“Rolling Stone” has put out a list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists, which was compiled with input from, quote, “a panel of top guitarists and other experts.”

Some of the voters included:  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Corgan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Melissa Etheridge[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Morello[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Santana[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Metallica[/lastfm]’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kirk Hammett[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Motley Crue[/lastfm]’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Mars[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm]’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brian May[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aerosmith[/lastfm]’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Perry[/lastfm][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Van Halen[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Walsh[/lastfm].

In the end, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]JIMI HENDRIX[/lastfm] was named THE greatest guitarist.  Here’s the Top 20:

1.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm]

2.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton[/lastfm]

3.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmy Page[/lastfm]

4.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Richards[/lastfm]

5.) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Jeff Beck[/lastfm]

6.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]B.B. King[/lastfm]

7.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chuck Berry[/lastfm]

8.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Van Halen[/lastfm]

9.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Duane Allman[/lastfm]

10.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pete Townshend[/lastfm]

11.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm]

12.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Ray Vaughan[/lastfm]

13.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Albert King[/lastfm]

14.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Gilmour[/lastfm]

15.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freddy King[/lastfm]

16.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Derek Trucks[/lastfm]

17.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Young[/lastfm]

18.)  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Les Paul[/lastfm]

19.) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] James Burton[/lastfm]

20.) [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Carlos Santana[/lastfm]

You can find the complete list, along with the names of the expert voters at RollingStone.com.

Some names that were omitted from the Top 100 include:  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Satriani[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Schenker[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alvin Lee[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Howe[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Fogerty[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jorma Kaukonen[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brian Setzer[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Buck Dharma[/lastfm] of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blue Oyster Cult[/lastfm]. ~JZ.


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