Journey’s Neal Schon Doesn’t Care If He’s The Greatest Guitar Player Of All time

Neal Schon is not competing against other guitarists in rock history and doesn’t care whether or not he makes it into the top 10 best guitar players list.

The Journey guitarist took to X to reply to Rock History’s post about the best rock guitarists. The source shared a picture of Schon and wrote:

“Is Neal Schon in your top 10 greatest guitarists of ALL TIME?”

In response, Schon said he didn’t care and never claimed to be the best guitarist:

“Haha funny. I don’t claim to be and don’t care as music is not a competition between real players. It’s a gift to be able to express yourself – preference of music is always your personal choice.”

An Exclusion Bothered Schon

Throughout his career, Schon made it to the best rock guitarists lists many times. And though it seems like he doesn’t care, the guitarist once criticized Rolling Stone for excluding him from their yearly ‘Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ list on X.

When a fan asked the rocker about his absence from the list, Schon suggested that the list wasn’t exactly ‘honest.’

“It’s ok. I’m in good company. RS is bought. [several dollar emojis].”

He also highlighted how Guitar Magazine had recognized him on their own lists of ‘greatest guitarists.’

See Schon’s post here.