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Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

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These are some of the greatest guitar players metal,etc ever.
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    #8 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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  2. 2

    #4 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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  3. 3

    #2 on the original list
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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  4. 4

    #3 on the original list
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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  5. 5

    #13 on the original list
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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  6. 6
    Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #12 on the original list
    Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield

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    Brian May is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #17 on the original list
    Brian May Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

  8. 8

    #15 on the original list
    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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  9. 9
    Angus & Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #14 on the original list
    Angus & Malcolm Young

  10. 10
    Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #24 on the original list
    Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Randy Rhoads is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #1 on the original list
    Randy Rhoads Glam metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

  12. 12

    #9 on the original list
    Glam metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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  13. 13

    #102 on the original list
    Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Rock music

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  14. 14

    #5 on the original list
    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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  15. 15

    #42 on the original list
    Glam metal, Rock music, Funk metal The king of funk metal

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  16. 16

    #25 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    Steve Vai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #7 on the original list
    Steve Vai Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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    Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #68 on the original list
    Keith Richards Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    John Petrucci is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #22 on the original list
    John Petrucci Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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    Alex Lifeson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #21 on the original list
    Alex Lifeson Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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    Joe Perry & Brad Whitford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #45 on the original list
    Joe Perry & Brad Whitford

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    Ritchie Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #6 on the original list
    Ritchie Blackmore Rock music, Heavy metal, Neo-Medieval music

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    #18 on the original list
    Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

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    Dave Murray & Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #16 on the original list
    Dave Murray & Adrian Smith

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    #26 on the original list
    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    #31 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Glen Tipton & K.K. Downing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #11 on the original list
    Glen Tipton & K.K. Downing

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    Ace Frehley & Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #40 on the original list
    Ace Frehley & Paul Stanley

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    Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #35 on the original list
    Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman

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    Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #10 on the original list
    Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman

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    #32 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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    Nigel Tufnel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
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    #43 on the original list
    Rock music, Pop rock, Merseybeat

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    Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #36 on the original list
    Carlos Santana Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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    Tom Morello is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #59 on the original list
    Tom Morello Rock music, Acoustic music, Heavy metal

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    Paul Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #33 on the original list
    Paul Gilbert Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

  38. 38

    #29 on the original list
    Glam metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Blues-rock

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  39. 39
    Head & Munky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
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    Kim Thayil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #110 on the original list
    Kim Thayil Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Daron Malakian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #127 on the original list
    Daron Malakian Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Tom G. Warrior is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #128 on the original list
    Tom G. Warrior

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    Scott Ian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #67 on the original list
    Scott Ian Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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    #34 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Chris Degarmo & Michael Wilton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #57 on the original list
    Chris Degarmo & Michael Wilton

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    Phil Collen & Steve Clarke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #47 on the original list
    Phil Collen & Steve Clarke

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    Marten Hagstrom & Fredrik Thor... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #184 on the original list
    Marten Hagstrom & Fredrik Thorndendal

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    Jerry Cantrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Guitar World's 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

    #61 on the original list
    Jerry Cantrell Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

  49. 49
    Jeff

    #165 on the original list
    Jeff "Mantas" Dunn Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Black metal

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    #37 on the original list
    Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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