirvana and MAN that some punk sounding shit, not the grunge nirvana I always heard. I was pleasantly surpirsed.

fortunato
11-09-2008, 12:27 PM
pretty much your run-of-the-mill rolling stone list.

Pretty boring list, I probably could have accurately guessed 80 or 90 percent of it.

Kirk Hammett sucks. Santana sucks. Ugh. This list is so lame.

Pretty funny how Link Wray, Greg Ginn and D Boon get a mention seeing as they were anti-guitarbullshit.

Link Wray is one of my top 5 favorite guitar players. It's a shame not to see him on here, but you're right.

However, I must say Page was capable of doing some great work.

Posher778
11-10-2008, 05:18 AM
Santana does not suck!

Hendrix and those fucking Allman's suck.

Elvis_Christ
11-10-2008, 04:45 PM
Santana does not suck!

Hendrix and those fucking Allman's suck.

Whatever dude :D

Posher778
11-12-2008, 08:46 AM
Whatever dude :D

Haha, I hate those fuckers! So overrated. Never really did shit.:eek:

freddy69
11-18-2008, 03:49 PM
eddie vanhalen

Skunner
11-18-2008, 04:07 PM
No Dimebag Darrell, Dave Mustaine, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton (I don't think he was on there) and many others makes this list quite unrealistic.

Too many names left unmentioned who deserve to be on there. But then again, maybe it's for the better because half the guitarists listed shouldn't even share the same stage as the legends they left off.

CrimsonFiend138
12-12-2008, 11:45 PM
Whoah my heart almost stopped when I saw SRV but yeah he's on there. But Johnny Ramone at 16??? Give me a fucking break man he shouldn't be anywhere near the top 20.

freddy69
12-20-2008, 03:36 PM
eddie van halen
stevie ray von
kirk hammet
zack wylde
randy roads