Rock Guitar Players

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

Steve Lukather

Steve Lukather Birth Name Steven Lee Lukather Born October 21, 1957 San Fernando Valley, California, U.S. Age 62 Years Genres Rock, hard rock, jazz fusion,

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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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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Birth Name Joe Bonamassa Born May 8, 1977 New Hartford, New York, U.S. Age 42 Years Genres Blues-rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson John Wooden started coaching the UCLA basketball team in 1948 and it was 16 years, some of them pretty rough, until his team

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Birth Name Joe Bonamassa Born May 8, 1977 New Hartford, New York, U.S. Age 42 Years Genres Blues, rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Birth Name Charles Edward Anderson Berry Born October 18, 1926 Died March 18, 2017 (aged 90) Genres Rock and roll Instruments Guitar, vocals

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Shawn Lane

Shawn Lane

Shawn Lane Birth Name Shawn Lane Born March 21, 1963, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Died September 26, 2003 (aged 40) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Instrumental Rock,

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Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen Birth Name Edward Lodewijk van Halen Born January 26, 1955 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Age 66 Years Genres Smooth jazz, jazz fusion

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Steve Howe

Steve Howe

Steve Howe Birth Name Stephen James Howe Born 8 April 1947, Holloway, London, England Age 73 Genres Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Instrumental Rock, Hard Rock,

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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore Birth Name Richard Hugh Blackmore Born 14 April 1945 (age 75), Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England Died – Genres Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock,

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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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Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid Birth Name Vernon Alphonsus Reid Born 22 August 1958 London, England Age 61 Years Genres Alternative metal, funk metal, heavy metal, funk rock

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Duane Eddy

Duane Eddy Birth Name Duany Eddy Born April 26, 1938 Age 83 year Genres Rock rockabilly, rock and roll, proto-surf rock country Instruments Guitar Associated

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Andy Summers

Andy Summers Birth Name Andrew James Somers Born 31 December 1942 Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England Age 77 Years Genres Rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, new wave,

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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Birth Name Ellas Otha Bates Born December 30, 1928 Died June 2, 2008 (aged 79) Genres Rhythm and blues rock and roll Instruments

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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert Birth Name Paul Gilbert Paul Brandon Gilbert Born 6 November 1966 Carbondale, Illinois, U.S. Age 53 Years Genres Instrumental rock, heavy metal, hard

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Angus Young

Angus Young Birth Name Angus McKinnon Young Born 31 March 1955 (age 65) Glasgow, Scotland Age 76 Genres Hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll

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Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff Birth Name Paul Francis Kossoff Born 14 September 1950, Hampstead, London, England Died 19 March 1976 (aged 25), en route to New York

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana Birth Name Carlos Santana Born July 20, 1947 (age 72) Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico Age 72 Genres Latin rock, blues rock, jazz

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Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh Birth Name John Weldon Cale Born December 5, 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Died July 26, 2013 (aged 74) Genres Americana, Cajun, blues,

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Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor Birth Name Michael Kevin Taylor Born 17 January 1949 Welwyn Garden City, England Age 72 Years Genres Rock blues Instruments Guitar Associated acts

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Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine Birth Name Tony MacAlpine Born August 29, 1960, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Age 59 Genres Instrumental Rock, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard

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Martin Rotsey

Martin Rotsey

Martin Rotsey Birth Name Martin Rotsey Born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Age   Genres Martin Rotsey Rock, alternative rock Instruments Guitar Associated acts Midnight

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Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Dick Dale Birth Name Richard Anthony Monsour Born May 4, 1937 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Died March 16, 2019 (aged 81) Genres Surf rock, proto-punk, instrumental

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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola Birth Name Al Laurence Di Meola Born July 22, 1954, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Age 66 Genres Jazz, Jazz Fusion, World

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Prince

Prince Birth Name Prince Rogers Nelson Born June 7, 1958 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Died April 21, 2016 Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota, U.S. Genres Blues, blues

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Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore Birth Name Vinnie Moore Born April 14, 1964, New Castle, Delaware, United States Age 56 Genres Neoclassical Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Instrumental

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Birth Name Kurt Donald Cobain Born February 20, 1967 Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. Died April 5, 1994 (aged 27) Seattle, Washington, U.S. Genres Grunge,

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Steve Morse

Steve Morse

Steve Morse Birth Name Steve J. Morse Born July 28, 1954, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Age 66 Genres Instrumental Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards Birth Name Keith Richards Born 18 December 1943 Dartford, Kent, England Age 76 Years Genres Rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, rhythm

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Tony Iommi Guitarist

Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi Birth Name Anthony Frank Iommi Born 19 February 1948 (age 72) Handsworth, Birmingham, England Age 72 Years Genres Heavy metal, doom metal, hard

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Jack White

Jack White Birth Name John Anthony Gillis Born July 9, 1975 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Age 44 Years Genres Blues rock, garage rock revival, alternative rock,

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Birth Name Stephen Ray Vaughan Born October 3, 1954 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Died August 27, 1990 (aged 35) Genres Blues, blues rock,

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Tom Morello

Tom Morello Birth Name Thomas Baptiste Morello Born May 30, 1964 Harlem, New York, U.S. Age 55 Years Genres Alternative metal, funk metal, heavy metal,

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley Birth Name Jeffrey Scott Buckley Born November 17, 1966 Anaheim, California, U.S. Died May 29, 1997 (aged 30) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Alternative

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Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter Birth Name Jeffrey Allen Baxter Born December 13, 1948 (age 71) Washington, D.C., United States Age 71 Years Genres Rock, jazz-rock, blue-eyed soul

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Duane Allman

Duane Allman

Duane Allman Birth Name Howard Duane Allman Born November 20, 1946 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Died October 29, 1971 (aged 24) Macon, Georgia, U.S. Genres Southern

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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Birth Name Geoffrey Arnold Beck Born 24 June 1944 (age 75) Wallington, Surrey, England, UK Age 75 Years Genres Blues-rock psychedelic rock, instrumental

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Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan Birth Name Leroy Buchanan Born September 23, 1939 Ozark, Arkansas, US Died August 14, 1988 (aged 48) Fairfax, Virginia, US Genres Blues, blues

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour Birth Name David Jon Gilmour Born 6 March 1946 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Age 74 Years Genres Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, ambient

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David Lindley

David Lindley

David Lindley Birth Name David Lindley Born March 21, 1944 San Marino, California, US Age 76 Years Genres Rock, country, world music Instruments Guitar, string

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend Birth Name Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend Born 19 May 1945 (age 75), Chiswick, Middlesex, England Died – Genres Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock,

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The Edge

The Edge Birth Name David Howell Evans Born 8 August 1961 Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom Age 58 Years Genres Rock, post-punk, alternative rock Instruments

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Birth Name Johnny Allen Hendrix Born November 27, 1942 Seattle, Washington, US Died September 18, 1970 (aged 27) Kensington, London, UK Genres Rock,

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Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Steve Vai Birth Name Steven Siro Vai Born June 6, 1960 Carle Place, New York, U.S. Age 59 Years Genres Instrumental rock, hard rock, heavy

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Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page Birth Name James Patrick Page Born 9 January 1944 Heston, Middlesex, England Age 76 Years Genres Rock, blues, folk, hard rock, heavy metal

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Brian May

Brian May Birth Name Brian Harold May Born 19 July 1947 (age 72) Hampton, London, England Age 70 Genres Hard rock, boogie rock, blues rock,

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Gary Moore

Gary Moore Birth Name Robert William Gary Moore Born 4 April 1952 Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland Died 6 February 2011 (aged 58) Estepona, Malaga

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Lowell George

Lowell George Birth Name Lowell Thomas George Born April 13, 1945 Hollywood, California, United States Died June 29, 1979 (aged 34) Arlington, Virginia Genres Blues

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