And the Greatest Guitarist of All Time is . . . . . .
by John Fisher,posted Oct 12 2012 7:04AM
(Photo by By Anirudh Koul from Montreal, Canada [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
That's right -- Eddie Van Halen. At least that's what the readers of Guitar World have decreed, in a very thorough bracketed elimination that started last April and just wrapped up. Coming in at Number Two was Brian May of Queen, and Alex Lifeson of Rush was third. i know what you're saying. Where's Jimi Hendrix? Jimmy Page? Stevie Ray Vaughan? The late Dimebag Darrell of Pantera? Don't worry; they're all in the Top 10.
For the entire list, starting at Number 100, go here.
And watch this to see Eddie in action in his heyday: