518. Yngwie Malmsteen
The master of shredding is considered by many as the best Heavy Metal guitarist that lived and even his detractors will have a hard time arguing that he upped the ante with his Classical infused Metal licks. Problem is; Malmsteen has many detractors who point to a lack of progression and emotion in his work and paint him as a “masturbatory” artist. Regardless, if talent alone gets a musician in a hall Malmstreen has a shot.