Finally got the results on this one.
Looks legit to me. I have one or two that might have been overlooked but in the end these seem right to me.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has been named the greatest guitarist of all time in a new poll sponsored by Guitar World magazine. Almost half a million votes were cast in the survey, which was the first ever commissioned by Guitar World on this subject. The tournament-style poll began in April with a total of 132 guitarists that were gradually winnowed down to the final match-up between Van Halen and QUEEN axeman Brian May, with Van Halen beating out May with 62 percent of the vote.
27,000 people voted online in the final round between Van Halen and May.
The top 10 greatest guitarists of all time, as voted by the readers of Guitar World magazine, are as follows:
01. Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
02. Brian May (QUEEN)
03. Alex Lifeson (RUSH)
04. Jimi Hendrix
05. Joe Satriani (CHICKENFOOT)
06. Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
07. Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH)
08. Steve Ray Vaughan
09. "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA)
10. Steve Vai
Eddie Van Halen has appeared on the cover of Guitar World 21 times.
Van Halen is currently recuperating at home after having intestinal surgery last month. The band came off the road midway through a summer tour and will resume its live performance sometime in 2013.
Eddie's son and bass player, Wolfgang, has been keeping busy by playing in Mark Tremonti's touring band, while singer David Lee Roth has been amusing himself by making videos in which he speaks on a number of topics.