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Famous Guitarists from Hollywood

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Hollywood, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Hollywood are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Hollywood guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

Examples of items on this list: Lowell George, Daron Malakian and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Hollywood?" and "Who are famous Hollywood guitarists?"
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    Daron Malakian

    Daron Vartan Malakian (born July 18, 1975) is an Armenian-American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist, songwriter and second vocalist of the metal band System of a Down and as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the band Scars on Broadway. Daron Malakian is known for his distinctive playing and is ranked 14th in Loudwire's list of Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time and number 11 in MusicRadar's poll, The 20 Greatest Metal Guitarists Ever. He is placed 30th in Guitar World's list of The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Joe Trohman
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    Joseph Mark Trohman (born September 1, 1984) is an American guitarist, singer, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the American rock band Fall Out Boy, as well as the lead and rhythm guitarist for a heavy metal supergroup The Damned Things. Fall Out Boy began as Trohman and Pete Wentz's side project from the hardcore punk scene they were involved with, and the band has scored four number one albums on the US Billboard 200. With Damned Things on hiatus, Trohman and Josh Newton formed With Knives and the duo released their debut EP Schadenfreude in April 2012 with Trohman on lead vocals and guitar. It was released through Son Of Man, the label...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Nigel John Taylor (born 20 June 1960) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of new wave band Duran Duran. Duran Duran was one of the most popular bands in the world during the 1980s due in part to their revolutionary music videos which played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV. Taylor played with Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 until 1997, when he left to pursue a solo recording and film career. He recorded a dozen solo releases (albums, EPs, and video projects) through his private record label B5 Records over the next four years, had a lead role in the movie Sugar Town, and made appearances...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America, England
    • Birthplace: Solihull, United Kingdom

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  • Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, who was the primary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Little Feat....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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