Chris Impellitteri (born 1964 in Connecticut) is a guitarist. According to Guitar One Magazine, he is the second fastest shredder in the world.  His influences range from rockers such as Eddie Van Halen, Uli Jon Roth and Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen to fusion players like Al Di Meola. He has played in several tributes through his career, has led his own-band, Impellitteri since 1987. In 1988 he worked together with ex Marbles, ex- Rainbow ex-Alcatrazz singer Graham Bonnet.