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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt: the 10 guitarists that blew my mind

7. Europe (Kee Marcello/John Norum)

“Can we make this one a tie? They’re such different players. John is much more blues-based, you can really hear the Gary Moore and Michael Schenker in his playing. He wears those influences on his sleeve and plays hard. 

“Kee is more difficult to pin down, but he seems very American West Coast-inspired. His lines were very melodic, yet super fast and somehow you could still sing along to them… which was less the case with John Norum, who you could say had more fire to his playing. Both of them, regardless, are exceptional guitarists.”