Paul Natkin/WireImage.comThere's nothing like a good list to spark a little debate among music fans. Today, Rolling Stone unveiled their newest 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, and while there should be no complaints about who's Number One, the ranking of the other 99 can be disputed. Rolling Stone's list — which was compiled by votes from RS editors as well as bona fide ax-men like Tom Morello, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and many more — measured guitarists by prowess, influence, and innovation.
Rolling Stone did a similar list in 2003, and on both, Jimi Hendrix is Number One, as it should be. In the past eight years, no one has emerged even worthy enough to stand in Hendrix's shadow, so his ranking shouldn't change, ever. He's the G.O.A.T., like Michael Jordan, Nirvana's 'Nevermind', and Dwight Gooden's 1985 season. However, The Amp has some issues with the rest of the rankings, as some guitarists didn't get the recognition they deserved, and others were placed ahead of other rockers who were perhaps more deserving. Here's the mag's Top 10:
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