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It appears most people here only listen to rock music, nearly every one of these lists are limited to rock musicians. My lists wouldn't include many rock musicians, if you can talk about skills without having preferences the famous jazz guys should all be top five every time with a few true rock innovators like Hendrix sprinkled in. Lars Ulrich over Krupa or Rich, oh hell no, I don't think I could find room for Bonham in the top five either. Best and favorite aren't the same thing, you have to be able to put on blinders to be truthful.

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It appears most people here only listen to rock music, nearly every one of these lists are limited to rock musicians. My lists wouldn't include many rock musicians, if you can talk about skills without having preferences the famous jazz guys should all be top five every time with a few true rock innovators like Hendrix sprinkled in. Lars Ulrich over Krupa or Rich, oh hell no, I don't think I could find room for Bonham in the top five either. Best and favorite aren't the same thing, you have to be able to put on blinders to be truthful.

Agreed. I think it should be termed "favorite" instead of "best" because that's all it is.

There is no official competition that I know of to judge who's best in these categories.

NOW, maybe we can sell the idea to ABC and instead of "dancing with the stars" we'll have "Jamming with the Stars" Complete with celebrity instructors. Could you see Jimmy Page teaching Venus Williams how to play the solo to Stairway? ;)

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Guitarists:

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jerry Garcia

3. Nick Drake

4. Syd Barrett/David Gilmour

5. Jimi Hendrix

Drummers:

1. John Bonham

2. Keith Moon

3. Nick Mason

4. Ringo Starr/Charlie Watts

5. Levon Helm

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My top 5 Guitarists:

1.Jimmy Page

2.Eddie Van Halen

3.Kirk Hammet

4.Eric Clapton

5.Yngwie Malmsteen

*NOTE*Hendrix is good but I don't like his style and he is overrated he would be #6

My top 5 drummers:

1.John Bonham

2.Neil Pert (Sorry Rush fans I just plain think Bonzo is better, John doesnt need a giant set to sound big)

3.Danny Carey

4.Ian Pace

5.Lars Ulrich

No Jimi but you have Eddie Van Halen? Atleat Jimi's tone chages Eddie just sstays with his Hair Metal tone in almost every song...if guitars could fight Jimi's guitar would rape Eddie's frankinstien

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Guitarists

Jimi Hendrix

Jeff Beck

Eric Clapton

Dave Gilmour

Frank Zappa

Drummers

John Bonham

Mitch Mitchell

Keith Moon

Terry Bozzio

Ed Cassidy

guitarists:

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Carlos Santana

drummers:

John Bonham

Mitch Mitchell

Neil Peart

Ginger Baker

Keith Moon

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They are my favorites....

1. Jimmy Page

2. Jimi Hendrix

3. George Harrison

4. Django Reinheart

5. Brian Jones

Drummers

1. Ringo Starr

2. John Bonham

3. Keith Moon

4. Mitch Mitchell

5. Legs Larry Smith (who is lots of fun from the Bonzo Dog Band)

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Updated list for me....

Guitarists:

Robert Fripp

Adrian Belew

Steve Howe

Al Di Meola

Paul Masvidal

Drummers:

Gavin Harrison

Sean Reinert

Steve Gadd

Tony Williams

Bill Bruford

*Runners Up

Guitar:

Allan Holdsworth (I like his experimental stuff, but he sometimes descends into wankiness)

John McLaughlin

Paco De Lucia

Steven Wilson

Mikael Akerfeldt

Chuck Schuldiner

Drums:

Mitch Mitchell

Buddy Rich

Martin Axenrot

Robert Wyatt

Derek Roddy

Flo Mounier

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My top 5 Guitarists:

1.Jimmy Page

2.Eddie Van Halen

3.Kirk Hammet

4.Eric Clapton

5.Yngwie Malmsteen

*NOTE*Hendrix is good but I don't like his style and he is overrated he would be #6

My top 5 drummers:

1.John Bonham

2.Neil Pert (Sorry Rush fans I just plain think Bonzo is better, John doesnt need a giant set to sound big)

3.Danny Carey

4.Ian Pace

5.Lars Ulrich

Jimi Hendrix overrated..............really.

Words escape me.

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Guitarists

-Jimmy Page

-Duane Allman

-Jimi Hendrix

-Jeff Beck

-Prince

and i would also add Mick Taylor

Drummers

-Neil Peart

-John Bonham

-Mike Lee

-Keith Moon

-You pick my last....

Regards

Cav

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