Metal Guitar Players

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Check out our comprehensive list of metal guitar players. Check out our player history for current players or new players on the scene. Includes are biographies, videos and blues guitar lessons.

James Hetfield

James Hetfield Birth Name James Alan Hetfield Born August 3, 1963 Downey, California, U.S. Age 56 Years Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, speed

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Michael Lee Firkins

Michael Lee Firkins

Michael Lee Firkins Birth Name Michael Lee Firkins Born May 19, 1967, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Age 53 Genres Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock Instruments Electric

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Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde Birth Name Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt Born January 14, 1967, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. Age 53 Genres Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Sludge Metal, Groove

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John Petrucci

John Petrucci

John Petrucci Birth Name John Peter Petrucci Born July 12, 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York, U.S. Age 53 Genres Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal,

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Ron Jarzombek

Ron Jarzombek

Ron Jarzombek Birth Name Ron Jarzombek Born San Antonio, Texas Died – Genres Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Technical Death Metal, Instrumental Rock Instruments

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Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell Birth Name Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. Born March 18, 1966, Tacoma, Washington, U.S. Age 54 Genres Alternative Metal, Grunge, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal,

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Joe Stump

Joe Stump

Joe Stump Birth Name Joseph William Stump Born September 18, 1960 Age 59 Genres Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Neoclassical Metal Instruments Guitar, Bass

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Jesper Stromblad

Jesper Stromblad

Jesper Stromblad Birth Name Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad Born 28 November 1972, Gothenburg, Sweden Age 47 Genres Melodic Death Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Power

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Synyster Gates

Synyster Gates

Synyster Gates Birth Name Brian Elwin Haner Jr. Born July 7, 1981, Long Beach, California, U.S. Age 39 Genres Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock,

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen Birth Name Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck Born 30 June 1963 Stockholm, Sweden Age 56 Years Genres Heavy metal, neoclassical metal, hard rock Instruments

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Neil Zaza

Neil Zaza

Neil Zaza Birth Name Neil Zaza Born 1964, Akron, Ohio, United States Died – Genres Heavy Metal, Instrumental Rock, Neoclassical Metal Instruments Guitar Labels Melodik,

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Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson Birth Name Jason Richardson Born July 30, 1991, Manassas, Virginia, United States Age 29 Genres Deathcore, Metalcore, Progressive Metal, Djent Instruments Guitar, Bass,

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Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell Birth Name Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott Born August 20, 1966 Ennis, Texas, U.S. Died December 8, 2004 (aged 38) Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Misha Mansoor

Misha Mansoor

Misha Mansoor Birth Name Misha Mansoor Born October 31, 1984, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. Age 35 Genres Progressive Metal, Djent, Progressive Metalcore Instruments Guitar, Bass, Drums,

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