100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke's Picks

From Jerry Garcia and Joan Jett to B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone critic chooses the best and most influential guitarists in rock

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Jonny Greenwood

60. Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead's two lead guitarists have a symbiotic relationship. Greenwood is closer to a traditional lead man; those are his unwell bends at the end of "Just" and "Paranoid Android." O'Brien likes the wacky noises; the ghostly above-the-nutjangle on OK Computer's "Lucky" and the high, reverberating pops on Hail to the Thief's "2 + 2 = 5" are his handiwork.

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