(IMHO) The Best Musicians Of The World


12 Sep 2010, 14:44

(or the ones I like the most)


Neil Peart (Rush)

Stewart Copeland (Curved Air, The Police)

Matt Cameron (Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam,...)

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatballs)

Ray Luzier (Army Of Anyone, Korn)

Pat Torpey (Mr. Big)

Simon Phillips (Toto)

Ian Paice (Deep Purple)

Dom Howard (Muse)

Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D)


Joe Satriani(solo, Chickenfoot)

Alex Lifeson (Rush, solo)

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club)

John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers, solo)

Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X, solo)

George Harrison (The Beatles, solo)

David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, solo)

Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, solo)

Steve Morse (Deep Purple, solo)

Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, solo)

Tommy Emmanuel (solo)

Jimi Hendrix (solo)


Mark King (Level 42)

Geddy Lee (Rush)

Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, solo)

Stu Hamm (session, solo)

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, Army Of Anyone)

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Victor Wooten (session, solo, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones)

Roger Glover (Deep Purple, solo)

Jeff Berlin (solo, session)

Les Claypool (Primus)


Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)

Rick Wright (Pink Floyd, solo)

Mike Lindup (Level 42)

Jon Lord (Deep Purple)

Don Airey (Deep Purple)

Natasha Schneider (Eleven)

Billy Joel (solo)


Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, solo)

Ian Gillian (Deep Purple, solo)

Richard Patrick (Filter, Army Of Anyone)

Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, solo)

Freddie Mercury (Queen, solo)

Eric Martin (Mr. Big)

Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down)

Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Don Henley (Eagles)

Elton John (solo)


  • DeLeermeester

    Alexi Laiho? I think hes good.

    25 Sep 2010, 19:43
  • Opule

    I personally do not know him. And I prefer rock (than metal).

    26 Sep 2010, 9:25
  • DeLeermeester

    ah ok, but i think he is one of the best :)

    26 Sep 2010, 11:01
  • Opule

    ok, you can do your own list ;)

    26 Sep 2010, 14:36
  • StormMonkey

    Seems obvious, but... Hendrix? Did you mean to put him when you accidentally typed 'Slash'?

    2 Oct 2010, 11:35
  • Opule

    I know, Sir. There are obviously more musicians I like, but I wanted to share only 10 from each category (only 7 keyb players 'cause I simply could not remember more :) ) Yes, Hendrix should be there too, but I like hard rock and this type of music more than psychedelia and the roots of modern rock; I know, weird, ey? :)

    2 Oct 2010, 19:14
  • Opule

    and, ya know, now I realize that mr Tommy Emmanuel should definitelly be there too...

    3 Oct 2010, 8:39
  • elinmagg

    Freddie Mercury has a very powerful voice, too, one of the best in rock

    4 Oct 2010, 23:24
  • Opule

    Ouch... I completely forgot him!!! Gonna change the list. Thanks!

    5 Oct 2010, 5:33
  • fredisbadass

    As for the guitarists, may I suggest that you replace: Alex Lifeson, John Frusciante, Slash & David Gilmour with John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings and perhaps Antoine Dufour/ Yngwie Malmsteen? Also surely Mike Portnoy should be in the drums list??

    6 Feb 2011, 13:07
  • Opule

    Sorry, this is my list :) I am not kinda metal guy, although I might reconsider putting Petrucci in there. But obvious is that there will be no Petrucci without Lifeson. And no modern progrock without Gilmour.

    9 Feb 2011, 12:19
  • StefanTrip

    Where is Bonham and Plant ?

    31 Mar 2011, 13:18
  • griinrifu

    Hm, Ray Luzier is a very interesting choice.

    29 Jun 2011, 15:04
  • Opule

    I paste musicians from my favourite bands, yes, because it's my list and I know only the musicians from bands I listen to. It's as simple as that.

    1 Ago 2011, 12:35
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