News > Top 100 guitarists - Rolling Stone

Added on 31-Aug-2003

Brian May has been named in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarist Poll.He was voted in at No.39 - the full list reads as follows



1 Jimmy Hendrix

2 Duane Allman - Allman Brothers Band

3 B.B. King

4 Eric Clapton

5 Robert Johnson

6 Chuck Berry

7 Stevie Ray Vaughan

8 Ry Cooder

9 Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin

10 Keith Richards - The Rolling Stones

11Kirk Hammett - Metallica

12 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana

13 Jerry Garcia - The Grateful Dead

14 Jeff Beck

15 Carlos Santana

16 Johnny Ramone - The Ramones

17 Jack White - The White Stripes

18 John Frusciante - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

19 Richard Thompson

20 James Burton

21 George Harrison

22 Mike Bloomfield

23 Warren Haynes

24 The Edge of U2

25 Freddie King

26 Tom Morello - Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave

27 Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits

28 Stephen Stills

29 Ron Asheton - The Stooges

30 Buddy Guy

31 Dick Dale

32 John Cipollina - Quicksilver Messenger Service

33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore - Sonic Youth

35 John Fahey

36 Steve Cropper - Booker T and the MG's

37 Bod Diddley

38 Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac

39 Brian May - Queen

40 John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival

41 Clarence White - The Byrds

42 Robert Fripp - King Crimson

43 Eddie Hazel - Funkadelic

44 Scotty Moore

45 Frank Zappa

46 Les Paul

47 T-Bone Walker

48 Joe Perry - Aerosmith

49 John McLaughlin

50 Pete Townshend 51 Paul Kossoff- Free

52 Lou Reed

53 Mickey Baker

54 Jorma Kaukonen - Jefferson Airplane

55 Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple

56 Tom Verlaine - Television

57 Roy Buchanan

58 Dickey Betts

59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien - Radiohead

61 Ike Turner

62 Zoot Horn Rollo - The Magic Band

63 Danny Gatton

64 Mick Ronson

65 Hubert Sumlin

66 Vernon Reid - Living Colour

67 Link Wray

68 Jerry Miller - Moby Grape

69 Steve Howe - Yes

70 Eddie Van Halen

71 Lightnin' Hopkins

72 Joni Mitchell

73 Trey Anastasio - Phish

74 Johnny Winter

75 Adam Jones - Tool

76 Ali Farka Toure

77 Henry Vestine - Canned Heat

78 Robbie Robertson - Tthe Band

79 Cliff Gallup - The Blue Caps (1997)

80 Robert Quine - The Voidoids

81 Derek Trucks

82 David Gilmour - Pink Floyd

83 Neil Young

84 Eddie Cochran

85 Randy Rhoads

86 Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath

87 Joan Jett

88 Dave Davies - The Kinks

89 D. Boon- The Minutemen

90 Glen Buxton - Alice Cooper

91 Robby Krieger - The Doors

92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer - The MC5

94 Bert Jansch

95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine

96 Angus Young - AC/DC

97 Robert Randolph

98 Leigh Stephens - Blue Cheer

99 Greg Ginn - Black Flag

100 Kim Thayil - Soundgarden

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