25. Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
Deeply influenced by heavy metal, Morello took that inspiration, along with his fancy for hip-hop, funk and even some electronica, and created a sound that drove Rage Against the Machine to world-wide success. However, he’s also capable of keeping it mainstream, as was evident by appearing on stage with Bruce Springsteen on several occasions. Morello’s melting-pot guitar sound is also an influence for a new age of musicians.