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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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    #6 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

    #14 on the original list
    Kirk Hammett & James Hetfield

  7. 7

    #18 on the original list
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  8. 8

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

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  9. 9

    #15 on the original list
    Angus & Malcolm Young

  10. 10

    #23 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  11. 11

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

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  12. 12

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

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  13. 13

    #103 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

    #44 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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  17. 17

    #8 on the original list
    Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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  18. 18

    #65 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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  19. 19

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

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  20. 20

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

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  21. 21

    #43 on the original list
    Joe Perry & Brad Whitford

  22. 22

    #7 on the original list
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Neo-Medieval music

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  23. 23

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

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  24. 24

    #16 on the original list
    Dave Murray & Adrian Smith

  25. 25

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

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  27. 27

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

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  28. 28

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

  29. 29

    #39 on the original list
    Ace Frehley & Paul Stanley

  30. 30

    #36 on the original list
    Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman

  31. 31

    #9 on the original list
    Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman

  32. 32

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

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  34. 34

    #42 on the original list
    Rock music, Pop rock, Merseybeat

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  35. 35

    #34 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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  36. 36

    #56 on the original list
    Rock music, Acoustic music, Heavy metal

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  37. 37

    #31 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

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  38. 38

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

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  40. 40

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

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  41. 41

    #126 on the original list
    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Rock music

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  42. 42

    #136 on the original list
    Tom G. Warrior

  43. 43

    #66 on the original list
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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  44. 44

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

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  45. 45

    #55 on the original list
    Chris Degarmo & Michael Wilton

  46. 46

    #53 on the original list
    Phil Collen & Steve Clarke

  47. 47

    #183 on the original list
    Marten Hagstrom & Fredrik Thorndendal

  48. 48

    #59 on the original list
    Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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  49. 49

    #166 on the original list
    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Black metal

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  50. 50

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

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