Guitar World 2008 Reader's Poll Results

ratedRsuperstar

...when McCainia runs wild on you!!!!
#1
here are the "winners" , the competition and the %'s of the the votes for each.

HALL OF FAME:
dimebag 71
angus young 10
tony iommi 8
david gilmour 7
alex lifeson 4

MVP OF 2007:
slash 44
alex lifeson 23
eddie van halen 18
jimmy page 9
jack white 6

BEST NEW TALENT:
hellyeah 64
job for a cowboy 14
divine heresy 9
rodrigo y gabriela 9
baroness 4

BEST ROCK GUITARIST:
slash 48
jimmy page 26
dave grohl 13
alex lifeson 7
jack white 6

BEST METAL GUITARIST:
tony iommi 51
dave mustaine 25
zakk wylde 13
zacky vengeance/synyster gates 10
matt pike 1

BEST SHREDDER:
eddie van halen 28
steve vai 23
buckethead 19
john5 16
john petrucci 14

BEST METAL ALBUM:
megadeth- united abominations 28
ozzy- black rain 26
hellyeah- ST 25
avenged sevenfold -ST 17
high on fire- death is this communion 4

BEST EXTREME METAL ALBUM:
machine head- the blackening 40
chimaira- resurrection 20
dimmu borgir- in sorte diaboli 18
behemoth- the apostasy 14
divine heresy- bleed the fifth 8

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
velvet revolver- libertad 26
led zeppelin- the song remains the same 24
foo fighters- echoes, silence, patience and grace 21
jimi hendrix- live at monterey 15
rush- snakes and arrows 14

BEST ALT ROCK ALBUM:
white stripes- icky thump 39
atreyu- lead sails paper anchor 27
coheed and cambria- no world for tomorrow 20
thrice- the alchemy index 9
angels and airwaves- i-empire 5

BEST SHRED ALBUM:
john5- the devil knows my name 26
dream theater- systematic chaos 25
joe satriani- surfing with the alien (legacy edition) 21
steve vai- sound theories vol 1&2 18
marty friedman- loudspeaker 10

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR:
led zeppelin 42
van halen 23
hellyeah 21 (i guess they mean vinnie paul because mudvayne never left)
tony iommi 10
eric clapton 4

RIFF OF 2007:
killswitch engage- holy diver 44
white stripes- icky thump 25
atreyu- becoming the bull 14
gojira- ocean planet 10
high on fire- death is the communion 7

the other "non music" categories were
"best cover" which featured a painting of duane allman, randy rhoads and dimebag,

"best GW girl", some blonde cunt

"best youtube guitar video" which was 'insanely amazing guitar solo'. i'm sure that search will only yield one result.


anyway, most of the choices stunk therefore making a lot of the winners stink, but IT WAS OUR CHOICES MAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

how the fuck does avenged sevenfold end up in "metal" and atreyu end up "alt". they basically sound the same and should have been in "emo shitdicks"

also coheed, rush and dream theater should've have been in a "prog" category instead of just casually thrown into a place for them to fit

and dave mustaine better than zakk wylde?........:haha7:
 
Dec 3, 2005
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#2
I don't care about stupid mainstream rock votes, even if I like a few of the bands.

Lists do suck.
 

seeinred

White Death
Apr 29, 2007
13,713
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Sterling Heights, MI
#3
here are the "winners" , the competition and the %'s of the the votes for each.

HALL OF FAME:
dimebag 71
angus young 10
tony iommi 8
david gilmour 7
alex lifeson 4

MVP OF 2007:
slash 44
alex lifeson 23
eddie van halen 18
jimmy page 9
jack white 6

BEST NEW TALENT:
hellyeah 64
job for a cowboy 14
divine heresy 9
rodrigo y gabriela 9
baroness 4

BEST ROCK GUITARIST:
slash 48
jimmy page 26
dave grohl 13
alex lifeson 7
jack white 6

BEST METAL GUITARIST:
tony iommi 51
dave mustaine 25
zakk wylde 13
zacky vengeance/synyster gates 10
matt pike 1

BEST SHREDDER:
eddie van halen 28
steve vai 23
buckethead 19
john5 16
john petrucci 14

BEST METAL ALBUM:
megadeth- united abominations 28
ozzy- black rain 26
hellyeah- ST 25
avenged sevenfold -ST 17
high on fire- death is this communion 4

BEST EXTREME METAL ALBUM:
machine head- the blackening 40
chimaira- resurrection 20
dimmu borgir- in sorte diaboli 18
behemoth- the apostasy 14
divine heresy- bleed the fifth 8

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
velvet revolver- libertad 26
led zeppelin- the song remains the same 24
foo fighters- echoes, silence, patience and grace 21
jimi hendrix- live at monterey 15
rush- snakes and arrows 14

BEST ALT ROCK ALBUM:
white stripes- icky thump 39
atreyu- lead sails paper anchor 27
coheed and cambria- no world for tomorrow 20
thrice- the alchemy index 9
angels and airwaves- i-empire 5

BEST SHRED ALBUM:
john5- the devil knows my name 26
dream theater- systematic chaos 25
joe satriani- surfing with the alien (legacy edition) 21
steve vai- sound theories vol 1&2 18
marty friedman- loudspeaker 10

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR:
led zeppelin 42
van halen 23
hellyeah 21 (i guess they mean vinnie paul because mudvayne never left)
tony iommi 10
eric clapton 4

RIFF OF 2007:
killswitch engage- holy diver 44
white stripes- icky thump 25
atreyu- becoming the bull 14
gojira- ocean planet 10
high on fire- death is the communion 7

the other "non music" categories were
"best cover" which featured a painting of duane allman, randy rhoads and dimebag,

"best GW girl", some blonde cunt

"best youtube guitar video" which was 'insanely amazing guitar solo'. i'm sure that search will only yield one result.


anyway, most of the choices stunk therefore making a lot of the winners stink, but IT WAS OUR CHOICES MAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

how the fuck does avenged sevenfold end up in "metal" and atreyu end up "alt". they basically sound the same and should have been in "emo shitdicks"

also coheed, rush and dream theater should've have been in a "prog" category instead of just casually thrown into a place for them to fit

and dave mustaine better than zakk wylde?........:haha7:
Avenged Sevenfold is certainly not emo.
 

ratedRsuperstar

...when McCainia runs wild on you!!!!
#4
Avenged Sevenfold is certainly not emo.
nor are they "metal". the only groups on that shitty list i would consider such are the ones under "extreme". te others on the "metal" poll i would say "hard rock" to except a7x. i liked "city of evil" a few years back because the variety of song styles and arrangements along with the dueling guitar lines gave it a GnR meets iron maiden with a hit of hardcore. but, i haven't seen any other "metal" bands on TRL, hence my classification as "emo".

IMO emo isn't so much the sound as it is the look. if hot topic carries a shitload of a band's merch from temporary tattoos to lunchboxes to hoodies and such, then they could fall into the emo aka new goth-lite lifestyle
 

seeinred

White Death
Apr 29, 2007
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Sterling Heights, MI
#5
nor are they "metal". the only groups on that shitty list i would consider such are the ones under "extreme". te others on the "metal" poll i would say "hard rock" to except a7x. i liked "city of evil" a few years back because the variety of song styles and arrangements along with the dueling guitar lines gave it a GnR meets iron maiden with a hit of hardcore. but, i haven't seen any other "metal" bands on TRL, hence my classification as "emo".

IMO emo isn't so much the sound as it is the look. if hot topic carries a shitload of a band's merch from temporary tattoos to lunchboxes to hoodies and such, then they could fall into the emo aka new goth-lite lifestyle
I guess that's kind of become how people define emo, even though it's really nothing like it. As for a7x, City of Evil is an incredible CD. Their new one is decent, but definitely not as good. You're right that they're not metal, but the classifications of music are becoming more and more difficult to make and more and more arguable. Also, I completely disagree with the "If I see them on MTV, they can't be such-and-such kind of music" sentiment, although if we go by that, no band that appears on TRL can really be emo, either.
 

Glenn Dandy

THE ONLY WHITE PRESIDENT LEFT.
Mar 21, 2005
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Wackbag Whitehouse.
#6
these things never get it right... I remember a playboy poll that put Mick Fleetwood as the best drummer in the world.. with Niel Peart around 8th... this was in like 1980..... When Niel was cranking out the best drums on Permanent Waves.
 

Got One?

.....and she was a stewardess.
Aug 3, 2004
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ak-ROWDY
#7
no master of puppets? jack white better than hetfield? hmm....
 

atxklown

Will you do me a Kindness
Jan 26, 2004
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Austin TX
#8
What no Tom Morello
Rage did a comeback, and cant say much for his Nightwatchman, but the set was unbelievable during SXSW.

And no Matt Bellamy from MUSE?????
MUSE had some great guitar riffs Knights of Cydonia, Supermassive Blackhole

Dethklok has to be my fave metal album.
 

ratedRsuperstar

...when McCainia runs wild on you!!!!
#9
the only good thing to come from this issue is i discovered BARONESS. i got "the red album" and it's pretty damn good. i HATE stickers on cd's that say "if your a fan of___, then you'l love this!", but it's the only way to describe the blend of styles they use.

so, if you like:
alabama thunderpussy
clutch
down
mastodon
black label society
COC
and any other melodic-southern-bluesmetal
then check out baroness.