Best Band Ever Vocals: Ronnie James Dio Lead Guitar: Tony Iommi Rhythm Guitar: Alex Lifeson Bass: Geddy Lee Drums: Mike Portnoy Keyboards: Kevin Moore
2nd Best Band Ever Vocals: Rob Halford Lead Guitar: John Petrucci Rhythm Guitar: Ritchie Blackmore Bass: Geezer Butler Drums: Neil Peart Keyboards: Rick Wakeman
3rd Best Band Ever Vocals: Russell Allen Lead Guitar: Buckethead Rhythm Guitar: Gary Moore Bass: John Myung Drums: Dave Lombardo Keyboards: Michael Pinnella
Best Vocalist Ever - Top 10 01. Ronnie James Dio 02. Rob Halford 03. Russell Allen 04. Geoff Tate 05. Floor Jansen 06. Chris Cornell 07. Freddie Mercury 08. Ian Gillan 09. Hansi Kürsch 10. Phil Lynott
Best Guitarist Ever - Top 10 01. Tony Iommi 02. Alex Lifeson 03. John Petrucci 04. Ritchie Blackmore 05. Buckethead 06. Gary Moore 07. Glenn Tipton 08. Dave Mustaine 09. David Gilmour 10. Joe Satriani
Best Bassist Ever - Top 10 01. Geddy Lee 02. Geezer Butler 03. John Myung 04. Chris Squire 05. Flea 06. Phil Lynott 07. Roger Waters 08. Bootsy Collins 09. John Paul Jones 10. Sting
Best Drummer Ever - Top 10 01. Mike Portnoy 02. Neil Peart 03. Dave Lombardo 04. Bill Ward 05. Phil Collins 06. Bill Bruford 07. Stewart Copeland 08. Gene Hoglan 09. Richard Christy 10. Danny Carey
Best Keyboardist Ever - Top 10 01. Kevin Moore 02. Rick Wakeman 03. Michael Pinnella 04. Keith Emerson 05. Tuomas Holopainen 06. Tony Banks 07. Jens Johansson 08. Jon Lord 09. Jordan Rudess 10. Santeri Kallio
One thing I like about the winning lineup is that it actually makes sense. I can hear what that group of musicians would come up with, and there’s shared history between enough of them. The other lineups just seem like drawing random musicians out of a hat and I’m not sure what (if any) musical connection there is.
Lead Guitar: Tony Iommi
Rhythm Guitar: Alex Lifeson
rather the other way around!
Portnoy can keep his sticks into (the bandmates of) his shitty projects for the rest of his playing time.
Kevin Moore, who is that even? Not even remotely in top 50 of important keyboard players in history.
Garm is a better singer than Dio;
Carl August Tiddeman & Knut Magne Valle are two hell of guitarists
(Iommi is a legend, and a god on earth obviously, and shouldn't have been in this game at all for precisely those reasons);
Hugh Steven James Mingay;
Sverd's baroque approach to keyboards beats all competition;
and, last but not least,
Hellhammer vs. Portnoy? Really?
Not to mention that's a line-up that actually existed.