Spin names the 100 greatest guitarists of all time

Irish rock band U2 guitarist The Edge performs on stage during the 360° Tour at Ciudad de La Plata stadium, in La Plata, Argentina on April 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images) JUAN MABROMATA

U2 guitarist The Edge performs at Ciudad de La Plata stadium, in La Plata, Argentina on April 2, 2011.
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(CBS News) Who are the greatest guitarists of all time?

Eric Clapton? Slash? Jimi Hendrix, perhaps? Think again.

Spin magazine came up with the top 100 guitarist of all time, and none of them made the cut. Neither did classic guitarists Keith Richards, Jimmy Page or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Instead, think: Skrillex, Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Doug Martsch of Built to Spill, PJ Harvey, Bob Mould, Stephen Malkmus of Pavement and Run DMC's Jam Master Jay.

Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, meanwhile, topped the list.

"Sonic Youth's guitar frenzy freed us from punk's inelegance, gave us something exact and un-nameable, gave us some sweltering sensation of life and at the same time, removed us from it," Spin explains. "They put soul into our noise."

Spin editors said they "veered toward the alternative canon" when tallying up their favorites.

Others who made the list include Tom Morello, Jack White, Johnny Marr, Prince, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, The Edge and Frank Zappa.

See Spin's complete list here.

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