Re: Egotistical lead guitar players
There is nothing wrong with having a big ego per se, as long as you have the skills to back it up and you know the proper place for your ego. Someone with a big but healthy ego will be confident, mature, willing to work with others, intolerant of incompetence, willing to work hard and able to do what the music needs.
They will still have an attitude about them, but when it comes to the music, they perform and excel. They know they're good and they're not afraid to let others know - by actually demonstrating their talent in the right time and place. I think this kind of big ego is common among all successful musicians.