Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 is not that unanimous. So, before affirming that this G3 as a dream coming true to most of the guitarists, I thought it would be great to hear from them which artists they would like to see on the G3 and sharing the stage with themselves. And then came the question: 'If you could start a project like the G3... besides you, mention two guitarists that you would like to share the stage with.'

"There were no limits to this question. I wanted to have the opinion of the musicians and not of the guitarist of a style. It doesn't matter if the artist plays instrumental guitar, melodic, thrash, power, traditional, death, black metal, stoner rock, whatever... if he/she was a shredder or not. This was not about styles or skills.. at least, not only. This is about tastes and you will find some very interesting line-ups, unexpected G3s, and some different looks concerning the guitar celebration."

Among the guitarists that took part in this "survey" were following:

Alan Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD)
Alan Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL)
Aldo Lonobile (SECRET SPHERE)
Alex Masi (MASI)
Alex Skolnick (ex-TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE)
Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND, ex-DEATH, ILLWILL)
Andy Sneap (SABBAT)
Andy Timmons (ex-DANGER DANGER)
Arjen Lucassen (AYREON, STAR ONE)
Conny Bloom (ELECTRIC BOYS, SILVER GINGER)
Curran Murphy (ANNIHILATOR, NEVERMORE)
Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, BLOODBATH)
Darrell Roberts (W.A.S.P.)
David T. Chastain (CHASTAIN)
Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL)
Erik Turner (WARRANT)
Erol Unala (CELTIC FROST, APPOLYON SUN)
Fredrik Mannberg (NOCTURNAL RITES)
Gunther Theys (ANCIENT RITES)
Gus G. (FIREWIND, DREAM EVIL)
Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN, GRAHAM BONNET)
Hugo Mariutti (SHAMAN)
Jari Kuusisto (CARNAL FORGE)
Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE)
Jeff Worley (JACKYL)
Jennifer Batten (JEFF BECK, ex-MICHAEL JACKSON)
Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR)
Jonas Björler (THE HAUNTED)
Josh Christian (TOXIK)
Josephine "Jojo" Draven (PHANTOM BLUE)
J. Puolakanaho (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW)
Kasper Damgaard (CORNERSTONE, MIKE TRAMP)
Keith Fay (CRUACHAN)
Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA)
Kurdt Vanderhoof (METAL CHURCH)
Lanvall (EDENBRIDGE)
Lord Heikkinen (SOULGRIND, GLOOMY GRIM)
Luca Turilli (RHAPSODY)
Marcel Jacob (TALISMAN, HUMANIMAL)
Mark Jansen (EPICA, ex-AFTER FOREVER)
Marko Tervonen (THE CROWN)
Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS)
Michael Romeo (SYMPHONY X)
Mikael Nordin (WITHIN Y)
Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (MNEMIC)
Nicklas Magnusson (DRAGONLAND)
Olaf Lenk (AT VANCE)
Olli-Pekka Törrö (ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW, FOR MY PAIN)
Olof Mörck (DRAGONLAND)
Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING)
Paul Gilbert (Solo, RACER X, ex-MR. BIG)
Paul Nelson (LIEGE LORD, JOHNNY WINTER)
Rafael Bittencourt (ANGRA)
Richard Ebisch (OCCULT)
Rick Renstrom (LEASH LAW, ROB ROCK)
Roger Staffelbach (ARTENSION)
Ronnie LeTekro (TNT)
Ty Tabor (KING'S X)
Victor Smolski (RAGE)
Wino (PROBOT, THE OBSSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, ST. VITUS)

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