Gibson guitars has named the top 10 metal axe men of all time. Iron Maiden guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith are featured in the survey. See the whole list here.
1. Tony Iommi
2. Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
3. Randy Rhoads
4. John Petrucci
5. Dimebag Darrell
6. Eddie Van Halen
7. Zakk Wylde
8. Adam Jones
9. Dave Murray and Adrian Smith
10. George Lynch
Says Gibson: Of all rock’n’roll’s many styles metal is the most brutal. No matter the sub-genre, metal is held together by a reliance on loud riffing guitars and, of course, an inspiring lead guitarist.
Editorial note: Congrats to Tony Iommi, but Kirk Hammet at the no 2 spot? Seriously… Go Dave and Adrian!
Source: Classic Rock
2 thoughts on “Adrian Smith and Dave Murray among the Top 10 heavy metal guitarists of all time”
Yeah, Kirk at number 2…? Hetfield I understand, and the two of them are almost tied at the hip, but I don’t think Kirk has done any kind of good work since 1991, not on record and not on stage. Try putting Dave and Adrian’s harmony guitars these days next to James and Kirk’s…
Personally I would include Alex Skolnick and Dave Mustaine on the list. Kirk, sadly, shouldn’t even be in the top 50.