“The Kings and Kings solo by Brad Whitford is one of the finest in rock history”: Brian May, Marty Friedman, Nita Strauss and 37 other legendary guitarists share their favorite Aerosmith guitar moments

Aerosmith live onstage in 2016
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Everyone has their own Aerosmith best of… filed away in the back of their mind, a highlights reel of riffs that plays over and over for days. 

We could have brought you a list of guitar moments from Brad Whitford and Joe Perry, all editorialized, ranked and rated. But to celebrate the greatness of the Boston rock legends, who look committed to their final act now, we needed something bigger, and so we polled some of the biggest names in electric guitar for their favorite Aerosmith moments. 

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.