JIMMY PAGE, JIMI HENDRIX, EDDIE VAN HALEN, STEVE VAI Among 'Chop Shop''s Top Guitarists

Envision Radio Networks' "Chop Shop" guitar show has announced "The Chop Shop's Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time", a newly published list of the all-time greatest guitar players. Program host Steve Black (WRIF-FM) assembled a panel of music industry experts to help choose the list featuring 100 of the most revered guitar players crossing multiple genres. Rock legend Eric Clapton, English rock guitarist Jeff Beck, blues legend Muddy Waters, PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready, and Dave Murray and Adrian Smith of IRON MAIDEN are a few of the highlights on "The Chop Shop's Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time". Each guitarist was graded in nine areas including technical ability, influence on the music industry, songwriting, signature sound, longevity, and four other categories. The complete list with video and judging criteria is available now at www.chopshopradio.com.

"Chop Shop" host Steve Black comments, "I love the complete angle we took with this list, and the depth of the details we used during the grading process." Black continues, "This is the best top 100 list I've ever seen."

The "Chop Shop" and "Chop Shop Classic" feature weekly updates on bands and tours, web exclusive content, and special guests all while playing 10 songs an hour. Both versions are two hours in length and contain two feature interviews as well as the exclusive "Chop Shop Hall of Fame" feature, where such guests as Ted Nugent, Brian May, Leslie West, and hundreds others pay tribute to guitar legends Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Slash and more.

"The Chop Shop's Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time":

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01. Jimmy Page 87.94
02. Jimi Hendrix 84.92
03. Eddie Van Halen 84.81
04. David Gilmour 82.72
05. Keith Richards 82.48
06. Pete Townshend 80.66
07. Steve Vai 79.74
08. Les Paul 78.61
09. Angus Young 78.56
10. Jeff Beck 77.77
11. Stevie Ray Vaughan 75.86
12. Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) 74.67
13. Eric Clapton 74.62
14. James Hetfield (METALLICA) 73.62
15. Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE 72.61
16. Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) 71.60
17. Frank Zappa 71.57
18. George Harrison 71.49
19. Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE) 70.89
20. Ted Nugent 70.83
21. Dave Murray/Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) 70.72
22. Carlos Santana 70.44
23. Steve Lukather (TOTO) 70.41
24. Joe Satriani 69.71
25. Chuck Berry 69.53
26. Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) 69.48
27. Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE) 68.73
28. Brian May (QUEEN) 67.57
29. Alex Lifeson (RUSH) 67.51
30. Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP) 67.45
31. Malcolm Young (AC/DC) 66.56
32. Joe Perry (AEROSMITH) 65.60
33. Joe Walsh (EAGLES, JAMES GANG) 63.44
34. B.B. King 63.30
35. Kurt Cobain (NIRVANA) 63.17
36. Dimebag Darrell Abbott (PANTERA) 62.55
37. Neal Schon (JOURNEY) 62.45
38. John Lennon 62.44
39. Mark Knopfler (DIRE STRAITS) 62.43
40. Dickey Betts (ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND) 60.47
41. Tom Scholz (BOSTON) 60.42
41. Robby Krieger (DOORS) 60.42
43. Buddy Guy 60.38
44. Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) 60.37
45. The Edge (U2) 60.34
46. Gary Rossington/Allen Collins (LYNYRD SKYNYRD) 59.49
47. Glenn Tipton/K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST) 58.64
48. Peter Frampton 58.59
49. Mick Mars (MÖTLEY CRÜE) 58.34
50. Steve Howe (YES, ASIA) 57.36
51. John Frusciante (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) 55.46
52. Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH) 55.45
53. Scotty Moore (ELVIS PRESLEY, RICK NELSON) 55.35
54. Rik Emmett (TRIUMPH) 54.58
55. Yngwie Malmsteen 54.56
56. Leslie West (MOUNTAIN) 54.50
57. Dean DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) 54.46
58. Ace Frehley (KISS) 54.38
59. Bo Diddley 54.37
60. Muddy Waters 54.36
61. John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) 53.63
62. Gary Moore (THIN LIZZY) 53.55
63. Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG, RACER X) 53.51
64. George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) 53.41
65. Adam Jones (TOOL) 53.20
66. Robin Trower 52.62
67. Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG) 52.52
67. Johnny Winter 52.52
69. Michael Hedges 52.40
70. Robert Johnson 52.36
71. Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) 52.34
72. Warren DiMartini (RATT) 51.49
73. Dave Davies (THE KINKS) 51.36
74. Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) 50.52
75. Mark Tremonti (CREED, ALTER BRIDGE) 50.40
76. Dan Donegan (DISTURBED) 50.39
77. Warren Haynes (ALLMAN BROTHERS, GOVT. MULE) 50.36
77. Matthias Jabbs (SCORPIONS) 50.36
79. Freddie King 50.33
80. Chris DeGarmo/Michael Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE) 50.28
81. Neil Young 50.23
81. Steve Cropper 50.23
83. Frank Marino (MAHOGANY RUSH) 49.51
84. Ty Tabor (KING'S X) 49.46
85. Eric Johnson 49.44
86. Mike McCready (PEARL JAM) 49.34
87. Steve Miller 49.33
88. John Fogerty 49.26
89. John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) 49.20
90. Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) 48.41
91. Dick Wagner (ALICE COOPER) 48.40
91. Kim Thayil (SOUNDGARDEN) 48.40
93. Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) 48.28
94. Glen Buxton (ALICE COOPER) 47.55
95. Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK) 47.44
96. Rod Price (FOGHAT) 47.41
97. Frank Hannon (TESLA) 47.38
97. Buckethead (GUNS N' ROSES) 47.38
99. Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) 47.36
100. Trevor Rabin (YES) 47.36

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