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Electric Guitar Heroes

Below is a list of players that influenced the guitar world. It’s an ongoing list so please send suggestions and corrections to the PSS editor.

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Hendrix, Jimi – (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Beck, Jeff – (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Solo)
Page, Jimmy – (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm)
Van Halen, Eddie – (Van Halen)
Lifeson, Alex – (Rush)
Clapton, Eric – (Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Solo)
Satriani, Joe – (Solo, Chickenfoot)
Vai, Steve – (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo)
Anastasio, Trey
– (Phish)
Richards, Keith – (Rolling Stones, Solo)
Darrell, Dimebag – (Pantera)
King, B.B. – (Solo)
Berry, Chuck – (Solo)
Allman, Duane – (Allman Brothers Band, Derek & the Dominos)
Townshend, Pete – (The Who)
Becker, Jason – (Cacophony, David Lee Roth Band, Solo)
Harrison, George – (Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, Solo)
Vaughan, Stevie Ray – (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
King, Albert – (Solo)
Gilmour, David – (Pink Floyd, Solo)
King, Freddie – (Solo)
Trucks, Derek – (Solo)
Young, Neil – (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Solo)
Paul, Les – (Solo)
Hetfield, James – (Metallica)
Burton, James – (Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley)
Santana, Carlos – (Santana)
Atkins, Chet
Zappa, Frank – (Mothers of Invention, Solo)
Guy, Buddy – (Solo)
Young, Angus – (AC/DC)
Iommi, Tony – (Black Sabbath)
May, Brian – (Queen)
Diddley, Bo – (Solo)
Ramone, Johnny – (Ramones)
Moore, Scotty – (Elvis Presley)
James, Elmore – (Solo)
Cooder, Ry – (Solo)
Gibbons, Billy – (ZZ Top)
Prince – (Prince & The Revolution)
Mayfield, Curtis – (Impressions, Solo)
Hooker, John Lee
Rhoads, Randy – (Quiet Riot, Ozzy)
Taylor, Mick – (John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Rolling Stones)
Edge, The – (U2)
Cropper, Steve – (Booker T. & MG’s/Stax sessions)
Morello, Tom – (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)
Ronson, Mick – (David Bowie, Solo)

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Bloomfield, Mike – (Electric Flag)
Sumlin, Hunert
Knopfler, Mark – (Dire Straits, Solo)
Wray, Link – (Link Wray and his Ace-Men)
Garcia, Jerry – (Grateful Dead)
Stills, Steven – (Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y, Solo)
Greenwood, Jonny – (Radiohead)
Waters, Muddy
Blackmore, Ritchie – (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night)
Marr, Johnny – (Smiths, Electronic, Johnny Marr & The Healers)
White, Clarence
Rush, Otis
Walsh, Joe – (James Gang, Eagles, Solo)
Lennon, John (The Beatles, Solo)
Collins, Albert
Gallagher, Rory – (Solo)
Green, Peter – (Fleetwood Mac, Solo)
Robertson, Robbie – (The Band, Solo)
Asheton, Ron – (Iggy Pop Stooges)
Betts, Dickie – (Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern)
Fripp, Robert – (King Crimson)
Winter, Johnny – (Solo)
Eddy, Duane – (Solo)
Slash – (Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver)
West, Leslie – (Mountain, Solo)
Walker, T-Bone
McLaughlin, John – (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Thompson, Richard – (Fairport Convention, Solo)
White, Jack – (The White Stripes)
Johnson, Robert
Frusciante, John – (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Cobain, Kurt – (Nirvana)
Dale, Dick – (Del-Tones)
Krieger, Robbie – (Doors, Solo)
Fahey, John
Campbell, Mike – (Tom Petty/ Heartbreakers)
Holly, Buddy
Lou Reed
Perry, Joe – (Aerosmith)
Akkerman, Jan – (Focus)
Aldrich, Doug – (Burning Rain, Dio, Whitesnake, Solo)
Summers, Andy – (Police)
Mascis, J. – (Dinosaur Junior, The Fog)
Perkins, Carl – (Solo)
Petrucci, John – (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)
Raitt, Bonnie
Verlaine, Tom
Davies, Dave – (Kinks)
Buck, Peter (REM)
McGuinn, Roger – (Byrds, Solo)
Springsteen, Bruce
Jon Roth, Uli – (Scorpions, Solo)
Jones, Mick – (The Clash)
Jones, Adam – (Tool)
Jones, Steve (Sex Pistols)
Jones, Mick – (Foreigner)
Moore, Vinnie – (Alice Cooper, Solo)
Moore, Thurston – (Sonic Youth)
John 5 – (Marylin Manson, Solo)
Johnson, Eric – (Solo)
King, Kerry – (Slayer)
Howe, Steve – (Yes, Solo)
Thayil, Kim – (Soundgarden)
Tremonti, Mark – (Creed, Alterbridge)
Wylde, Zakk – (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
Lee, Jake E. – (Cutting Crew, Ozzy, Badlands, Solo)
Lee, Alvin – (Ten Years After)
Lynch, George – (Dokken, Lynch Mob)
Malmsteen, Yngwie – (Rising Force, Solo)
Montrose, Ronnie – (Montrose, Edgar Winter Group)
Moore, Gary – (Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Skid Row, Solo)
Morse, Steve – (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band)
Mustaine, Dave – (Metallica, Megadeth)
Saraceno, Blues – (Poison, Solo)
Schenker, Michael – (Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Contraband)
Skolnick, Alex – (Testament)
Navarro, Dave – (Janes Addiction)
Mars, Mick – (Motley Crue)
Frampton, Peter – (Humble Pie, Frampton’s Camel, Solo)
Frehley, Ace – (Kiss)
Gilbert, Paul – (Mr. Big, Racer X, Solo)
Lalonde, Larry – (Primus)
Friedman, Marty – (Cacophony, Megadeth, Solo)
Cooley, Rusty
Corgan, Billy – (The Smashing Pumpkins)
Bettencourt, Nuno – (Extreme, Mourning Widows)
Cantrell, Jerry – (Alice In Chains, Solo)
Murray, Dave – (Iron Maiden)
Loomis, Jeff – (Nevermore)
Lukather, Steve – (Toto, Solo)
Hammett, Kirk – (Metallica)
Hanneman, Jeff – (Slayer)
Gossard, Stone – (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog)
Downing, K.K. – (Judas Priest)
DeMartini, Warren – (Ratt)
MacAlpine, Tony – (Solo)
Nugent, Ted – (Ambouy Dukes, Damn Yankees, Solo)
Tipton, Glen – (Judas Priest)
Travers, Pat – (Pat Travers Band)
Alvin, Dave – (Blasters)
Andrew, Sam – (Big Brother)
Bachmann, Randy – (Guess Who BTO)
Baker, Mickey
Barre, Martin – (Jethro Tull)
Barrett, Syd – (Pink Floyd)
Batio, Michael Angelo – (Nitro Solo)
Batten, Jennifer – (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Solo)
Baxter, Jeff “Skunk” – (Doobie Brothers)
Bayliss, Brendan – (Umphrey’s McGee)
Beach, Reb – (Winger, Dokken)
Belew, Adrian – (King Crimson)
Bell, Eric – (Thin Lizzy)
Benoit, Brian – (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Blaze, Steve – (Lillian Axe)
Bolin, Tommy – (James Gang, Deep Purple)
Bonamassa, Joe – (Solo)
Box, Mick – (Uriah Heep)
Bradfield, James Dean – (Manic Street Preachers)
Bratta, Vito – (White Lion)
Braunn, Erik – (Iron Butterfly)
Buchanan, Roy – (Solo)
Buckethead,, – (Solo Praxis, Thanatopsis, The Deli Creeps, Cornbugs)
Buckingham, Lindsey – (Fleetwood Mac)
Burlison, Paul – (Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio)
Buxton, Glen – (Alice Cooper)
Caldwell, Toy – (Marshall Tucker Band)
California, Randy – (Spirit)
Campbell, Vivian – (Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard)
Carlisi, Jeff – (38 Special)
Casey, J. Randall
Chilton, Alex – (Big Star)
Christ, John – (Danzig)
Cipollina, John – (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Clark, Steve – (Def Leppard)
Cochran, Eddie – (Solo)
Cody, Harry – (Shotgun Messiah)
Collen, Phil – (Def Leppard)
Collins, Allen – (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Crichton, Ian – (Saga)
DeGarmo, Chris – (Queensryche)
DeLeo, Dean – (Stone Temple Pilots)
Derringer, Rick – (McCoys, Edgar Winter, Solo)
Dharma, Buck – (Blue Oyster Cult)
Doyle, Mark
Drake, Nick – (Solo)
Duffy, Billy – (The Cult)
Easton, Elliot – (The Cars)
Einziger, Mike – (Incubus)
Eklundh, Mattias – (Freak Kitchen)
Emmitt, Rik – (Triumph)
Fareri, Francesco
Farner, Mark – (Grand Funk Railroad)
Felder, Don – (Eagles)
Ferkins, Michael Lee – (Solo)
Fisher, Roger – (Heart, Clever Bastards)
Fogerty, John – (CCR, Solo)
Ford, Lita – (The Runaways, Solo)
Fox, Oz – (Stryper)
Gabrels, Reeves – (Tin Machine, Solo)
Gaines, Steve – (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Gales, Eric – (Eric Gales Band)
Gallagher, Noel – (Oasis)
Galley, Mel – (Trapeze, Whitesnake)
Gallup, Cliff – (Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps)
Garrett, Amos
Garza, Henry – (Los Lonely Boys)
George, Lowell – (Little Feat)
Geraldo, Neil – (Pat Benatar)
Gers, Janick – (Iron Maiden)
Gillis, Brad – (Night Ranger, Ozzy)
Gorham, Scott – (Thin Lizzy)
Govan, Guthrie
Guns, Tracii – (Guns N Roses, L.A. Guns)
Gurley, James Big Brother
Hackett, Steve – (Genisis)
Hannon, Frank – (Tesla)
Hasan, Rana
Hauser, Michael – (Widespread Panic)
Haynes, Warren – (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule)
Hayward, Justin – (Moody Blues, Solo)
Hazel, Eddie – (Funkadelic)
Healy, Jeff – (Jeff Healy Band)
Hiland, Johnny
Hirotatchi, Yusi
Hoenes, Marty Lee – (Donnie Iris)
Hoey, Gary – (Solo)
Hoffmann, Wolf – (Accept)
Holdsworth, Allan – (Solo)
Homme, Josh – (Queens Of The Stone Age)
Honeyman-Scott, James – (Pretenders)
Howe, Greg – (Solo)
Huff, Dan – (Giant, session player)
Hunter, Steve – (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed)
Iha, James – (Smashing Pumpkins, APC)
Impellitteri, Chris – (Impellitteri)
Ingram, Bobby – (Molly Hatchet)
Isely, Ernie – (Isley Brothers)
Jabs, Matthias – (Scorpions)
Johnson, Jesse – (The Time)
Jones, Ronnie
Kaplan, Ira – (Yo La Tengo)
Kath, Terry – (Chicago Transit Authority)
Kaukonen, Jorma – (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
Keaggy, Phil – (Glass Harp, Solo)
Kendall, Mark – (Great White)
Kirwan, Danny – (Fleetwood Mac)
Koch, Greg
Kosche, Joel – (Steve Walsh)
Kossoff, Paul – (Free, Back Street Crawler)
Kotzen, Ritchie – (Poison, Mr Big, Solo)
Kramer, Wayne – (MC5)
Kulick, Bruce – (Kiss, Union, Solo)
Lane, Shawn – (Black Oak Arkansas, Willy, Solo)
Latimer, Andy – (Camel)
Livgren, Kerry – (Kansas)
Lofgren, Nils – (E Street Band)
Lyon, Jimmy – (Eddie Money, Greg Kihn Band)
Mahangoe, ANAND
Malakian, Daron – (System Of A Down)
Marino, Frank – (Mahogany Rush)
Marvin, Hank – (The Shadows)
Mason, Dave – (Traffic, Solo)
Mattsson, Lars Eric
McCready, Mike – (Pearl Jam)
McCullough, Henry – (Wings)
McRocklin, Thomas
Miller, Mike – (Godhead)
Mitchell, Kim – (Max Webster, Solo)
Mould, Bob – (Husker Du)
Nelson, Bill – (Be-Bop Deluxe)
Nolen, Jimmy – ((TheJ.B.’s))
Norum, John – (Dokken)
Nova, Aldo
Orlando, Michael
Partridge, Andy – (XTC)
Pauling, Lowman – (5 Royales)
Paus, Marcus – (Mr. Cucumber)
Powell, Andy – (Wishbone Ash)
Price, Rod – (Foghat)
Quine, Robert – (Richard Hell & Voidoids)
Rabin, Trevor – (Yes)
Ralphs, Mick – (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
Ramos, Josh – (Ramos)
Randall, Elliot – (Steely Dan)
Rea, Chris
Reid, Vernon – (Living Colour)
Richrath, Gary – (REO Speedwagon, Solo)
Robertson, Brian – (Thin Lizzy, Motorhead)
Rodgers, Nile – (Chic)
Rodríguez-López, Omar – (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In)
Romeo, Michael – (Symphony X)
Rossington, Gary – (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Band)
Rundgren, Todd – (Utopia, Solo)
Salas, Stevie
Sambora, Richie – (Bon Jovi)
Sanchez, Claudio – (Coheed and Cambria)
Schnier, Al – (Moe.)
Scholz, Tom – (Boston)
Schon, Neal – (Santana, Journey, Solo)
Scott, Andy – (The Sweet)
Setzer, Brian – (Stray Cats, The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Shaw, Tommy – (Styx, Damn Yankees)
Shields, Kevin – (My Bloody Valentine)
Skeoch, Tommy – (Tesla)
Slovak, Hillel – (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Smith, Adrian – (Iron Maiden)
Squire, John – (Stone Roses)
Steen, Roger – (The Tubes)
Stephens, Leigh – (Blue Cheer, Solo)
Sterling, Nick
Stevens, Steve – (Billy Idol)
Stever, Travis – (Coheed and Cambria)
Stump, Joe
Sweet, Michael – (Stryper)
Sykes, John – (Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy)
Syrek, Terry
Tabor, Ty – (Kings X, Jelly Bean, Poundhound, Jughead)
Takasaki, Akira – (Loudness, Lazy)
Tarplin, Marv – (Miracles/Motown)
Thal, Ron – (Bumblefoot)
Thayer, Tommy – (Kiss, Black N’ Blue)
The Great Kat
Thrall, Pat – (Pat Travers Band, Meatloaf)
Timmons, Andy – (Danger Danger, Ceili Rain)
Tolkki, Timo – (Stratovarius)
Trout, Walter – (Walter Trout and the Radicals)
Trower, Robin – (Procal Harum, Solo)
Turner, Ike
Vincent, Vinnie – (Kiss, Vinnie Vincent Invasion)
Watson, Jeff – (Nightranger, MSG)
Wayne Shepherd, Kenny – (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band)
Weinman, Ben – (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Weller, Paul – (The Jam, The Style Council)
White, Snowy – (Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy)
Wilton, Michael – (Queensryche)
Wood, Ron – (Faces, Rolling Stones)
Z, Roy – (Bruce Dickinson Band)
Zaza, Neil
Zoom, Billy

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