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Chili Pepper tops guitarist poll

By | Published on Monday 12 April 2010

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante has been named the greatest guitarist of the last three decades in a survey undertaken by 6music. It seems they forgot to include Danny from McFly on the shortlist. Slash came second, Muse’s Matt Bellamy third, Modest Smiths Cribber Johnny Marr fourth and RATM’s Tom Morello fifth. James from Busted wasn’t shortlisted either. Criminal.

As previously reported, Frusciante confirmed last year that he will not rejoin his former bandmates on their next album, the second time he has left the Peppers. He now plans to return to his solo work. I’m not sure if it was his many past solo albums or his RHCP contributions that so impressed the 30,000 people who apparently voted in 6’s Axe Factor poll. Perhaps they were attracted by his vaguely exotic surname.