BBC6 Music Axe Factor Poll results are out and the winner is

The results of the BBC6 Music Axe Factor Poll have been announced (BBC Music listeners/readers were asked to vote for their top guitarist from the last 30 years). More than 30,000 votes were cast by listeners on the BBC6 Music website and the final tally is as follows:

1. John Frusciante – Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Slash – Guns n’ Roses
3. Matt Bellamy – Muse
4. Johnny Marr – The Smiths
5. Tom Morello – Rage Against The Machine
6. Kirk Hammett – Metallica
7. Jonny Greenwood – Radiohead
8. Prince
9. Jack White – White Stripes
10. Peter Buck – REM
11. The Edge – U2
12. Thurston Moore
13. John Squire
14. Josh Homme
15. Graham Coxon
16. Omar Rodriguez Lopez
17. James Dean Bradfield
18. Jeff Buckley
19. Noel Gallagher
20. Kurt Cobain

So John Frusciante, former blues/rock/funk guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come out top. We’re also very pleased to see Slash and Johnny Marr on the list – Johnny Marr will be the focus of one of our Guitar Influences quick fact files (coming soon).

Remember to sign the petition protesting the BBC’s decision to shut down BBC6 Music and other sites here.

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