what a load of crap. James Dean Bradfield? Did you see him attempting the intro to This Charming Man on BBC recently? Seems as though pre-1983 never existed for NME. Marr, Coxon and Bellamy were all worthy choices, but most of them...well. I can't believe U2's Edge isn't there, nor Andy Summers, two of the most influential guitarists ever, and they were still alive last time I checked. The NME used to be full of great bands, great reading and journalism,and great debate. Don't know why I bother reading these 'top lists', but I do, I still do
The Edge is amazing, he's made a career out of playing virtually the same song for 30 years, which is an achievement of sorts.