Out of the top 100 list that rolling stone provided I would say Eddie Van Halen as a combination of having the outright ability/talent/chops to play just about anything and being influential and revolutionizing how to play guitar. But how do you not have guys like Vai and Satriani or Malmsteen. Not even one of these guys? Richards at 4 doesn't make sense to me but the rest of the top 10 O.K. But yeah SRV should be higher.
But the list is somewhat pathetic. But if you actually go on the website and see who Rolling stone had picking the list you see musicians from bands like Blink 182 and Weezer.
When I look at this list is see lots of songwriting ability as opposed to playing guitar for many of the individuals.
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