In 2009, Hetfield was ranked at no. 8 in Joel McIver 's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists  and no. 24 by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. In Guitar World 's poll, Hetfield was placed as the 19th greatest guitarist of all time, as well as being placed second (along with Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett ) in The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists poll of the same magazine. Rolling Stone placed Hetfield as the 87th greatest guitarist of all time.