It's finally here! After starting with 32 guitarists nearly a month ago, we're down to just two in our Greatest Metal Guitarist final round!
In what was by far the most voted-upon poll of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition so far, Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was able to edge out Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates. A malfunction in the poll on Aug. 3 caused a slight issue, but we were able to save all of your votes before starting a fresh poll later that day.
Competing with the almighty Randy Rhoads is no picnic. It'll take a truly special guitarist to defeat the late, great Rhoads, for the Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot shredder has already eliminated Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner by substantial margins.
The unorthodox nature of Adam Jones' guitar playing has elevated him to the highest of standings. Somehow able to inject a dose of every psychedelic element on the planet into his axe, Jones' unmatched style allowed his victory over Machine Head's Phil Demmel in Round 1. The Tool titan now faces perhaps the most iconic
As of March 10, 2013, Tool's debut EP, 'Opiate,' is now old enough to legally drink in the United States. To commemorate the 21st anniversary of 'Opiate,' Tool are set to re-release the EP on March 26 with a limited-edition string of CDs along with new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones. In a new interview with Jones, the guitarist talks about writing and recording 'Opiate,' how the album holds up after all these years and, of course, when Tool will put out a new record.
Congratulations to Tool guitarist Adam Jones for becoming engaged to his girlfriend Korin! When one thinks of the most romantic ways to propose, the minds of some drift to fancy restaurants, long walks on the beach or during an intimate family get-together, but not Adam Jones. The guitarist and filmmaker arranged a unique proposal from ringside at the WWE Royal Rumble event.
Tool founding member and sole guitarist Adam Jones has received a tremendous amount of praise for his musical work, but the talent of the guitarist ventures far past the auditory. Adam Jones is also an accomplished animator, makeup artist and set designer, having worked on major flicks such as 'Jurassic Park,' 'Terminator 2' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 + 5' among others.