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BEST BAND EVER - Guitarists: Round 22, Low 16

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Sep 13, 2017.


Vote for your FAVORITE guitarist(s):

  1. Michael Romeo

  2. Robert Fripp

  3. -

  4. Andrew Latimer

  5. Roy Z

  6. -

  7. James Hetfield

  8. Pete Townshend

  9. -

  10. Chris DeGarmo

  11. Jeff Beck

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Welcome to the Best Band Ever game!

    We're starting the game by choosing the best guitarists first. After that, we'll choose the best bassist, drummer, and vocalist, in that order. This band won't have a keyboardist because I can't be arsed making a list of them too, and I already have the other 4 lists finished :p

    First I'll divide the 100 nominated guitarists into 5 random groups of 20, and there'll be 8 guitarists promoted from each group. Afterwards, the remaining 64 guitarists will battle it out knockout style. In the first part, you'll vote for your least favorites (number of guitarists remaining-8=number of guitarists you can vote for), in the knockout phase you'll vote for your favorites in each match. Most of these selections will be random (might make up some seeds for the knockout phase though), so sorry if there are two huge favorites going against each other early in the game :p

    In each round, you can post videos and stuff to promote your favorite musicians and try to get them to victory.
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    My votes:

    Don't listen to B.B. King, Buckethead, Django Reinhardt, Jeff Beck, Tony MacAlpine or Yngwie Malmsteen.
    James Hetfield is great for Metallica but isn't really anything special out of context. Same for Malcolm Young. Michael Wilton, Roland Grapow and Roy Z are all great guitarists but the competition is tough. And because of the Dio feud I kind of don't like Vivian Campbell. I know it doesn't have anything to do with his skills on guitar, but fuck him anyway.
  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    So let me get this straight: you just voted for a whole pile of guys you don't listen to? Why start a game so negatively?
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Tough competition :p I heard almost everything the 8 guitarists I didn't vote for released, really doubt that listening to the 6 I never listened to would make me change my votes. Although, as I said, if someone posts videos I'll listen to them :)
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Tried to avoid voting for guitarists I don't know, plenty to choose from that I don't care for.
  6. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    This is hard because I'm not familiar with half of these guitarists, but I really don't think it's fair to vote against them because of that.

    EDIT: Although I may end up having to vote tactically in order to save someone I DO like, like Jerry Cantrell...
  7. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Also is the voting supposed to be based strictly on talent? Or should we take things like songwriting ability, stage presence/showmanship, career success, longevity, etc. into consideration?
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  8. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Call of the Wretched Diesel

    I honestly have no idea who to vote for. I'll be back when it's slimmed down a bit.

    ...unless I read BS like this. One of the greatest guitar gods ever! :mad:
  9. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Voted but forgot to click on Jerry Cantrell.
  10. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    It's impossible for anyone here to know all 100 guitarists though, I think it's fair.

    Your choice :p Whatever you define as "best" :p
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Ooh it's happening
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    It might have been nice to have a selected video/solo for each, otherwise we're basing it all on personal familiarity or whatever Youtube throws at us first. Mind you, 100 guitarists would have made it a lot of work.
  13. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    Malcolm Young deserves better...
  14. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    Voting for Vivian Campbell.
  15. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    I'm going to vote for Yngwe until he dies of downvotes, and then I'm halting my play because everyone else rocks.
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    1. Alex Skolnick
    2. B.B. King
    3. Brent Hinds
    4. Dan Swanö
    5. James Hetfield
    6. Jeff Beck
    7. Jerry Cantrell
    8. John Petrucci
    9. Malcolm Young
    10. Michael Wilton
    11. Pete Townshend
    12. Tony MacAlpine
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Campbell is an absolute joy to the ears. Brilliant, adventurous guitar work on the Dio albums.

    Grapow's solos in 1989-2000 Helloween are very good. Check e.g. this one for example. Or this (first solo). More:

    Also his riffs (and songwriting). Certainly brought the songs in that era to a higher level.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  18. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    My votes:
    Dan Swanö (never been an EoS fan)
    Hetfield (yep, he's the pillar that makes Metallica listenable throughout the years and its most talented members, but ... no)
    Malcolm Young
    Pete Townshend (I respect him and his contributions to rock music and he's an absurdly talented songwriter, but as a guitarist he's really not comparable to the others)
    Roy Z (again, talented, but not comparable to the others)
    Campbell (like his work with Dio, but he's not my favourite in general)

    Next in line would be probably Wilton and Grapow.

    YT links

    Reinhardt - I bet you never heard the French hymn done like this

    Randomly chosen link by MacAlpine

    And random Beck


    (is it just me or is he channeling Gary Moore here? I mean specifically Bad News)
  19. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Am I not allowed to fix this?
  20. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    So, there will be no Keyboardist rounds? That's disappointing...
    JudasMyGuide likes this.

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