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Mega Poll: Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

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In the spirit of this fabulous topic HERE, I present this idea. What are your top five guitar solos? My choices:

 

1. The Beatles (and of course Eric Clapton) - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 

2. The Eagles - Hotel California

 

3. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

 

4. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

 

5. Lion - The Transformers (Theme)

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This would be my top ten; though it changes daily depending on my mood. I also feel that some Alvin Lee should be in there somewhere but I just can't pick out just one.

 

1. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd): Comfortably Numb

 

2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin): Stairway to Heaven

 

3. Eddie Van Halen (VH): Eruption

 

4. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood

 

5. Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing

 

6. Slash (Guns 'n Roses): Sweet Child O' Mine

 

7. Eric Johnson: Cliffs of Dover

 

8. Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme): Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee

 

9. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd): Shine On You Crazy Diamond

 

10. "Keef" Richards (Rolling Stones): Sympathy for the Devil

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1. Eddie Van Halen - Eruption

 

2. Alvin Lee (Tens Years After)-Good Morning Little School Girl

 

3. Stevie Ray Vaughan-Texas Flood

 

4. Carlos Santana-Black Magic Woman

 

5. Ted Nugent - Stranglehold

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All along the watchtower-j.hendrix

 

Nice one! :good:

 

Personally, I'm a bit partial to:

 

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4

Morbid Angel - Dominate

White Stripes - Black Math

Cosmic Psychos - Thank your mum for the rabbits

 

 

ALthough, there's not a lot of solos in Freeform or NRG, so I'm not really a fan :smile:

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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird

White Stripes- 300 mph Out Pour Blues (or almost any song from the Icky Thump album)

Santana- America

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - FreeBird

 

Led Zep - Since I've been lovin you

 

Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O mine

 

Queen - Bo Rhapsody, Its a Hard Life

 

Beatles - Something

 

Stone Roses - Love Spreads

 

Suede - Animal Nitrate

 

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways

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Randy Rhoads!!!!!!!!!!!! How could you guys leave him out????

The recorded and live solos on MR Crowley. He just explodes.....panting....panting more

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Randy Rhoads!!!!!!!!!!!! How could you guys leave him out????

The recorded and live solos on MR Crowley. He just explodes.....panting....panting more

 

 

Good point! I completely forgot about RR. I love the solo at the end of "Revelation (Mother Earth)".

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1-Van Halen-Eruption :biggrin:

 

2-Michael Jackson-Beat It (Van Halen Solo) :blink:

 

3-Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)-Song for Love (Pornograffitti) :rofl:

 

4-David Lee Roth-Ladies nite in Buffalo (Steve Vai Solo) :clapping:

 

5-Judas Priest-Painkiller :good:

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Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb, I met Dave Gilmour once, climbed out of his boeing stearman, took off his flying jacket to reveal a stained t-shirt with what looked like his breakfast on it, so Rock and roll

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Errrr ?...Iron Maidens Dave Murray can coax the odd fret or two...I could list some solos of his...but ...will just add his name...

says it all...I luv that man...hes a nice guy too...met him numerous times and he actually remembered me each time...

long live the Irons...

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In the Still of the Night gets a mention.

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In the Still of the Night gets a mention.

 

If youre talking about Whitesnake, The guitarist were Vivian Cambell and Adrian Vandenberg.

 

Vivian Cambell has an awesome resume, starting with Dio, then to Whitesnake, then replacing the late Steve Clark in Def Leppard until this very day

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If you guys haven't heard it, you should definately pick up David Gilmore's recent album On An Island for more of his incredible guitar work.

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1 led zep dazed and confused from song remains the same

2 slayer reigning blood ep of the same name

3 iron maiden phantom of the opera

4 deep purple highway star

5 black sabath fairies wear boots

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What?

 

No Yngwie Malmsteen?

 

 

uuuhhhh?

 

Bass Solo...Take One?

 

 

Paul Gilbert?

 

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Dont forget that on his recordings, he is usually playing guitar bass AND drums

 

You should see the G3 DVD with him satriani and vai

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I agree with alot of the others that have been posted, Hendrix,Page,Halen,Rhodes are all legends but check out God bless the children of the beast and Bittersuite by Mick Mars of Motley Crue, one of the most under-rated guitarists out there!

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A fine bunch of rockers, eh? This is my selection:

 

1) Robben Ford & Yellow Jackets: Monmouth College Fight Song

 

2) John Scofield : Make Me

 

3) AC/DC : You Shook Me All Night Long

 

Bass

 

1) Jaco Pastorius : Havona

 

As many, i begun playing bass in a rock band...then i evolved...

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