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Guitar World's 2015 Readers' Poll: Pick the Best Shredder, Best Blues Guitarist and More

Well, gang, it’s time once again to take Guitar World magazine's annual readers' poll.

Should David Gilmour take the Hall of Fame crown—or is the late B.B. King more deserving?

Was Van Halen the year’s best live act? Or was it Judas Priest? Should Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best Blues Guitarist and Rock Album?

It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and several more (There are 14 questions in all), so start voting and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in an early 2016 issue of Guitar World magazine. Thanks for a great year!

(Previous Winners: John Petrucci, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Slash, Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page)

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Was Judas Priest the year’s best live act? Or was it Van Halen? Will Joe Satriani reign over Gus G as Best Shredder? What about this year's best blues guitarist and rock album? It’s up to you to determine the winners of these matchups and more (There are 14 questions in all), so get voting now and help us determine the best of 2015.

The results will appear in a future issue of Guitar World.

Guitar World Staff

Since 1980, Guitar World has been the ultimate resource for guitarists. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is the place to look.