Top Heavy Metal Musicians Select Favorite Guitarists Of All Time

Thiago Sarkis of Roadie Crew magazine (web site) organized a poll in which 330 guitarists were asked about their favorite guitarists of all time. Among the participants in the poll were current and former members of such bands as GUNS N' ROSES, KISS, MACHINE HEAD, NIGHTWISH, MEGADETH, SCORPIONS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, KING DIAMOND, SEPULTURA, DIO, TWISTED SISTER, KAMELOT and DOWN (see full list below).

The results of the poll published in the new issue of Roadie Crew (#112) are as follows:

01. Jimi Hendrix
02. Eddie Van Halen
03. Yngwie J. Malmsteen
04. Randy Rhoads
05. Ritchie Blackmore
06. Jimmy Page
07. Tony Iommi
08. Steve Vai
09. Jeff Beck
10. Michael Schenker
11. David Gilmour
12. Dimebag Darrell
13. Allan Holdsworth
14. Uli Jon Roth
15. Angus Young
16. James Hetfield
17. Brian May
18. Marty Friedman
19. Joe Satriani
20. Jason Becker
21. Gary Moore
22. Paul Gilbert
23. Eric Clapton
24. Al Di Meola
25. Zakk Wylde
26. John McLaughlin
27. John Petrucci
28. Adrian Smith
29. Steve Morse
30. Stevie Ray Vaughan
31. Slash
32. Kirk Hammett
33. Robert Fripp
34. Alex Lifeson
35. Chuck Schuldiner
36. Ace Frehley
37. George Lynch
38. Dave Murray
39. Glenn Tipton
40. Neal Schon
41. Eric Johnson
42. Trey Azagthoth
43. K.K. Downing
44. Andy LaRocque
45. Malcolm Young
46. Django Reinhardt
47. Jeff Loomis
48. Steve Lukather
49. John Sykes
50. Denis "Piggy" D'Amour

Current and former members of the following bands participated in the poll:

ADAGIO
AFTER FOREVER
AGENT STEEL
ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY
ALICE COOPER
AMON AMARTH
AMORPHIS
A.N.I.M.A.L.
ANCIENT RITES
ANGRA
ANTHRAX
ARCH ENEMY
ARCTURUS
ARTILLERY
AS I LAY DYING
ASTRAL DOORS
AT THE GATES
ATHEIST
AUGUST BURNS RED
AYREON
BATTLELORE
BEHEMOTH
BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLEAK
BLOTTED SCIENCE
BLUE CHEER
BLUE YSTER CULT
BONFIRE
BORN FROM PAIN
BRAINSTORM
BRUJERIA
CACOPHONY
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CARCASS
CATHEDRAL
CELLADOR
CELTIC FROST
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CHTHONIC
CINDERELLA
CIRCUS MAXIMUS
CITY BOY
CLAWFINGER
CONCERTO MOON
CONVERGE
COSMOSQUAD
CRIMINAL
CRUCIFIED BARBARA
CRYPTOPSY
CYNIC
DAGOBA
DARK ANGEL
DARK TRANQUILLITY
DARKTHRONE
DEADSOUL TRIBE
DEICIDE
DIO
DIVINE HERESY
DOWN
DR. SIN
DRAGONFORCE
DREAM EVIL
DRY KILL LOGIC
DYSRHYTHMIA
ECHOLYN
ELF
ELVENKING
EPICA
EUROPE
EVANESCENCE
EVERGREY
EVERY TIME I DIE
EXODUS
EYEHATEGOD
FAIR WARNING
FAITH NO MORE
FATES WARNING
FEAR FACTORY
FEINSTEIN
FIREBALL MINISTRY
FIREHOUSE
FOCUS
FOGHAT
FORBIDDEN
FOZZY
FRAMESHIFT
FREAK KITCHEN
FREEDOM CALL
GAMMA RAY
GENESIS
GILLAN
GIRLSCHOOL
GMT
GOJIRA
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
GUNS N' ROSES
JAG PANZER
JORN
HADES
HALFORD
HANOI ROCKS
HEART
HEATHEN
HELLOWEEN
HELSTAR
HOLYHELL
ICED EARTH
IMPERIA
IRON MASK
KAMELOT
KING CRIMSON
KING DIAMOND
KING'S X
KISS
KREATOR
KRISIUN
KROKUS
LABYRINTH
LACUNA COIL
LANFEAR
LEATHERWOLF
LIFE OF AGONY
LION'S SHARE
LIVING COLOUR
LIZZY BORDEN
MACHINE HEAD
MAJESTY
MANOWAR
MANTICORA
MARDUK
MARILLION
MARTYR
MEAT LOAF
MELDRUM
MELIAH RAGE
MEGADETH
MERCYFUL FATE
MICK JAGGER
MINISTRY
MNEMIC
MORTIFICATION
NAZARETH
NEMESEA
NEVERMORE
NIGHTWISH
NILE
NORMA JEAN
NOVEMBERS DOOM
OBITUARY
OPETH
OZZY OSBOURNE
PARADISE LOST
PENDRAGON
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
PROTOTYPE
PYRAMAZE
REDEMPTION
REIGN OF TERROR
SACRED STEEL
SAVATAGE
SCAR SYMMETRY
SCORPIONS
SEBASTIAN BACH
SECRET SPHERE
SEPULTURA
SEVEN WITCHES
SHADOW GALLERY
SIEGES EVEN
SIR LORD BALTIMORE
SONATA ARCTICA
SOULFLY
SPASTIC INK
SPIRAL ARCHITECT
SPOCK'S BEARD
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
STRATOVARIUS
STREETS
STUCK MOJO
SYMPHONY X
SYMPHORCE
TANK
TEN YEARS AFTER
TESTAMENT
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
THE HAUNTED
THE OLD DEAD TREE
THE RED CHORD
THERION
THUNDERSTONE
TOTO
TOURNIQUET
TRIUMPH
THIN LIZZY
THUNDER
TWISTED SISTER
UNEARTH
UNLEASHED
URIAH HEEP
VANISHING POINT
VENOM
VENTURIA
VICIOUS RUMORS
VISION DIVINE
WARRANT
WATCHTOWER
WISHBONE ASH
WITCHERY
WOLVERINE
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
YES

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