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    Posted: June 09 2010 at 19:39
Did some one saw this? This top 50 makes no sense:
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
3. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
4. Eric Clapton (Cream, Derek and the Dominos)
5. Chuck Berry
6. Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group)
7. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
8. Chet Atkins
9. Robert Johnson
10. Pete Townshend (The Who)
11. George Harrison (The Beatles)
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan
13. Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs)
14. Prince
15. Steve Cropper (Booker T. & The MGs)
16. Mike Bloomfield (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan)
17. B.B. King
18. Wes Montgomery
19. Mick Ronson (David Bowie, Ian Hunter)
20. Django Reinhardt
21. Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
22. Les Paul
23. The Edge (U2)
24. Ron Asheton (The Stooges)
25. Angus Young (AC/DC)
26. Neil Young
27. Danny Gatton
28. Ed O'Brien/Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
29. Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers, Derek and the Dominos)
30. Roy Buchanan
31. Bo Diddley
32. Ry Cooder
33. Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley)
34. Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver)
35. Buddy Guy
36. Charlie Christian
37. Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
38. Lou Reed (Velvet Underground)
39. Frank Zappa
40. Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
41. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
42. Richard Thompson
43. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
44. Rory Gallagher (Taste)
45. Clarence White (The Kentucky Colonels, The Byrds)
46. Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters)
47. Andrés Segovia
48. Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
49. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
50. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
 
Prince in a better position than Zappa and Fripp? Blackmore in last? Kurt Cobain on the list?
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Dude, they never make sense.
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Originally posted by Klogg Klogg wrote:


14. Prince


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whew... THAT is f**king funny! Prince? 14th greatest guitarist ever? You've got to be kidding... Ermm

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Awful list. Eddie Van Halen 7? Angus Young 25? More like 7 000 and 25 000. Prince on the list? Let alone at 14? Kurt Cobain on the list? The Edge on the list?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raredrumd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2010 at 20:26
That is utterly pathetic. I feel like smashing my computer.
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Originally posted by Dorsalia Dorsalia wrote:

Dude, they never make sense.
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It's always been much more of a popularity contest than an actual "greatest" guitarist list.

Don't get me wrong, there are guitarists that deserve their spot on the list, but seriously.  Jack White at spot #13?  What a joke.

Then again, we can't be too critical of this list.  Like I said, it's mostly a popularity contest.  Prog isn't exactly the most popular genre, and as much as we all want Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, and Steve Howe (who I am legitimately surprised isn't on this list) to be in the top numbers, not everyone is a progster.  More people would cry foul if that were to happen than with the current list.

But then again, if people like Jack White, John Frusciante, Kurt Kobain, and The Edge can make this list, where the hell are John Petrucci, Steve Howe, Kirk Hammett, and Alex Lifeson?  Hell, I bet Steve Wilson is a better guitarist than a lot of people on this list.
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Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Klogg Klogg wrote:


14. Prince


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whew... THAT is f**king funny! Prince? 14th greatest guitarist ever? You've got to be kidding... Ermm


Prince is good. He is damn good. One of the best, in fact.
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Originally posted by DT-PT DT-PT wrote:

Awful list. Eddie Van Halen 7? Angus Young 25? More like 7 000 and 25 000. Prince on the list? Let alone at 14? Kurt Cobain on the list? The Edge on the list?


Eddie Van Halen really is a great guitarist and he fully deserves a spot in the top 10.
Other than that, I completely agree with you.

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^ I completely disagree with you...  the ability to tap is ridiculously overrated.  Fripp anywhere near Cobain? Really!?  And, I love Jack White and his style and persona, but for the love of God, 13? They should have definitely swapped White and Fripp!
    
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...And where's Omar?? He's at least better than Angus Young!
    
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At least Robert Fripp is on there, I wouldn't have expected him to be

This list is more or less typical of, say, radio stations or mainstream magazines
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Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Klogg Klogg wrote:


14. Prince


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whew... THAT is f**king funny! Prince? 14th greatest guitarist ever? You've got to be kidding... Ermm


Don't understand why you'd roll your eyes at that.
It sounds like you've never actually heard any decent amount of the stuff Prince has done, because if you actually had you'd know he's actually seriously talented and skilled guitarist.
And that's before you get into the fact he's also a talented producer, a multi-instrumentalist, great singer, arranger and composer.
Put simply, far more talented than most humans will ever be, let alone you, and completely deserving of his spot in the list.


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Originally posted by Petrovsk Mizinski Petrovsk Mizinski wrote:

Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Klogg Klogg wrote:


14. Prince


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Whew... THAT is f**king funny! Prince? 14th greatest guitarist ever? You've got to be kidding... Ermm


Don't understand why you'd roll your eyes at that.
It sounds like you've never actually heard any decent amount of the stuff Prince has done, because if you actually had you'd know he's actually seriously talented and skilled guitarist.
And that's before you get into the fact he's also a talented producer, a multi-instrumentalist, great singer, arranger and composer.
Put simply, far more talented than most humans will ever be, let alone you, and completely deserving of his spot in the list.



I wouldn't be one to dismiss Prince.  Just keep in mind that even if you accept the whole list or bemoan the missing ones and some of the included ones, the ranking is basically just a poll result of some sort.


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Replace Prince with Terry Kath.
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No use getting all worked up about this, people. Rolling Stone has been releasing lists like this for every single nook and cranny of rock history for years and years. They are not "questionable", they are not "a bit iffy", they're not even "a popularity contest". The adjective for these lists, my friends, is: "wrong".
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These lists are always very silly. For instance Pete Townsend regarded Leslie West (Mountain) a better guitarist than Hendrix (before the 'great one' passed away).Where is West on that list??
Steve Hackett obviously not good enough because he played in a 'poncy' ex English public school boy band. I'm sure Hackett went to Steve Jones in 1977 for lessons when he realised what he was missing something in his technique (like f*ck he did)
plus any list of top 50 guitarist without Jan Akkerman is plain daft anyway. Why do we always worry about these things?Confused 
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i hate van halen.   why is angus young and prince on there??
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not to mention kurt kobain and john fruciante....Ha!!!!!
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