Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mustaine, Eddie Van Halen... we love them all, but how about we talk about some other guitarists for once?

Our aim here is to highlight the axemen who have been quietly (well, loudly - this is rock and metal after all) going about their business, propelling their respective bands in ways that may not be as flashy as the typical legends. Some, like Testament's Eric Peterson, Helloween's Michael Weikath and, yes, Iron Maiden's twirly-happy Janick Gers, are overshadowed by their bandmates, but their accomplishments shouldn't be diminished as a result.

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We love Joe Satriani and Tony Iommi too, but let's hear it for some other guitarists for once!

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