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The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time

Guitarist magazine, Tue 22 Mar 2011, 5:05 pm GMT

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  • michaellambson

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    2 weeks ago.

    Blackbird is great, my only problem with the solos on ABs albums (I'm still callin' 'em albums and I always will dammit!), is that I can't hear them, push up those faders come solo time Mark! Seriously though I am a big fan and they'll be playing my home town in less than two weeks so I'll be hearing it live! I missed the voting so here are my votes: #1 tie Jake E. Lee's solo(s) on Ozzy's "Bark at the Moon", and Vivian Campbell's on Dio's "Rainbow in the Dark", these two solo's still set my heart on fire every time I hear them. Oh, and Adrian Smith pulled out a couple of stunners on "Isle of Avalon", and "Coming Home" on The Final Frontier, and check out Davey on "Coming Home" there's some Hendrix possession going on there!!! Thanks for keeping the solo alive boys!

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  • kiaranjay

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    4 weeks ago.

    I've never heard of the winning song either, and I didn't know Hollow Years even had a solo!

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  • Anechoika

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    4 weeks ago.

    That is one damn lame solo! Even given that I dont like maybe half of the songs or solos in the shortlist, that one doesnt compare in comparison to everything else on the list. Average metal solo and thats if I'm feeling kind
    And the song? Its like Alter Bridge very cynically combed through the structure and feel of Pantera's Cemetery Gates and said "lets have a shot at that". Just as cheesy but without the flair or any kind of energy whatsoever
    Pile o crap

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  • Chuffola

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    4 weeks ago.

    What a load of over-wrought, widdly knob-waving. Couldn't hold a candle to Gilmour, Hendrix, Page et al...

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  • chancemedley

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    5 weeks ago.

    Love's 1968 single Your Mind and We Belong Together (which appears as a bonus track on some reissues of the Forever Changes album), check out Johnny Echols chops.

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  • Kroak

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    5 weeks ago.

    I think you should rename this poll, Top 20 rock guitar solos...
    Can't help thinking there are a lot of people out there with very narrow musical tastes. i.e. where the hell is Martin Taylor???

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  • nickeroo

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    5 weeks ago.

    Never even heard of the winning song...! Shows how much I know, eh?

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