Paul Gilbert| birth_place = Carbondale, Illinois, U.S. | alias = | genre = Instrumental rock, heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock, power pop, neoclassical metal, speed metal, progressive metal | instrument = Guitar, vocals | associated_acts = Racer X, Mr. Big, Black Sheep, G3, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Yellow Matter Custard, The Electric Fence, stOrk | label = Universal Japan, Shrapnel, Music Theories Recordings | years_active = 1983–present | website = [http://www.paulgilbert.com Official website] }} Paul Brandon Gilbert is an American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist. He is best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big. He was also a member of Racer X, with whom he released several albums. In 1996, Gilbert launched a solo career, for which he has released numerous solo albums, and featured in numerous collaborations and guest appearances on other musicians' albums.
Gilbert has been voted fourth-best on GuitarOne magazine's "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time". He has also ranked in ''Guitar World's'' "50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time" list. Provided by Wikipedia