50 Greatest Guitar Solos

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vanhalenfreak

jimmy page didn't even write stair way to heaven
the band Taurus wrote the tune about 4 years before
page did
Page should coff up and tell the truth

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cannibalist

Why in the HELL is the solo to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" even in the running?

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tunesdoons

He is an Idol to many on this list. UFO's Rock Bottom
should be in the top 10 on this list. Anybody that has heard Schenkers solo in this song would have to agree.It also has rock guitars greatest song opening riff.

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the_maka179

are ever hear about sea of lie by michael romeo that the best solo in the history of the electric guitar ,plase fir your list.

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DominoDm

I agree 100%. The tapping lick is awesome.

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raijin2448

I'm surprised Michael Romeo's solo from Ayreon's 2000 album, Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator, wasn't in the listing. He plays a chromatic rift in it that is technically impossible for crying out loud.

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bmurphy821

I am very disappointed and shocked with these picks, how can you possibly not include Ritchie Blackmore, Buck Dharma, Tony Iommi.

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bmurphy821

you idiot blackmore is 15, but there still is no Dharma or Iommi.

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wahhey

50 plus years of Rock and Roll music and Dimebag Darrell is on this list twice? Slash twice? I would have to say this is a wake up call that your music collection has way to much metal in it. There's more to guitar than diminished and harmonic minor scales. It's really hard to pick up a guitar magazine if you are over 25.

Ace Frehley ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .......

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maybeyeah

It appears you're keeping this to commercial releases, there have been a zillion blazing Jerry Garcia solos, many of which blow a lot of what you list away. Granted it isn't the type of thing you'll hear on commercial radio but so what? They're commercial releases, the "Vault" and "Dick's Picks" stuff. Throw a dart at any of those and you're bound to hit a killer Jerry solo.

drp

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maybeyeah

The omission of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" from "The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East" (Duane's solo) is unexcusable.

Try again.

drp

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swerve

Seriously folks. I like the list but the omission of Tony Iommi is unacceptable.

I guess being the father of Heavy Metal ain't what it used to be. Interesting considering how many of his disciples you did put on the list.

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tamnstu

and what about the solo from Paradise City?

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bugmenot

I am the Resurrection - John Squire, Stone Roses. Legendary!

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rockguy

Brian May once, I can't really agree with, but shutting out Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe) is inexcusable. I think my two favorite solos EVER are "Crying To The Sky" (I) and "Crying To The Sky" (II). Channeling the ghost of Hendrix has to count for something, even just as a reminder that faster isn't always better...

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texasbassman

The first thing I thought was, "where is Bill Nelson?"..."crying to the sky" has to be one of my all time favorites. I would also recommend Billy Gibbons early stuff from the pre-Warner ZZ Top albums. Also, I think Monte Montgomery is very talented.

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guitarz21

i think you have a great list, but how can you put "ben felder" down for the eagles!!! you have him at #8 best guitar solo and you got his name wrong!!

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piert

I understand that one thing that comes with coming out with a "Best of" list is just an invitation for "HEY WHY DIDN'T (Insert favorite band) MAKE THE LIST!?!?!?" but excluding Iron Maiden from a greatest guitar solos list is just plain stupid. Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers are 3 of the best guitarists out there, their shit is pure gold and there is no denying that

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misterpid

Eddie Hazel should be on this list.

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mimz69

You do not have Clapton's Presence of the Lord with Cream nor do you have Clapton's Bad Love. This list is half right at best. Also, I do not recall any Jeff Beck in the list so .......

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stonedby1

1. Kirk Hammet does not belong on this list.
2. Dave Mustaine does.
3. Black Sabbath's "you won't change me" should be in the top 5

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misterpid

Dave Flett's solo in Mannfred Mann's Earth Band's version of Blinded by the Light really deserves a spot on this list.

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magnumbi

Larry Carlton's solo is my top 5 if not #1. I know he is known as a jazz guitarist but he sure rocked on Kid Charlemagne.

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vandalin7

I think someone owes Tony Iommi from Sabbath an apology. How is he not on this list? He is considered by many to be the best guitar player ever! He is a god in the metal world. They put Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley before: warning, hand of doom, fairies wear boots, and many more. Even some of the stuff he did outside of sabbath is superior to crazy train and mr crowley.

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pcb1962

Where's Scuttle Buttin'? Should definiteley be top 10

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phreak_68

Who the heck is "Ben Felder"? (#8) And please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't his name, Don Felder?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_California_(song)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Felder

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pirates10

your right, maybe it was his brother or something

??? :s

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philt1

I think Hot for Teacher is underrated in this ranking, I think its top 10 material. Missing from this list is Statesboro Blues from the Allman Bros Fillmore album, maybe the best slide guitar solo ever recorded. And for Stevie Ray, the all time great performance is Testify. If you haven't heard it, go hear it right now.

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andrewjustin

.. me too. Last seen, 1997.

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rttech82

Hey, I love Stairway to Heaven just as much as the next guy but dude, Nothing can touch Van Halen's Eruption! I mean really!

RT
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davegs

I just got the new guitar hero for christmas i love the new popular culture music on it my son and I have been playing just about every day.

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