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Alexi Laiho out of the 50 favorite guitarists of all time list

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by painergrey, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. painergrey

    painergrey Member

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    Hey,

    I was checking the news, and saw this article on Blabbermouth. It's not really new, but there it goes. Alexi Laiho didn't make the cut, BUT HE PARTICIPATED IN THE POLL VOTING FOR HIS 10-FAVORITES OF ALL TIME.

    Top Heavy Metal Musicians Select Favorite Guitarists Of All Time

    Thiago Sarkis of Roadie Crew magazine (web site) organized a poll in which 330 guitarists were asked about their favorite guitarists of all time. Among the participants in the poll were current and former members of such bands as GUNS N' ROSES, KISS, MACHINE HEAD, NIGHTWISH, MEGADETH, SCORPIONS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, KING DIAMOND, SEPULTURA, DIO, TWISTED SISTER, KAMELOT and DOWN (see full list below).

    The results of the poll — published in the new issue of Roadie Crew (#112) — are as follows:

    01. Jimi Hendrix
    02. Eddie Van Halen
    03. Yngwie J. Malmsteen
    04. Randy Rhoads
    05. Ritchie Blackmore
    06. Jimmy Page
    07. Tony Iommi
    08. Steve Vai
    09. Jeff Beck
    10. Michael Schenker
    11. David Gilmour
    12. Dimebag Darrell
    13. Allan Holdsworth
    14. Uli Jon Roth
    15. Angus Young
    16. James Hetfield
    17. Brian May
    18. Marty Friedman
    19. Joe Satriani
    20. Jason Becker
    21. Gary Moore
    22. Paul Gilbert
    23. Eric Clapton
    24. Al Di Meola
    25. Zakk Wylde
    26. John McLaughlin
    27. John Petrucci
    28. Adrian Smith
    29. Steve Morse
    30. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    31. Slash
    32. Kirk Hammett
    33. Robert Fripp
    34. Alex Lifeson
    35. Chuck Schuldiner
    36. Ace Frehley
    37. George Lynch
    38. Dave Murray
    39. Glenn Tipton
    40. Neal Schon
    41. Eric Johnson
    42. Trey Azagthoth
    43. K.K. Downing
    44. Andy LaRocque
    45. Malcolm Young
    46. Django Reinhardt
    47. Jeff Loomis
    48. Steve Lukather
    49. John Sykes
    50. Denis "Piggy" D'Amour

    Current and former members of the following bands participated in the poll:

    ADAGIO
    AFTER FOREVER
    AGENT STEEL
    ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY
    ALICE COOPER
    AMON AMARTH
    AMORPHIS
    A.N.I.M.A.L.
    ANCIENT RITES
    ANGRA
    ANTHRAX
    ARCH ENEMY
    ARCTURUS
    ARTILLERY
    AS I LAY DYING
    ASTRAL DOORS
    AT THE GATES
    ATHEIST
    AUGUST BURNS RED
    AYREON
    BATTLELORE
    BEHEMOTH
    BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS
    BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
    BLEAK
    BLOTTED SCIENCE
    BLUE CHEER
    BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
    BONFIRE
    BORN FROM PAIN
    BRAINSTORM
    BRUJERIA
    CACOPHONY
    CANNIBAL CORPSE
    CARCASS
    CATHEDRAL
    CELLADOR
    CELTIC FROST
    CHILDREN OF BODOM
    CHTHONIC
    CINDERELLA
    CIRCUS MAXIMUS
    CITY BOY
    CLAWFINGER
    CONCERTO MOON
    CONVERGE
    COSMOSQUAD
    CRIMINAL
    CRUCIFIED BARBARA
    CRYPTOPSY
    CYNIC
    DAGOBA
    DARK ANGEL
    DARK TRANQUILLITY
    DARKTHRONE
    DEADSOUL TRIBE
    DEICIDE
    DIO
    DIVINE HERESY
    DOWN
    DR. SIN
    DRAGONFORCE
    DREAM EVIL
    DRY KILL LOGIC
    DYSRHYTHMIA
    ECHOLYN
    ELF
    ELVENKING
    EPICA
    EUROPE
    EVANESCENCE
    EVERGREY
    EVERY TIME I DIE
    EXODUS
    EYEHATEGOD
    FAIR WARNING
    FAITH NO MORE
    FATES WARNING
    FEAR FACTORY
    FEINSTEIN
    FIREBALL MINISTRY
    FIREHOUSE
    FOCUS
    FOGHAT
    FORBIDDEN
    FOZZY
    FRAMESHIFT
    FREAK KITCHEN
    FREEDOM CALL
    GAMMA RAY
    GENESIS
    GILLAN
    GIRLSCHOOL
    GMT
    GOJIRA
    GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
    GUNS N' ROSES
    JAG PANZER
    JORN
    HADES
    HALFORD
    HANOI ROCKS
    HEART
    HEATHEN
    HELLOWEEN
    HELSTAR
    HOLYHELL
    ICED EARTH
    IMPERIA
    IRON MASK
    KAMELOT
    KING CRIMSON
    KING DIAMOND
    KING'S X
    KISS
    KREATOR
    KRISIUN
    KROKUS
    LABYRINTH
    LACUNA COIL
    LANFEAR
    LEATHERWOLF
    LIFE OF AGONY
    LION'S SHARE
    LIVING COLOUR
    LIZZY BORDEN
    MACHINE HEAD
    MAJESTY
    MANOWAR
    MANTICORA
    MARDUK
    MARILLION
    MARTYR
    MEAT LOAF
    MELDRUM
    MELIAH RAGE
    MEGADETH
    MERCYFUL FATE
    MICK JAGGER
    MINISTRY
    MNEMIC
    MORTIFICATION
    NAZARETH
    NEMESEA
    NEVERMORE
    NIGHTWISH
    NILE
    NORMA JEAN
    NOVEMBERS DOOM
    OBITUARY
    OPETH
    OZZY OSBOURNE
    PARADISE LOST
    PENDRAGON
    PRETTY BOY FLOYD
    PROTOTYPE
    PYRAMAZE
    REDEMPTION
    REIGN OF TERROR
    SACRED STEEL
    SAVATAGE
    SCAR SYMMETRY
    SCORPIONS
    SEBASTIAN BACH
    SECRET SPHERE
    SEPULTURA
    SEVEN WITCHES
    SHADOW GALLERY
    SIEGES EVEN
    SIR LORD BALTIMORE
    SONATA ARCTICA
    SOULFLY
    SPASTIC INK
    SPIRAL ARCHITECT
    SPOCK'S BEARD
    STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
    STRATOVARIUS
    STREETS
    STUCK MOJO
    SYMPHONY X
    SYMPHORCE
    TANK
    TEN YEARS AFTER
    TESTAMENT
    THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
    THE HAUNTED
    THE OLD DEAD TREE
    THE RED CHORD
    THERION
    THUNDERSTONE
    TOTO
    TOURNIQUET
    TRIUMPH
    THIN LIZZY
    THUNDER
    TWISTED SISTER
    UNEARTH
    UNLEASHED
    URIAH HEEP
    VANISHING POINT
    VENOM
    VENTURIA
    VICIOUS RUMORS
    VISION DIVINE
    WARRANT
    WATCHTOWER
    WISHBONE ASH
    WITCHERY
    WOLVERINE
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    YES
     
  2. Hate Crew Reaper

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    I can't believe Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman aren't on there.
     
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    innuenDO Pottwahl

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    Before reading this, i thought this list wouldnt be as shit as the other lists are but:
    Says very much.
     
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    DeathUnlimited L3ader of the Rats

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    Marty is 18th!
     
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    And keep in mind it's Favorite Guitarist NOT best !
     
  7. Delanoir

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    Oh, no!

    I can't believe your opinion differs from that of other musicians! :rolleyes:

    Grow up.

    Exactly. There is no such thing as best.
     
  8. painergrey

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    It's about favorites. I would like to see Alexi there, but I must say I've never seen a list as solid as this. All those musicians are great. Almost all my favorites are there.

    No Kurt Cobain, Jack White, no bullshit.
     
  9. Fetzer

    Fetzer Dr. uıʌǝʞ

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    Yeah, because when you like a guitarist, or an artist, it's because he can (AND DOES!) play faster than the others.

    Tho, no Buckethead?
     
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    Kirk above Chuck? No fucking way.
    BTW Cobain and White both fucking suck at guitar.
     
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    No Billie Joe Armstrong??!?!?1+? WTF

    Nah seriously, this list looks good to me. The top 10 dudes are all legendary and I wouldn't have it any other way. The reason Alexi isn't listed is probably because he hasn't been around for that long, but in a few years I bet he'll be pretty high up.

    And just as the dude above said, this is favorite guitarists so the "he's better than him" bullshit is just pointless.
     
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    Yeah, that i was surprised over as well
     
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    I kinda lol'd at this :lol:.
     
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    ^..^ :lol: Actually i think it should be the other way, :)
     
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    Altitudes Stay Frosty

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    No one takes these "All Time" list seriously. Jimi Hendrix will always be #1, whether we like it or not :lol:
     
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    Mikkey New Metal Member

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    Well, on this list it looks like actual guitarplayers and bandmembers voted and not a bunch of so called "experts" of some bullshit magazine.
     
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    Whoo, Jeff Loomis is listed, as well as Jason Becker!

    The problem with these lists is that there are so many great guitarists and it is all subjective. Tony Iommi isn't the greatest guitarist but he is one of the most INFLUENTIAL. There is a difference and that is where the list gets fuck up.
     
  18. Mystique1721

    Mystique1721 bass solo, take one

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    yeah so do I.

    ick, seriously. fuckin hippies.
     
  19. painergrey

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    Alexi Laiho voted. I wonder whom he picked.

    Jeff Loomis and Jason Backer also voted.

    It's a pretty solid list, IMHO. By the way, James Hetfield is above Hammett in my book.
     
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    Mystique1721 bass solo, take one

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    did Hetfield write most of the songs?
     

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