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    Default Top 100 guitarists....you be the judge.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/features...n.asp?pid=1924

    This list is a joke. They got a few guys right, but I will leave it to you fellas to tell me what they got wrong, and who was left out. I have my own opinions about it, and I will keep it to myself at this time. But I want to see what everyone else thinks about this pile of monkey toss.
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    That was hilarious.

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    I think they must've put the list together based on their favorite bands/players/songs rather than some objective criteria. Give morons a little power and this is what you get.

    Of course, readers are probably biased against bands/players they don't like.
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    I think it's a good list. Maybe not in the order that I would have put them in, but a damn good list.

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    Default Are they on crack?

    Whats wrong with this picture?

    12. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

    70. Eddie Van Halen

    96. Angus Young of AC/DC

    You have got to be kidding me! Cobain at #12 and these guys all the way down the list.

    F-ed up list all around!
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    Agree... order is popularity (and youth) weighted... SRV at #7???

    Was pleasantly surprised to see Dick Dale on the list.

    Omissions.... Peter Frampton comes to mind....
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    Default Re: Are they on crack?

    Originally posted by john d. strong
    Whats wrong with this picture?

    12. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

    70. Eddie Van Halen

    96. Angus Young of AC/DC

    You have got to be kidding me! Cobain at #12 and these guys all the way down the list.

    F-ed up list all around!
    Agreed. EVH and Angus should be in the top 10-15 at the very least. Eddie reinvented (IMO) the way the guitar was played, now everyone does it. His politics and ego destroyed one of the greatest American bands not once but twice (I don't count the 3rd)
    Overall, a lot of great guitarists, just WAY out of order. Still trying to figure out how Joan Jett and Joni Mitchell ended up on the list. Nothing against female guitarists, Nancy Wilson should be on there.
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    2 quick looks - didn't see Al Di Meola.
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    Some good names, but a ****ed up list for sure.

    Is this list a bit, or for real? I suck, and I can play better than 1/3rd of the list.

    Lots of omissions, how about Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Big Dick Sambora, Charlie Byrd, Muddy Waters, Tim Reynolds...etc etc etc.

    Joan Effin Jett? Are you kidding me? Great tunes, but nothing to write home to mom about - guitar wise.

    What a crock.

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    Yeah, I'd have put EVH much higher and included Joe Satriani....That man really rocks. Not so sure Hendrix is number one any more. Steve Vai... Stevie Ray should have at least been 3

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    Aha,

    Glad people caught the EVH and Angus tragedy. And Cobain at 12 is a sham. He did nothing on guiotar worth noting. Remember when Van Halen 1 came out, and people were like "what the freak was that?" Ediie should be a top 25 guitarist minimum. Having Les paul near 50 was a damn shame. The only thing they may have had right was Hendrix.

    Oh yeah glad to see someone else caught the Joan Jett, & Mitchell got on the list. Especially Mitchell. If you have her on it then where is Simon and Garfunkel?
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    Oh yeah two others that befuddled me.....Jonny Ramon at 16???WTF???

    And Jack White of the White stripes at 17??? Are you effing kidding me?? I am sorry but you place these tool's over the likes of Gilmore and Howe. I just do not get it.
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    What about Eric Johnson?? Too young and long forgotten?

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    Just went back through again and no Rory Gallagher, no Alvin Lee, no Pat Travers and no, (ohmygod) JOE WALSH!

    Well, guess it's as good as any Playboy music poll... :)
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    This just confirms how worthless Rolling Stone magazine is. Some kid from some worthless band called White Stripes. I've heard their music. OH MAN....TOTAL TRASH! Horrible!

    I never read it and will continue to not read it. It's bad enough I clicked the link to their site.

    They did me in years back when they had a poll on the most overrated albums of all time. They put Pink Floyd The Wall in the top 10.
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    Any list of best guitarists that includes Joan Jett and doesn't
    include Chet Atkins is a joke. I'd also put Stevie Ray Vaughan
    at #2.
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    Steve Stevens Billy Idol's guitarist.. no where on the list.

    this is effed up bad..
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    It sure looks like they effin picked names out of a hat with a hole in it!
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    BTW it might be fun to see what the responses to this will be in the Letters section of the next issue.;)

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    Oh man. Jerry Garcia at 13? Top 100...maybe, but top twenty?
    What else - Mark Knopfler at 27 (much too low IMO)
    Joni Mitchell and Joan Jett - Their names must have crossed over from some other list on the writer's hard drive.

    Some omissions worth noting -
    Michael Hedges
    Al Di Meola
    Leo Kottke
    Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
    Neil Schon (Journey - can't rember how to spell it)
    Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    Adrian Bellew

    Oy.

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    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish

    I wonder if these guys have ever heard Phish? The guy is sick.

    This is the worst-ordered list I've ever seen.

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    Default What!!!!!!!!!

    Rolling Stone once again proving why thier idiots.
    My top five.....

    1. Jimi Hendrix, the God himself, it's by his guitar playing all others are judged even his idols, Buddy Guy, BB, John Lee, Eric-- **** just about anybody from that time to now say that they can't even begin to touch his ****.

    2. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi's white son, the ONLY guitar player who not only heard Jimi, felt Jimi but could play Jimi as if Jimi was playing through him. Don't agree, then go pick up a version of Stevie playing Jimi's Lil' Wing and Voodoo Chile.

    3. Buddy Guy, for more then 50 years, is still playing, still teaching and is and always will be a guitar God. In 1990, in his club in the south side of Chicago, Eric Clapton and SRV sat at his feet playing while looking like little kids who heard a guitar for the first time. In the more then 10 years of Legends doors being open, all most every well known guitar player has gone there to play with Buddy. There is no one who can touch his style.

    4.Tony Iommi, with out his power cords there would be no heavy metal, every metal guitar player knows who thier grand father is.

    5. A toss up between Eric Clapton or Jimi Page.

    Look guys, it's these guitarist's music that has every guitar player trying so hard and inspiring a world full of wannabes.

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    I would have to have put Mark Knopler higher for sure. Where were Wes Montgomery, Prince, and George Benson and Earl Klugh. They could beat half of the people on that list.

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    Exclamation WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With a list like that, they might as well have said that Micheal Jackson was the "greatest heavy metalist of all time". half of these guys "suck balls".:D Psssssst..... Hey, Rolling Stone.... come here, step into my office. CUZ YOU'RE EFFFFIN FIRED!
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    Default 100 best ROCK guitarists, MAYBE???

    Shows how useless and idiotic RS is.

    I agree that any list w/o Chet Atkins is F'd. He invented a style all his own.

    Also, any list w/e Joe Pass in the top 10 is F'd.
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