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Guitar Greats: Mark Tremonti

From his time in Creed to his most recent work with Alter Bridge and Tremonti, guitarist Mark Tremonti might be one of the hardest working and most underrated players out today.

Creed stigma aside, Tremonti's released works have spanned the entire spectrum of the rock genre unlike some of his contemporaries and those before him or after him.  Simply put, there is no rest in the man.  If one of his band's is taking a break, that just means he's working with another.

If the above isn't reason enough to respect Tremonti, then you should really rethink your own criteria of what makes for a great guitarist.

Portrait of the American rock group Creed, 1990s. L-R: Scott Phillips, Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti.

 

Photo of ALTER BRIDGE and Mark TREMONTI

USA Photo of ALTER BRIDGE and Mark TREMONTI, guitarist with Alter Bridge Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti playing with Alter Bridge.

 

Creed acoustic set at K-Rock

Creed's Scott Stapp & Mark Tremonti during Creed perform a special acoustic set at 92.3 K-Rock studios in New York City at K-Rock Studios in New York City, New York, United States. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Creed's Scott Stapp & Mark Tremonti during Creed perform a special acoustic set  in New York City.

 

Mark Tremonti of Creed performs at the My VH-1 Music Awards 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge performs during the Voodoo Music Experience 2004 on October 17, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Brigde performing live at the main stage at Download festival, Downington Park on June 11,2005.

 

Mark Tremonti performing on stage.

 

Creed Performs At The Riverbend Music Center In Cincinnati

Mark Tremonti of Creed performs at the Riverbend Music Center on August 28, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti of Creed performs at the Riverbend Music Center on August 28, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Mark Tremonti of Creed performs at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on August 15, 2010 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

 

Slash Performs At Brixton Academy In London

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed performs a solo show on stage at Brixton Academy on October 11, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed performs a solo show on stage at Brixton Academy on October 11, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

 

Creed In Concert With Eve To Adam - Los Angeles, CA

Mark Tremonti of the Rock Band Creed performs in concert with Eve To Adam at The Wiltern on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti of Creed performs in concert with Eve To Adam at The Wiltern on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge backstage at the Manchester Arena on October 22, 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

Alter Bridge In Concert - Detroit, MI

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge performs at The Fillmore Detroit on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge performs at The Fillmore Detroit on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

2015 Louder Than Life Festival

Mark Tremonti of Tremonti performs during the Louder Than Life Music Festival at Champions Park on October 3, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Mark Tremonti of Tremonti performs during the Louder Than Life Music Festival at Champions Park on October 3, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.