The Top 10 “Douchiest Guitarists Of All Time”, According To O.C. Weekly
O.C. Weekly has put out a list of The Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time. Note: They're referring to how the musicians play the guitar, not how they act when they're not playing. See the list here:
O.C. Weekly said, quote,
There's a fine line between sexy and, well, douchey. You know, that rocker who poses on his knees for just a little too long, gives us just a little too much 'O' face during every solo and is hell bent to show us all how many guitars he or she can play at once.
- Steve Vai
- Eddie Van Halen
- Superstar shredder Michael Angelo Batio
- Joe Satriani
- C.C. DeVille from Poison
- Wes Borland from Limp Bizkit
- Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick
- Esteban...the guitar overlord of QVC and HSN
- Yngwie Malmsteen
- John Mayer
I agree with most on this list, but I have a hard time putting Eddie Van Halen in the douchey guitarist category. He was just having a blast shredding it like no other. I don't think he went over that line like some of the other great guitarists on this list. Such as Steve Vai:
Check out the full list from O.C. Weekly for write-ups and videos for each guitarist.