Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Fade to Black" (Kirk Hammett) Vs. "Brighton Rock" (Brian May)

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hellbound

People are deaf!
brighton rock has a good solo but I can't even compare it to fade to black ...

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Darth Compton

it's not that the members here are deaf, it's that there are rabid Queen fans that march here to vote anything Brian May :P

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GreenBird

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heathajude

You people are comparing the guitarist and not the solo. It's the greatest solo poll. just one small piece of music in one brief moment in the artists life.

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GEENGADE

What does a guitarist think of when there is an album to write? He thinks what song should contain my solo. So when this is in mind he or she is planning an opportunity. It is the moment for the musician to flow out their veins. Now how do you go out with a bang. Do you play all the bass lines with the band or do you pull off some material that gives you the opportunity.

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timelander

As many of us here (for sure) and saving my words; I like both. But, I most a Metallica fan than Queen, and obviously I like Kirk as a guitar player (I don't mind he's out of tune, who care if he sounds great). But, but, but! Brian May is a living guitar God by far and Brighton Rock is much better since many perspective (tools' resources at the epoch that flown to a multiple sounds master piece). This poll is not fair, those solos have not point of comparison. Fade to Black is very good, but Brighton Rock is Supreme!!!

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roryon

a very,very intelligent comment here! thank you

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timelander

The worst deaf is that one doesn't want to hear!

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oneunder

I vote: none of the above.

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ipsofacto

I too wasn't overly impressed with either solo.

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SamiEndler

I didn´t know Fade To Black, but the solo is quite good!
However I will give my vote to Brian though some live versions of Brighton Rock are even better (look up the 2005 version in Sheffield...)

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SamiEndler

By the way, imho it is by far not his best solo. Listen to the solos of: "Save Me", "It´s A Hard Life", "Who Wants To Live Forever", and especially "You Don´t Fool Me".

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HK1999

Quite honestly, there is Brian May and then everyone else. I've never heard a more talented musician. Brian has always played for the song with class, taste, and innovative spirit unequaled. This magazine is predominantly metal-based and as such is an uphill battle.

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LoQ

You are aware that Brian May took 2nd place as best guitarist during the last one of these GW bracketed readers polls right?

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voodoochile2

What a joke that was .....

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matt_boing_kpow

Brian May hands down! Pure guitar genius! Hammet can only do decent solos on ballads. Not in the same class as guitarists like Friedman, Petrucci, Rhoads, Van Halen on stuff that really rocks!

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djkuula

What are the chances that either one of these will get past Crazy Train in the next round anyway?

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LoQ

As of this moment I'm looking at the poll results and Kirk is leading 69% to Brian's 31%. So I guess this means a link to this poll hasn't been posted on Queen's Facebook yet. :P

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roryon

ehm...no...this means that there are more metal fanatics than other styles!

nursetom61

i never really listened to Brighton Rock til today Holy Shit Brian May can just Rock his F'ing Balls off. I never really gave him a second thought. Man was I really wrong. Now I want to discover all the great songs I have been missing by this incredible guitar player

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shadowofaday

Lol queen is probably scared to post it because half of their fans would vote Metallica over them

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mooseboy

Yeah, right.

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