- May 9, 2009
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My favorites are James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, and Izzy Stradlin. There are probably a lot more but these are the ones that I just thought of.
I used to think that the lead guitarist is the coolest. That was until I actually saw a video of Metallica and James Hetfield is just playing these complex riffs while singing. Everybody always talk about Kirk and I do like how he plays and a lot of my favorite solos are from Kirk but James is the backbone of the band and he makes it cool to be a rhythm guitarist. Because of James I feel like I don't have to be the only one playing solos.
So who are your favorite rhythm guitarists?
I had a similar experience. I was all bummed out that I'd never be the next EVH when my brother puts on the Ride the Lightning tape. That changed everything for me.
Many other fine players mentioned here, too.