Rock Player of the Year

VG Readers’ Choice Awards 2017Joe Bonamassa
Inducted in 2017
Paragon of the modern enterprising guitarist, Joe Bonamassa is one of the preeminent blues-rock players on the scene today. And while some still see him as the “new kid,” it’s been nearly 30 years since he was that 13-year-old jumping onstage to jam with B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. Read the complete VG Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.
Jeff BeckJeff Beck
Awarded in 2016
The eight-time Grammy winner and hot rod enthusiast embodies the philosophy of the forward-thinking guitarist, continually moving on to fresh avenues of self-expression and arresting sounds. Find all the details in the 2016 VG Readers’ Choice Awards.
Warren HaynesWarren Haynes
Awarded in 2015
Warren Haynes could hold a lot of titles, including “busiest man in rock and roll.” Most fans know him as a guitarist in two versions of the Allman Brothers Band, but his resumé is full of other gigs for which guitarists would be chomping at the bit. As fellow southern guitarist, Greg Martin, points out, Haynes has paid his dues. Find all the details in the 2015 VG Readers’ Choice Awards.