Friday Fun: Alternative Top 10 Rock Guitarists

Your prank votes in our 'Top Rock Guitarists' poll inspired us to make an alternative top 10. You crazy bunch!

Friday Fun: Alternative Top 10 Rock Guitarists
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On Wednesday we asked for your votes for the top 10 rock guitarists of all time. Of course, some of you love pulling pranks, and a bunch of ridiculous votes made it to the top 10. We didn't want to put them in the official top 10 greatest rock guitarists post, but some of them were too funny to ignore. Now we're publishing your top 10 ridiculous rock guitarists here so your creative talents don't go to waste. And while some entries are just crazy (Lil Wayne? Ridiculous indeed), some are just awesome. Enjoy!

10. Bill & Ted

The so-called Wyld Stallyns eventually use rock to save humanity and build a utopian society through their inspirational rock songs. But not before having to time travel and ensure they're not separated by Ted's dad who wants to send him to military academy, as documented in the classic movie. Excellent!

9. Ke$ha

This pop princess thought she would resurrect rock with her new album (not that it needed saving), but she's got just enough rock attitude to convince UG readers to vote her into your top 10 today.

8. Justin Bieber

He's a floppy haired gimp to most of us, but you've got to give him credit for taking his songs to the street and busking like other hard-working musicians out there.

7. Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is the only man who can make real music using air guitar. He's also a dab hand at Guitar Hero, as you can see in this video:

6. Skrillex

Spin magazine once made the barmy decision to rank this dubstep-defining DJ as one of the greatest guitarists ever. Now you crazy UG readers have voted him into this top 10. Sigh! Here he is playing guitar at a Korn show. It sounds awful, which may or may not be the cellphone's recording quality.

5. Fred Durst

The seemingly dim-witted frontman occasionally picks up a guitar for the live Limp Bizkit shows. Is he any good? We'll let you decide.

4. Marty McFly

Another time-traveling legend, this time in the form of "Back To The Future"'s Marty McFly. In this scene, he plays a Chuck Berry classic and changes the course of music history. Before crashing and burning, live on stage. We've all been there.

3. Me!

Not me, the author. I mean me, as in you, the narcissistic readers who voted themselves as the greatest guitarist of all time. Positive thinking is a powerful thing, but arrogance gets you nowhere buddy!

2. Lil Wayne

You know in "Ghostbusters" where they have this rule that the streams from their ghost guns can't cross? Well, the same is true for rock and rap.

1. Skwisgaar Skwigelf from Dethklok

Yes! Your votes are back on form, because Skwigelf is surely the greatest fictional guitarist of all time. But hang on... there's got to be a real person behind that cartoon, right? Who the hell is it? Let your speculation run wild in the comments!
That's the end of our alternative top 10 rock guitarists of all time post! If you can think of any more, let us know in the comments and remember to check out your official Top 10 rock guitarists of all time too!

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    WholeLottaIzzy
    Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar.
    I bet his vibrato is insane.
    Maiden95
    I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar.
    Minivirus2
    There's got to be a real person behind that cartoon, right? Who the hell is it? Let your speculation run wild in the comments!
    Brendon Small /speculation ... No that that was really a mystery to very many of us.
    Maiden95
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I bet his vibrato is insane.
    ...Oh...that's good.
    iommi600
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I bet his vibrato is insane.
    You made me scream while I was on the phone. But thanks anyway, I lol'd.
    zalant
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I bet his vibrato is insane.
    Dude, that's cold -- but damned funny! (I feel sort of bad for laughing.)
    Soundservant
    Wasn't impressed by this article until I saw #3...caught me off guard. And yeah, Michael J. Fox seems to be a bit of a heavy metal fan.
    godisasniper
    Cazman wrote: How many times are you going to recycle "Lil Wayne and Fred Durst can't play guitar" for your articles?
    Until Courtney Love says something stupid, Axl Rose coughs, or Dave Grohl does something.
    jordo246
    WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I bet his vibrato is insane.
    Hhahahahahahaa my side hurts
    tonello
    Yeah actually the guys behind Dethklok are really great musicians. Gene Hoglan does all the drums, and he's really an awesome drummer.
    ThrashMetalMan1
    ThrashMetalMan1 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. Where did you get you info from? its Brandon Small
    My bad dude, i didnt read that carefully enough, i just figured out what you meant lol
    Nero Galon
    EXCELLENT! *AIR GUITAR* Oh my god I love that so much. Glad my vote for Fred Derp got in What about Tim Armstrong of Rancid, he's hilarious when he has a guitar! And also the "Can I help you Riff" in Wayne's World XD
    Cazman
    How many times are you going to recycle "Lil Wayne and Fred Durst can't play guitar" for your articles?
    GenerationKILL
    THE ACTUAL #1 GUITARIST OF ALL TIME IS NIGEL TUFNEL FROM SPINAL TAP. ...Great sense of humor you guys have, I can't believe he was left off the list. I hope he sends you guys an angry missive.
    npo123
    Metalreaper13 wrote: kerokero wrote: Having had the opportunity to see Justin busk on the streets of Stratford some years ago (I'm from Toronto, not a far drive away), I was AMAZED to see such a little kid play the way that he did. A right handed acoustic, turned upside down, Hendrix style, he really killed it. He used to play a lot of guitar when he was starting out. It's a shame. The kid could win some credibility if he did that more often. I had to start out with a left handed electric, played it like that for almost a year, then managed to get it restrung to a lefty, despite it was still right handed. Still to this day, that's the only way I can afford new gear, but I managed to be 2nd best in my school (next to my friend, he's insane). My main beef with Justin beiber isn't so much that he "sucks" persay. It's that he was taken under the wing of pdiddy (I'm not positive if I have the correct name), just like the naked brothers band were only big because they were with nickolodeon, instead of having to work hard to the top, they seem To get a free ride. Granted, I'd love to have one of my favorite guitarists take me under his wing, but I wouldn't want a full free ride to the top, I'd just want some opportunities opened to me, I wouldn't want to get to the top by not working hard to get there. (I may not have all the facts 100%, so do correct me if I'm wrong with something).
    Although I'm definitely not a fan of the music Justin Bieber makes, I have a lot of respect for the fact that he's actually a pretty talented kid who has worked extremely hard to get to where he's at. He spent a lot of time singing on the streets or in other small-town shops just to get any kind of attention and simply for the fact that he loved to sing/write music. From my understanding, his family sacrificed a lot and he had a lot of potential record deals fall through before he was 'discovered'...and even then no one would pay attention to him within the music business until he met Usher on the street, who was really the first one to open doors for him. After that, he still had to impress a lot of people in order to get to where he's at. To me, it seems like the kid has some heart and ambition.
    Battery Chicken
    No Ralph Macchio? He single handedley defeated a Devil infused Steve Vai with a slide and a pig nose.
    Ian Paul Gint
    Cazman wrote: How many times are you going to recycle "Lil Wayne and Fred Durst can't play guitar" for your articles?
    My guess is until they actually learn how to do it.
    LeakyFlask
    Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar.
    Actually, at the time of the making of BTTF he didn't, but he later learned to play the guitar. In fact, there's a rather recent video of him playing Johhny B. Good on stage, so indeed he can play the guitar, even with his Parkinsons.
    kerokero
    I'll probably get a lot of shit for this...but pop stars Adele and Justin Bieber are actually real amazing at guitar. Having had the opportunity to see Justin busk on the streets of Stratford some years ago (I'm from Toronto, not a far drive away), I was AMAZED to see such a little kid play the way that he did. A right handed acoustic, turned upside down, Hendrix style, he really killed it. He used to play a lot of guitar when he was starting out. It's a shame. The kid could win some credibility if he did that more often.
    slarbiter
    Skrillex is actually a good guitarist, he played in his old band called From First to Last
    437
    Brendan Small may be Skwisgaar, but he doesn't **** grannies like Skwisgaar!
    bassisfun
    Sonny Moore (Skrillex... makes me sad to write it) is actually a pretty good guitarist, he originally came in to From First To Last to play guitar but when they heard his voice they switched him to lead vocals.
    Metalreaper13
    kerokero wrote: Having had the opportunity to see Justin busk on the streets of Stratford some years ago (I'm from Toronto, not a far drive away), I was AMAZED to see such a little kid play the way that he did. A right handed acoustic, turned upside down, Hendrix style, he really killed it. He used to play a lot of guitar when he was starting out. It's a shame. The kid could win some credibility if he did that more often.
    I had to start out with a left handed electric, played it like that for almost a year, then managed to get it restrung to a lefty, despite it was still right handed. Still to this day, that's the only way I can afford new gear, but I managed to be 2nd best in my school (next to my friend, he's insane). My main beef with Justin beiber isn't so much that he "sucks" persay. It's that he was taken under the wing of pdiddy (I'm not positive if I have the correct name), just like the naked brothers band were only big because they were with nickolodeon, instead of having to work hard to the top, they seem To get a free ride. Granted, I'd love to have one of my favorite guitarists take me under his wing, but I wouldn't want a full free ride to the top, I'd just want some opportunities opened to me, I wouldn't want to get to the top by not working hard to get there. (I may not have all the facts 100%, so do correct me if I'm wrong with something).
    Shuei5
    From First to Last was awesome, I learned a lot of what I can do on guitar from practicing their songs when I was younger and listening to that kind of music more. Sonny was also a big inspiration for me when it came to singing for some years. Skrillex is crap. I've really tried giving it a chance, tried seeing it as another artistic expression, etc.... But no, it's just not honest.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Maiden95 wrote: WholeLottaIzzy wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I bet his vibrato is insane....Oh...that's good.
    ThrashMetalMan1
    Maiden95 wrote: I was expecting to see Skwisgaar on the actual list. And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar.
    Where did you get you info from? its Brandon Small
    sideslick
    tigerificus wrote: Scott Pilgrim!
    Scott plays bass. I know there was one scene where it was an acoustic guitar, but he's on bass in Sex Bob-Ombs.
    Maiden95
    spiff-corgi wrote: Maiden95 wrote: And I just found this out yesterday, Michael J. Fox actually played guitar. I take it you actually haven't see Back To The Future? Of course he can play guitar. Watch the video.
    zof course I've seen Back to the Future, I love that movie! The second one too, but I never knew that was actualy him playing. Plus, he recorded some songs for a movie he was in with Joan Jett.