1 Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, MD.45)
2 John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
3 Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
4 Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
5 Dimebag (Pantera)
6 Tony Iomi (Black Sabbath)
7 Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)
8 James Hetfield (Metallica)
9 Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth)
10 Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Voodoocult)
11 Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)
12 Pat Obrien (Cannibal Corpse)
13 Alex Skolnick (Testament)
14 Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Eyewitness, Death, Millennium, Iced Earth)
15 Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
16 Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave)
17 Ihsahn ( Vegard Sverre Tveitan) (Emperor, Embryonic, Thou Shalt Suffer)
18 Kerry King (Slayer)
19 Mick Thomson (Slipknot)
20 Herman Li (Dragonforce)
21 Alex Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
22 Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
23 Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
24 Samoth (Tomas Haugen) (Emperor, Zyklon)
25 Glen Tipton (Judas Priest)
26 Marty Friedman (Solo, Megadeth)
27 James Murphy (Death, Testament)
28 Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggers)
29 K.K Downing (Judas Priest)
30 Marten Hagstrom (Meshuggah)
31 Alex Auburn (Cryptopsy)
32 Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink)
33 Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon)
34 Bjorn Gelotte (In Flames)
35 Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse)
36 Eric Peterson (Testament)
37 Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions)
38 Jeff Loomis (Nevermore
39 Fredrik Akesson (Opeth, Krux)
40 Andres Bjorler (The Haunted)
41 Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
42 Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker group)
43 Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy)
44 Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kieltyka (Decapitated, Lux Occulta)
45 Jensen (Patrik Jensen) (The Haunted)
46 Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation)
47 Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
48 Kai Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray)
49 Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
50 Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad)
51 James Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
52 Karl Sanders (Nile)
53 Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
54 Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall)
55 Gary Holt (Exodus)
56 Rand Burkey (Atheist)
57 Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
58 Scott Ian (Anthrax)
59 Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)
60 Andy La Rocque (King Diamond)
61 Martin Larsson (House Of Usher, At The Gates)
62 Chris Degarmo (Queensryche)
63 Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquility)
64 Andre Olbrich (Blind Guardian)
65 Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth)
66 Synyster Gates ( Brian Haner JR.) (Avenged Sevenfold)
67 Matt Heafy (Trivium)
68 Piotr Wiwczarek (Vader)
69 Dallas Toler-Wade (Nile)
70 Jason Mendonca (Akercocke)
71 Jesse Pintado (Terrorizer, Morbid Angel)
72 Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Ill Nino)
73 Zacky Vengeance (Zachary Baker) (Avenged Sevenfold)
74 Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse, Adrift)
75 Sam Totman (Dragonforce)
76 Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine)
77 Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
78 Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom Of Sorrow)
79 Thomas Fischer (Hellhammer)
80 Janick Gers (Iron Maiden)
81 Dan Spitz (Anthrax)
82 Chris Poland (Megadeth, Damn the Machine)
83 Dave Suzuki (Vital Remains, Deicide)
84 Michael Weikath (Helloween)
85 Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
86 ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke (Fastway, Motorhead)
87 Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond)
88 Stefan Elmgren (Hammerfall)
89 Galder (Thomas Rune Andersen) (Old Man’s Child, Dimmu Borgir)
90 Paul Allender (Cradle Of Filth)
91 Paul Masvidal (Cynic)
92 Mantas (Jeff Dunn) (Venom)
93 Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
94 Dan Swano (Solo, Various Artists)
95 Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
96 Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
97 Jim Martin (EZ Street, Faith No More)
98 Matt Wilcock (Akercocke, The Berzerker)
99 Peter Lindgren (Opeth)
100 Euronymous (Oystein Arseth) (Mayhem)

此人写了很多best seller的关于金属的书籍,这个list是来自他的书《100 greatest metal guitarists》,大家可以看看,应该挺有意思的!


How did it feel to be No. 1 in Joel McIver’s recent book, “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists“?
It was especially sweet when I found out that Joel has written books on Metallica. I looked at my copy of the book — I wasn’t on the cover or the back. I figured I’d be somewhere like No. 69. So I thumbed through it; it’s a really comprehensive, good book. I got to No. 50 and I thought, “Am I in here?” I’d been told that I was, but not which position. So I got No. 16 and I saw Hetfield. I thought, “Wow,” because I respect James. I’m a better lead player than he is, but he’s one of the three best rhythm players in the world.

The other two being?
Malcolm Young [of AC/DC] and myself. Malcolm kept it basic but brought a whole new style of rhythm playing to the world. So I got to the Top 10… I still wasn’t in there. Every page I turned, I became more excited. I get to No. 5 and it’s Kirk [Hammett], and I thought, “Thank you, God.” At that point it didn’t matter [which position I was]. To be better than both of them [Hetfield and Hammett] meant so much — it’s been one of the pet peeves of my career and I’ve never known how to deal with it. I didn’t realize that it has had so much bearing upon my life. Then I got to No. 2 and it was John Petrucci [of Dream Theater] and I froze. I was No. 1. What made it better still is that the guy wrote: “This isn’t about Dave as a person because he’s been a cock” — [interjects with a bray of laughter] — “These four pages are about his guitar playing, which is the best. There are people who are better at one thing that Mustaine does, and others that are better than another, but no-one who’s as good at everything.” All I thought was… I win!