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100 Greatest Guitar Solos: 51-100

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51) “No More Tears”
Soloist: Zakk Wylde/Ozzy Osbourne
Album: No More Tears (Epic, 1991)

52) “Star Spangled Banner”
Soloist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: The Ultimate Experience (MCA, 1993)

53) “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
Soloist: Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin III (Atlantic, 1970)

54) “Geek USA”
Soloist: Billy Corgan/Smashing Pumpkins
Album: Siamese Dream (Virgin, 1993)

55) “Satch Boogie”
Soloist: Joe Satriani
Album: Surfing With the Alien (Relativity, 1988)

56) “War Pigs”
Soloist: Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath
Album: Paranoid (Warner Bros., 1970)

57) “Walk”
Soloist: Dimebag Darrell/Pantera
Album: Vulgar Display of Power (Elektra, 1992)

58) “Cocaine”
Soloist: Eric Clapton
Album: Slowhand (Polydor, 1977)

59) “You Really Got Me”
Soloist: Dave Davies/The Kinks
Album: The Best of the Kinks, Vol. 1 (Rhino, 1989)

60) “Zoot Allures”
Soloist: Frank Zappa
Album: Zoot Allures (Warner Bros., 1976)

61) “Master of Puppets”

Soloist: Kirk Hammett/Metallica


Master of Puppets

(Elektra, 1986)

62) “Money”
Soloist: David Gilmour/Pink Floyd
Album: Dark Side of the Moon (Capitol, 1973)

63) “Scar Tissue”
Soloist: John Frusciante/Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album: Californication (Warner Bros., 1999)

64) “Little Red Corvette”
Soloist: Dez Dickerson
Album: 1999 (Warner Brothers, 1982)

65) “Blue Sky”
Soloist: Duane Allman/Dickey Betts
Album: Eat a Peach (Mobile Fidelity, 1972)

66) "The Number of the Beast
Soloists: Dave Murray and Adrian Smith/Iron Maiden
Album: The Number of the Beast (Castle, 1982)

67) “Beat It”
Soloist: Eddie Van Halen/Michael Jackson
Album: Thriller (Epic, 1982)

68) “Starship Trooper”
Soloist: Steve Howe/Yes
Album: The Yes Album (Atlantic, 1971)

69) “And Your Bird Can Sing”
Soloist: George Harrison/The Beatles
Album: Revolver (Parlophone, 1966)

70) “Purple Haze”
Soloist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: Are You Experienced? (MCA, 1967)

71) “Maggot Brain”

Soloist: Eddie Hazel/Funkadelic


Maggot Brain

(Westbound, 1971)

72) “Walk This Way”
Soloist: Joe Perry/Aerosmith
Album: Toys in the Attic (Columbia, 1975)

73) “Stash”
Soloist: Trey Anastasio/Phish
Album: Picture of Nectar (Elektra, 1991)

74) “Lazy”
Soloist: Ritchie Blackmore
Album: Machine Head (Warner Bros., 1972)

75) “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
Soloist: Pete Towshend/The Who
Album: Who’s Next (MCA, 1971)

76) “Cinnamon Girl”
Soloist: Neil Young/Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Reprise, 1969)

77) “Man in the Box”
Soloist: Jerry Cantrell/Alice In Chains
Album: Facelift (CBS, 1990)

78) “Truckin’ ”
Soloist: Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead
Album: American Beauty/Workingman’s Dead (Warner Bros., 1970)

79) “Mean Street”
Soloist: Eddie Van Halen/Van Halen
Album: Fair Warning (Warner Brothers, 1981)

80) “You Shook Me All Night Long”
Soloist: Angus Young/AC/DC
Album: Back in Black (Atco, 1980)

81) “Sweet Jane”

Soloist: Lou Reed/Velvet Underground



(Warner Bros., 1970)

82) “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Soloist: Robert Fripp/King Crimson
Album: In the Court of the Crimson King (Atlantic, 1969)

83) “Scuttle Buttin’ ”
Soloist: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Album: Couldn’t Stand the Weather (Epic, 1984)

84) “Lights Out”
Soloist: Michael Schenker/UFO
Album: Lights Out (Capitol, 1977)

85) “Moonage Daydream”
Soloist: Mick Ronson/David Bowie
Album: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (RCA, 1972)

86) “Whipping Post”
Soloist: Duane Allman, Dickey Betts/Allman Brothers
Album: The Allman Brothers Band (Atco, 1969)

87) “Highway 61 Revisited”
Soloist: Johnny Winter
Album: Second Winter (Columbia, 1969)

88) “Kid Charlemagne”
Soloist: Denny Dias/Steely Dan
Album: The Royal Scam (ABC, 1976)

89) “Killing in the Name”
Soloist: Tom Morello/Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine (Epic, 1992)

90) “Let It Rain”
Soloist: Eric Clapton
Album: Eric Clapton (Atco, 1970)

91) “Heard It Through the Grapevine”

Soloist: John Fogerty/Creedence Clearwater Revival


Cosmo’s Factory

(Fantasy, 1970)

92) “Stray Cat Strut”
Soloist: Brian Setzer/Stray Cats
Album: Built For Speed (EMI, 1982)

93) “The End”
Soloist: Robby Krieger/The Doors
Album: The Doors (Elektra, 1967)

94) “Working Man”
Soloist: Alex Lifeson/Rush
Album: Rush (Mercury, 1974)

95) “Yellow Ledbetter”
Soloist: Mike McCready/Pearl Jam
Album: Jeremy (UK) (Epic, 1994)

96) “Honky Tonk Woman”
Soloist: Keith Richards/Rolling Stones
Album: Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971 (London, 1972)

97) “Beyond the Realms of Death”
Soloist: Glenn Tipton/Judas Priest
Album: Stained Class (Columbia 1978)

98) “Under a Glass Moon”
Soloist: John Petrucci/Dream Theater
Album: Images & Words (Atlantic, 1992)

99) “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”
Soloist: Jeff Beck
Album: Blow by Blow (Epic, 1975)

100) “Wanted Dead or Alive”
Soloist: Richie Sambora/Bon Jovi
Album: Slippery When Wet (Mercury, 1986)