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- Posted on Apr 12th 2010 7:00AM by Matt Glazebrook
Other celebrated fret abusers who ranked high on the rundown include Stoke's finest ex-Guns N' Roses rocker Slash, who came in second with 10.3 percent, and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy (8.6 percent), who finished third. Smiths founder and current Cribs cohort Johnny Marr is fourth placed with 6.8 percent of the votes cast, while Rage Against the Machine songwriter Tom Morello (5 percent) can claim to be the nation's fifth-favourite six-string virtuoso.
Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Prince, Jack White of the White Stripes and Raconteurs, and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck completed the top 10.
Big names who finished further down the polling include Stone Roses' John Squire (13th place), Blur's Graham Coxon (15th) and ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher (19th). Late Nirvana singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain could manage to only nab the 20th slot.
The highest ranked female ax-wielder on a testosterone-heavy tally was PJ Harvey, who came in a 29th place with 0.6 percent of the completed ballots. The full Axe Factor Top 40 is available to view here.