Thanks to my Twitter Peeps or "Tweeps" I made a post asking for everyone's opinion on "Top 5 Rock Guitar Instrumentalists People Should Know." Here are some responses:
@lyleses07: Steve Vai, Michael Angelo Batio, Joe Satch, Steve Morse, Mr Malmsteen
@Dan_Gross: There are so many obvious ones but someone I think has never got enough credit is Rik Emmett (Triumph).
@SixStringLounge: My top 5 or 6 rock guitar instrumentalists, for @aljonrocks: Steve Morse, @chickenfootjoe , Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, and Yngwie
@simmessa: Mike Keneally, Andy Timmons, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Marty Friedman, Bumblefoot SMS:Excellent top5!
@Jennfeather: For ROCK, top 5, off top of my head: Satriani, Vai, Paul Gilbert, Hendrix, EVH. Subject to revision! :)
@DaedalusT: 2 you should include are Mattias IA Eklundh and Jeff Kollman
@Tinylick: Andy Timmons, Greg Howe, Eric Johnson, Vai, Satch
@Andrew_Kuz: Satch, vai, gilbert, Zappa, Battio (only because he is suck a ridiculous human being)
@iheartguitar: Mike Keneally, Andy Timmons, Mattias Ia Eklundh, Marty Friedman, Bumblefoot
Here are my TOP 5: Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck
Now keep in mind that this list is for ROCK instrumentalists people SHOULD know. I'll be putting up Twitter "Top 5" lists more often and will post the results. It's just another fun way of getting to know everyone who follows me and my blog! I hope every guitarist knows at least a few off this list. If you aren't familar with these amazing guitarists you should check them out on YouTube!
Here is a list I've compiled of the "GREATEST INSTRUMENTAL ROCK ARTISTS" according to album sales:
1. Booker T. & The MG's
2. The Ventures
3. Duane Eddy
4. King Curtis
5. The Meters
6. Link Wray
7. Dick Dale
8. Jeff Beck
9. Bill Doggett
10. Big Jay McNeely
11. The Shadows
12. Joe Satriani
13. Yngwie Malmsteen
14. Willie Mitchell
15. Eric Johnson
16. Davie Allan & The Arrows
17. Bill Black's Combo
18. Ramsey Lewis Trio
19. The Mar-Keys
20. Steve Vai
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