The most underappreciated rock/metal guitarists

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  1. kevinT

    kevinT Premium Member

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    There are excellent hard rock guitarists out there that IMO haven't gotten their kudos eventhough, IMO, they have reached guitar hero status. The bands that they're in are big but they themselves have not really been recognized for thier own individual achievements...in other words, you've never really seen them on the covers of magazines like Zakk, Vai, etc...

    Just wondering what others think. Here are a few that first come to mind for me. Both players IMO are very dynamic and melodic players that can compose some exciting solos.

    Joey Allen from Warrant
    Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest
    Michael Schenker from UFO, MSG
     
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    Michael Romeo from Symphony X.
     
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    Warren DiMartini
    Vito Bratta
     
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    ace924 Senior Member

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    I personally would not consider Vito or Warren unappreciated, they are just out of the spotlight now a days. Back in the day they were TOPS in there class. I believe Vito was the youngest to ever GRACE the cover of GUITAR MAGAZINE.
     
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    Vivian Campbell.
     
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    I would not say that Glen Tipton is underrated. Both he and KK Downing are legends in the greatest metal band of all time.


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    yeah i'd vote for Viv.
     
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    Gary Ritchrath
     
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    Izzy Stradlin. did a lot more in GnR than he often got credit for. plus, his solo stuff kicks ass.
     
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    +1 dude... Definitely the most underrated member of G N'R plus his Ju Ju Hound stuff is amazing! Good taste! :applause:
     
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    izzy's solo stuff is really good. i just started listening to it on the advice of a friend. i cant believe that i didnt check it out sooner. as much as i like slash as a player, velvet revolver didnt really do it for me, and the snakepit stuff was just ok. izzy's stuff is more my speed.
     
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    The #1 reason I started playing. Saw them live in '76 (my first rock show, I'm on the 4th side of "You Get What You PLay For"), and I've loved LPs ever since.

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    Ty Tabor

    Actually come to think of it, I fall into that category. I play hard rock/metal and nobody appreciates! :rofl:
     
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    Marty Friedman for me.
     
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    YouTube - Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds - Shuffle It All :wave:
     
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    Is Izzy's stuff self titled? I never knew he had a solo career and would love to hear it!
     
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    there is some stuff out there under his name and stuff under izzy stradlin and the juju hounds.
     
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    Definitely Michael Romeo from Symphony X - that whole band should get more recognition. Also, Jeff Loomis from Nevermore. Loomis is fantastic!
     
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    I think Izzy's just underrated to your everyday casual GnR listener.

    Serious guitarists/rock fans know that Stradlin' was the backbone of that band, musically and politically. He so well combined the talents of all the members while integrating his own. MVP!
     
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    I'm not so sure about under-appreciated, but I'd like to see Dave Navarro putting himself out there more (musically, anyway). Maybe some solo stuff and guest spots on other peoples CD's.

    Is he a "great" guitarist...probably not, but certainly capable and he's compelling to watch. I like Dave. :thumb:
     

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