'Better' is very relative. One will be no better only because he invests more length of his music in solos and melody. Eddie might not have soloed like Slash or Eddie but his creativity for rhythm is superior. In this sense, the creative player whose final output is an impressive result is the 'best' player, of whatever instrument. Eg.: Lemmy plays the bass wrongly but the result is excellent music. In this sense, Phill and Eddie played music which people naver had enough, Motorhead fans will always listen to all stuff always, just like Chuck Berry fans. And these do not invest in long solos (like hair metal bands do). Not forgetting that the best bands in R&R never included long solos or length to their music (rolling stones, motorhead, berry, quo, who, led zep, ramones, fairies, lizzy, beatles, searchers, costello, diddley, suzy q, joplin, checker and so on...).