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UK's Rock Bible Joins Forces With PlayStation 2 Game Guitar Hero To Discover The Greatest Player Of All Time

Wednesday 26 July 2006/... Guitar Hero publisher RedOctane has joined forces with Kerrang! magazine in a bid to find the nation's favourite guitar hero ever.

The game has been making wannabe rock stars' dreams come true since its release - but which guitarists do its players and Kerrang! readers admire the most? Whose poses are they pulling when rocking out with the game's Guitar Hero Gibson SG controller? Which axe-grinding gods do they become?

A shortlist of the greatest-ever guitarists has been determined by Kerrang!'s editorial team for the magazine's inaugural 'Sultans of String', in association with Guitar Hero.

1. Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath

2. Angus Young, AC/DC

3. Dimebag Darrell, Pantera/Damageplan

4. James Hetfield, Metallica

5. Slash, Guns 'N'Roses/Velvet Revolver

6. Kerry King, Slayer

7. Matt Bellamy, Muse

8. Matt Heafy, Trivium

9. Tom Morello, Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave

10. Jimmy Page, Led Zepplin

This week's issue sees each of these guitarists profiled, and contains details on how readers can vote for their favourite. Everyone who votes stands a chance of winning a Gibson SG Faded guitar or one of 25 copies of Guitar Hero.

"This will be the ultimate rock-off," says Dave Noble, business development, RedOctane. "10 of the best guitarists in the world, in a vote organised in association with the best guitar game in the world. It's the perfect combination - and a question which will certainly get the nation thinking."

The Guitar Hero 'Sultans of String' appears in today's edition of Kerrang!

The results will be announced shortly.

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