A lot of people give credit to the guitar player when they hear a great song. This often leads to the guitarist being called one of the best of all time.
What follows is a list of guitar players who routinely show up on lists of great players based on what the band did, not what their playing did for the band.
# 5 Slash of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm].
Yes Slash did give one of the greatest rock albums of all time with Appetite for Destruction. But he brought nothing new to the table. Nothing innovative. Although it all sounds cool he never made me say “OH MY GOD HOW DID HE DO THAT?”