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08-06-2007, 02:28 PM
My Sharona - Knack

08-07-2007, 07:44 AM
The second solo in Mr. Crawley (from the Tribute CD) is one of my favorite solos of all time.

08-07-2007, 09:15 AM
Mine has to be blue oydter cult-dont fear the reaper it just completely shreds

08-07-2007, 05:17 PM
Steve Vai - For The Love Of God

08-07-2007, 05:21 PM
Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony

08-09-2007, 05:43 PM
Jordan - Buckethead... FTW

megadeth rule
08-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Crazy Train - 0zzy Osbourne

08-10-2007, 08:38 PM
Tornado of Souls, no doubt about it, epic solo, Marty Friedman really did an amazing job on this one

08-10-2007, 08:43 PM
Paul Gilbet!

08-10-2007, 08:43 PM
voodoo child, purple haze, and all along the watchtower are also pretty overrated. If you want to hear a Jimi Hendrix solo that is actually good, listen to Bold as Love.

08-10-2007, 08:44 PM
alive - pearl jam or
take the power back - RATM
Alive doesn't have that great of a guitar solo...
But I agree 100% on Take the Power back, it's the best Rage song in my opinoin..
Mine are...
"Grind" by Alice in Chains
"Know your Enemy" by Rage Against the Machine
"In 'N' Out of Grace" by Mudhoney (Just because I like the two guitars harmonizing in it...It isn't really a good solo at all, mainly because Mark Arm and Steve Turner aren't very good guitarists)

08-11-2007, 02:08 AM
Under A Glass Moon - Dream Theater
Know Your Enemy - RATM
Invincible - Muse

And some others.

08-24-2007, 05:45 AM
Dir en grey - Ain't afraid to die (live)
RHCP - Scar Tissue
Eagles - Hotel California
The Pillows - Swanky Street

08-24-2007, 05:49 AM
Freeeeeeeeeeeeee Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiird

Small Print
08-24-2007, 05:54 AM
Time - Pink Floyd.

Led Head
08-24-2007, 03:14 PM
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin (I dont care if its a cliche to say that but i love that solo)

08-24-2007, 06:56 PM
aerosmith - amazing (outro solo) blew my mind when i was little.

11-08-2007, 12:32 PM
turnin on the screw-Queens of the stone age.. its got the most difficult rythem, and it completely shatters the rule of scales and it still sounds awsome

JOSH HOMME! (last name rhymes with mommy) IS A GOD!

11-08-2007, 01:51 PM
I really like the solo in Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold (not the outro solo)

I also like Stairway to Heaven, the electric solo on Master of Puppets after the acoustic bridge, and lately although I dont like the band I like the solo on Anthem by Trivium.

Kat Kllr
11-08-2007, 08:24 PM
Ozzy ozzbourne's momma i'm comming home. Not hard at all, but perfect climax point. INsane!!!!!!!!!

11-08-2007, 08:27 PM
Every solo in The Beast and The Harlot, by A7X

11-08-2007, 09:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzW8fi8z5C8 malmsteen pwns my brain, i guess song solos id have to go with .... perpetual- malmsteen

11-09-2007, 02:10 AM
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

11-09-2007, 11:57 PM
HAHAHAHHA What's next? Good Charlotte? :no: :no: :peace:

mine's stairway to heaven :D

wow stairway. its people like you that
gave reason for the sign in the guitar
shop on Wayne's World that says
"No Stairway to Heaven"

they also need one that says "no crazy train"
and "no sweet child of mine"

11-10-2007, 12:03 AM
oh yea....

my fav solo is probably
Halloween by Helloween
Top Jimmy by Van Halen
which is pretty much one big solo
I'm The One by Van Halen
which is also pretty much one big solo

11-11-2007, 10:19 PM
child in time is pretty alright

11-11-2007, 11:07 PM
have you heard child in time cover by malmsteen? that **** is like outerspace insane. ok but yeh dont fear the reaper is great, burning for you is probly a little more furious tho, both terrific who cares

11-12-2007, 04:12 PM
The Zephyr Song live at Slane Castle - RHCP (Outro solo)

Simple. Pure. Orgasmic.

European Son
11-12-2007, 05:34 PM
The Great Curve - Talking Heads

11-12-2007, 07:56 PM
Smashing Pumpkins - Here Is No Why. Short and not very complicated, but I love it regardless.

11-12-2007, 09:58 PM
jimi hendrix - hey joe

11-13-2007, 02:34 PM
Gotta go with Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. It may not be as fast as other solos out there, but it was well written and it sticks with you long after you hear it.

11-13-2007, 08:20 PM
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana

11-13-2007, 08:58 PM
If You Have to Ask - RHCP

11-15-2007, 10:32 PM
texas flood

11-15-2007, 11:04 PM
Farmhouse - Phish.

11-16-2007, 03:29 PM
Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains...beginning solo for bass and guitar pwns

11-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Buckethead (Guns N' Roses)- There was a time....

11-16-2007, 06:27 PM
between november rain outro solo and stairway
at a push stairway

wtf wos dat guy on bou wake me up when september ends? i no its a gd solo but it jus swnds so simple i cba learn it

11-20-2007, 11:34 PM
I wanna say Ashes of the Wake by Lamb of God but the whole songs like a solo

So I guess

Walk with me in hell or Triad by Tool

11-21-2007, 12:14 AM
The Clash - Complete Control

bassboy 999
11-21-2007, 02:33 AM
Petrucci is impressive, no doubt, but it is my opinion that Mustaine's solo in Symphony of Destruction, is just about as good as they come.

11-21-2007, 05:26 PM
I love the solo in Aerodynamic by Daft Punk!!!!

11-21-2007, 06:17 PM
All Along the Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
SCOM-Guns N' Roses.

11-22-2007, 05:32 AM
Walk- pantera that is the best solo ever and i only saw 2 other people out of lik 23 pages. whats wrong with you people the solo is amazing Dimbag was Awesome and he will always be the best.

11-23-2007, 01:28 AM
......through the fire and the flames


11-23-2007, 06:51 AM
this question really cant be answered....
Dyers Eve- Metallica because it melts my brain
I aint no nice Guy - Lemmy feat. Ozzy because it goes so well with the song and sounds fantastic
Little wing - Jimi Hendrix i love any of his solos beacause theres so much emotion and it feels like hes talking through his solos its hard to desrcibe...

Ultimate Axe
11-23-2007, 08:54 AM
Hmmmm.... probably Gary Moore's - The Loner

11-23-2007, 10:55 PM
My Chem - Dead

11-24-2007, 06:12 PM
oink flyod - comfortably numb or some jimi hendrix all along the watch tower or voodo child

Thats an outrageously funny spelling mistake of Pink Floyd :p:

11-24-2007, 06:19 PM
Um, I'll go for the obvious David Gilmour solos

Comfortably Numb
Shine on you crazy diamond...
...list goes on and on, greatest guitarist ever (imo)

some other solos I really love are the solos on metallica's orion, my personal favourite metal song ever.

Some Machine Head solos on the Blackening are amazing, especially Halo and Aesthetics of Hate.

blah, you get the point, but david gilmour undoubtedly has the best guitar solos. I've actually cried listening to some of his solos, that just shows you the emotion he puts into them( no emo )

11-24-2007, 08:11 PM
The second solo in Sixpounder by Children of Bodom.

****ing awesome solo.

11-24-2007, 10:31 PM
Sweet child o Mine by Gun's and Rose's and

Gentaro Satomura's Demo Solo Is FU*KING AWESOME!!! go to youtube type in Neoclassical Sweep its the first one!!!!!!!!

11-25-2007, 11:26 AM
......through the fire and the flames


Sorry this just makes me laugh..sure way wicked fast...but no feeling whatsoever..they just noodle around the entire time....I for one enjoy The Solo in November Rain..well all 3 solos in November Rain by Guns n Roses..That is some amazing stuff!

11-25-2007, 08:33 PM
Under A Glass Moon - Dream Theater
The Trooper - Iron Maiden


11-26-2007, 07:34 PM
the solo in the song Nocturnal, from the Album Nocturnal, by the Black Dahlia Murder. If you like that, try Deathmask Divine solo from the same album.

BDM spanks you in your dreams

11-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Hangar 18 by Megadeth

11-26-2007, 10:30 PM
i would most likely have to say my favorite solo is Unearths Zombie Autopilot

11-27-2007, 02:54 PM
dont make me choose!!

right then
Highway star- deep purple
A kind of magic live wembly 1986- queen
everyday combat-lostprophets
4 am forever- lostprophets
Dead!- mcr

11-27-2007, 06:36 PM
Tornado of Souls- Megadeth
2112 second solo- Rush
Fermented Offal Discharge- Necrophagist

11-27-2007, 06:37 PM
Petrucci is impressive, no doubt, but it is my opinion that Mustaine's solo in Symphony of Destruction, is just about as good as they come.

Dude, Marty does the solo in Symphony.

12-16-2007, 06:22 PM
definitely the last solo in Peace Sells but Who's Buying....it's ****ing genious

12-18-2007, 12:09 AM
Freebird solo...I absolutely love it...Infact I came to that song once (not rly), but it's ****ing amazing. That, and Simple Man...and anything by Slash. IDK why, but everything from Slash (that I have heard) is a fav. of mine (Sweet Child being #1).

12-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Master exploder- tenacious d!!!

12-21-2007, 11:28 PM
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

its just so damn catchy and bluesy

don the madness
12-22-2007, 12:55 PM
carlos santana..... black magic woman , (or)

ted nugent..... stranglehold :D

12-22-2007, 12:56 PM
Holy godamn wars

12-22-2007, 03:59 PM
i'f have to say angel of death by slayer... or dark eternal night by dream theater

12-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Hmm, Freebird's gotta rank pretty highly.

I love Ashes of the Wake by Lamb of God.

But probably the best in my opinion is I Could Have Lied by the Chili Peppers.

12-25-2007, 01:38 PM

or any of Les's Bass solos.

12-25-2007, 01:39 PM
and the sick sad little world solo

12-27-2007, 01:45 AM
A Gunsot to the Head of Trepidation-Trivium
Hangar 18(all of them)-Megadeth
Zakk Wylde's Suicide Solution live solo(from the Live at Boudakan dvd)
Angels Don't Kill-Children of Bodom
Dance of Death-Iron Maiden
Ride the Lightning-Metallica

12-27-2007, 12:36 PM
Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath

11-05-2008, 04:46 AM
Absolutly the 'Death Unlimited' solo by At the Gates.! :peace:

11-05-2008, 09:22 PM
the solo in cold shot by stevie ray vaughan.

11-06-2008, 10:58 AM
john petrucci-hollow year
live in budokan

11-07-2008, 03:25 AM
September by Andy Timmons.


Best solo ever! :D

11-07-2008, 01:21 PM
Queen/Brian May/Bohemiem Rhapsody... a lot otf thought put into the solos in that song.
Deep Purple/Rithcie Blackmore/Lazy...great phrasing and articulation for standard blues scales
Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page...the song remains the same...all the guitar parts are so creative and stylized.
Beatles/McCarntey, Lennon, Harrison. The End off Abbey Road, the 3 exchange solos on this tune, different, exciting and so appropriate. genius.
Cream/Clapton...White Room..can't fight it... great wah Wah solo
Hendrix...All Along the Watch Tower. Great tone and feel, another great solso on a strat through marshall, what a combo
Pink Floyd/Dave Gilmour/Dark Side of the Moon...the whole thing set a new standard, love the echo machine (Roland?) and tone. first guitar player to "soar"; Beautiful and perfect.
Allman Brother/Duane Allman/Ain't My Cross to Bare...old school, Les Paul and Marshall bare bones tone. gotta love it.
these solos are not in any particular order, I just like them.

11-07-2008, 02:36 PM
Unforgiven III, by metallica, or sharks in your mouth, by i killed the prom queen

11-07-2008, 03:32 PM
I've always loved the Wanted Dead Or Alive solo despite it being easy.

Fade To Black - Metallica is a good shout.

11-07-2008, 05:47 PM
dani california

11-08-2008, 02:18 PM
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
If you Have To ask - RHCP

11-08-2008, 06:13 PM
Kissing The Shadows by Children Of Bodom definitely!!!!

11-08-2008, 06:13 PM
highway star - deep purple

11-11-2008, 06:09 PM
crush my battle opponents balls

look up on youtube

11-11-2008, 10:48 PM
Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

11-12-2008, 02:16 AM
Tuesday's gone- Lynyrd Skynyrd

11-12-2008, 09:30 AM
Thrice - T&C ... possibly one of their only songs with a huge guitar solo but damn it's sex!! I wish it had better production though.

A7X - MIA... Why are they so underrated amongst 'true' metalheads? Their songs are a teensy bit cheesy but they do it REALLY well especially the guitar solos.

Coheed - Velourium Camper 1 - The guitar solo in the first part is simple yet awesome. Especially when Claudio slips in and says "coo coo kchoo" like I am the Walrus.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop - I'm a sucker for simple solos that just kill you

My Chemical Romance - Dead! - one of the most happy-lets-party-fun solos I've ever heard

11-12-2008, 09:31 PM
Because I love Metallica so much my favourite solo would be from The Unforgiven...I like tried to learn it but I couldn't hahahahahahahahahahah...I'm so uncoordinated when it comes to picking hahahah. :)

11-13-2008, 01:08 AM
My Favourites: :D
One- Metallica
Killing In The Name Of- RAtM
Sweet Child O' Mine- GNR

11-13-2008, 04:47 PM
Winter Madness - Wintersun

11-13-2008, 07:31 PM
stairway to heaven and jordan

11-14-2008, 02:50 PM
1.Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynrd
3.Cult of Personality-Living Colour
4.Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
5.Texas Flood-Stevie Ray Vaughan

6.Crazy Train-Ozzy Osbourne
7.Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix
8.November Rain-Guns n Roses
9.Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
10.Dani California-RHCP

11-14-2008, 07:05 PM
Brian Eno-Baby's on Fire

The solo that proved to me that ol' Bob Fripp is more than a hack.

11-14-2008, 07:24 PM
1.Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynrd
3.Cult of Personality-Living Colour
4.Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
5.Texas Flood-Stevie Ray Vaughan

6.Crazy Train-Ozzy Osbourne
7.Voodoo Child-Jimi Hendrix
8.November Rain-Guns n Roses
9.Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
10.Dani California-RHCP

It looks like you copied that right out of Guitar Player. Why not delve deeper into each artists catalogues? As a big fan of many of those bands, I can assure you they have much better solos than those

11-14-2008, 07:46 PM
Alice in Chains - Sea of Sorrow, its just at the top of my head, probably not my all time favorite.

Instant Mash
11-16-2008, 12:40 AM
I reckon Crazy Train would have to be my favourite. The Number Of The Beast comes in a close second though.

11-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Follow the reaper - by Children of Bodom

Alexi is a god.

11-18-2008, 03:57 AM
Bark at the moon - Ozzy Osbourne (outro solo is amazing aswell)

seth's daddy
11-21-2008, 03:47 AM
It's too hard to pick only one;
Lost Horizons - Michael Schenker
Desert Rose - Eric Johnson
Rubina - Joe Satriani
Unchain the Night - George Lynch
Shapes of Things - Gary Moore
Mother - David Gilmour
Mother Father - Neal Schon
Mr Crowley - Randy Rhoads
Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

11-21-2008, 08:49 AM
Your time has come-Audioslave
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd

11-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Stairway to heaven Above all

11-22-2008, 05:19 PM
Blindfolds Aside by Protest the Hero

It just flows so well.

11-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Dry County - Bon Jovi
The Fly - U2
My Friends - RHCP

EDIT: and a bit of Nottingham Lace plz. :)

11-23-2008, 10:46 PM
GN'R - November Rain and the outro solo to Paradise City. Although all my favourite guitarist for his solos is Slash.

Also have to mention Don't Stop Me Now and Bohemian Rhapsody solos (Queen ofc)

11-23-2008, 10:58 PM
For me there's a lot of good solos!

Through Fire and Flames - DragonForce
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
FCPREMIX - The Fall Of Troy
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N' Roses

And many others!

11-24-2008, 01:02 AM
Song of the Wind - Santana (though Carlos isnt playing the guitar solo)

11-24-2008, 02:19 AM
Stairway to Heaven, Don't Cry, Rocket Queen

11-24-2008, 02:20 AM
''Crossroads'' by Cream...

that's the first song that comes to mind...

Also, the live version of ''Free Bird'' by Lynyrd Skynyrd is another goodie...

there's tons more...

11-24-2008, 08:16 PM
Crossroads - Cream (Eric Clapton)
Flight of the Newborn - Return to Forever (Al Di Meola)
Black Napkins - Frank Zappa

11-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Pink Floyd- Anything from Division Bell or Momentary Lapse era Gilmour, (Coming back to life, high hopes, Learning to Fly, On the turning Away)

Rage against the Machine-Tom is magnificent on Fistful of Steel and Know your enemy to name a couple.

11-25-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm currently stoked on Maggot Brain by Funkadelic & Floods by Pantera.

11-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Pantera - The Underground In America
Pantera - Goddamn Electric
Pantera - Yesterday Don't Mean ****
Living Colour - Middle Man
Living Colour - Cult of Personality

Threre The Songs And Solos I'm Digging Atm :)

11-30-2008, 10:53 PM
both of the solos from paschendale by iron maiden

12-01-2008, 12:41 PM
the unforgiven-metallica

12-02-2008, 12:33 AM
Metallica- "Through the Never"
Ozzy- "Over the Mountain"
Kiss- "Creatures of the Night" (on the Alive III album)
Prince- "Computer Blue"

12-02-2008, 12:45 AM
My posts in this thread are ancient time for a new one:


Super Stupid - Funkadelic (one of the best guitar parts ever played quite honestly)
See No Evil - Television
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

More to come maybe?

12-03-2008, 12:50 AM
I love the solo in Fatal Tragedy by DT

12-06-2008, 08:45 PM
Any of Santana's solo would fit well in this thread.

12-07-2008, 12:40 AM
Both solo's in Mr. Crowley.
And Page's solo in the immigrant song.

12-07-2008, 04:51 PM
at the moment its 'kid charlemagne - steely dan'

12-08-2008, 12:41 PM
I've gotta say - The solo in That Girl from McFLY and Transylvania from McFLY!!!
Gotta her them!

12-08-2008, 08:57 PM
comfortably numb - pink floyd (haha theres alot of people that like it too xD)

Floods - Pantera

probably either mordecai or ad a dglgmut - between the buried and me
(could throw in white walls solo too xD)

12-08-2008, 09:36 PM
Three Days- Jane's Addiction

12-09-2008, 06:53 PM
i would say randy rhoads on mr. crowly

12-11-2008, 01:43 AM
Tim Reynolds' solo on DMB's "Two Step," live from Hershey, PA, on June 27, 2008:


12-11-2008, 02:07 PM
The Final Cut - Coheed & Cambria
Follow The Reaper - Children Of Bodom

12-11-2008, 08:46 PM
For me its definately either
all of SRV's soloing on Riviera Paradise,
Crazy Train,
or Slash on She Builds Quick Machines (this is Slash's defining solo to me, this and November Rain)

12-12-2008, 12:34 AM
Mr. Crowley

Randy Rhodes kicks monster ass.

12-12-2008, 01:52 AM
Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watch Tower, which solo though? Zep Black Dog( how long did they keep playing after the fade out?), also Heartbreaker. Talk about off the ****ing cuff! Clapton on While My Guitar Gently Weeps. White Room and Crossroads( second solo) also rule.

12-14-2008, 11:56 AM
Yngwie Malmsteens Far beyond the sun.

Honorable mention-Iron Maidens Number of the beast, Megadeths Tornado of souls, Judas Priests Painkiller.

12-17-2008, 03:11 AM
Led Zep- Since I been Loving You, or Darkest Hour- Tunguska

both of those solos are soooo amazing, too bad I cant play either of them :(

12-17-2008, 03:14 AM
The Unforgiven - Metallica

Pearl Jam has some great solos too.

[ LiAm ]
12-17-2008, 03:20 AM
Yngwie Malmsteens Far beyond the sun.

Honorable mention-Iron Maidens Number of the beast, Megadeths Tornado of souls, Judas Priests Painkiller.

yep definately Tornado of souls its got such a build up of energy

12-17-2008, 01:42 PM
Damn, this was a hard one to try and decide on but for now I'm gonna go with the solo in "Into the Night" by Ace Frehley (Frehley's Comet). He's far from the best technical player out there, but talk about someone who has an ear for the right notes at the right time and just an amazing feel.

12-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Damn, this was a hard one to try and decide on but for now I'm gonna go with the solo in "Into the Night" by Ace Frehley (Frehley's Comet). He's far from the best technical player out there, but talk about someone who has an ear for the right notes at the right time and just an amazing feel.

Speaking of an ear for notes- Rolling Stones' Sympathy For the Devil

12-19-2008, 11:39 AM
All That Remains' 'The Air That I Breathe', or 'We Stand', or 'Undone' are all great solos imo. Bodom has plenty of awesome solos, too many to list. Iron Maiden and Metallica have great solos too.

12-19-2008, 12:00 PM
Wind Below - Rage Against The machines

12-22-2008, 12:45 AM
I like the intro and the solo in the middle of the song to "Strength of the World" by "Avenged Sevenfold". I think the guitarists in a7x are incredible.

12-22-2008, 12:59 AM
i dont have a favorite solo to listen to but my favorite to play is seize the day

12-22-2008, 03:29 AM
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb and Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied

12-22-2008, 10:23 PM
Buckethead's soothsayer or freebird by lynryrd skynyrd

12-23-2008, 12:44 AM
floods- pantera.
Dime was/is a god.
The outro to the song is pretty captivating too.

12-23-2008, 04:11 AM
unequivocally Pink Floyd - comfortably numb

12-23-2008, 08:48 PM
aww,, a bit of AC/DC-stairway to heaven,, mabey BLACK SABBATH-hotel california,,but the best ever solo would have to be BACK IN BLACK-led zeppelin.

12-23-2008, 11:54 PM
"A Great Day For Freedom" - Pink Floyd. This guitar solo has made me teary-eyed numerous times.

12-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Has to be Rat Tomago by Frank Zappa or Raise My Rent by Sir David Gilmour.

12-24-2008, 11:22 PM
Jerry was a racecar driver by Primus

12-25-2008, 11:51 AM
Lifeforce by Vinnie Moore
I'm sure not many have heard this

12-26-2008, 03:59 PM
most Definatly texasflood by stevie ray

05-27-2009, 08:40 PM
At the moment:




But my favorite solos are changing constantly.

05-30-2009, 10:11 AM
Call of Ktulu S&M version
Smoke on the Water Live
Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation-Trivium,of course

Hit Edit Button^

Ewwww I was a noooob.

Under A Glass Moon - Dream Theater
Only Ash Remains - Necrophagist
Evolutionary Sleeper - Cynic

05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
The solo in "There's no sympathy for the Dead" by Escape the Fate. Bryan "Monte" Money plays the solo.

06-01-2009, 01:30 AM
It is Undoubtedly The Stairway TO heaven solo

06-01-2009, 05:25 AM
new born live solo


06-01-2009, 10:40 PM
So many great solos, I've had to think about this for a few days. I will have to pick at least one of the solos from All Along The Watchtower (Jimi's version of course). It's my favorite song by my someone who IMO and the opinion the greatest guitarist to ever grace our earth.

06-02-2009, 04:04 AM
the live new born solo by muse

06-03-2009, 07:38 PM
dead! by my chemical romance has a really rad solo in it

06-04-2009, 01:59 PM
acoustic guitar solo from 3:03 to the end of th song.

06-09-2009, 09:30 AM
Fade to black - Metallica
November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Cliche but it's true.

Funkmaster Fret
07-07-2009, 11:19 PM
"Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band: Duane and Dickie-****ing geniuses"

No offense, man, but that's after Duane's death. Still classic.

For me, it's definitely a pick from "At Fillmore East" (deluxe edition), so pick between-

Done Somebody Wrong
Stormy Monday (yeah, yeah, I know... but seriously, it's totally perfect eat-your-heart out guitar)
Drunken Hearted Boy

For the uninitiated, listen to this album and discover that playing a flurry of notes for 40 seconds isn't mastering guitar. These boys knew how to play from the heart. (it just so happens, when the time is right, they can play faster than any metal guitar player, too- Duane's peaks on In Memory of Elizabeth Reed and Whipping Post are proof of this claim.

07-07-2009, 11:37 PM
my favorite guitar solo is the solo to Take It Easy by the Eagles. it is not too complex or flashy and it sounds cool.

07-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Well, i got a few solos, many of which have probably been mentioned...

Freebird (come on now, everyone loves it, don't deny it!)
Pink Floyd, Wish you were here (intro solo and actual solo, so fun to listen to and play)
Dream Theater, Under a glass moon (just, pure...awesome...)
Cream/Clapton, White Room (once again, awesome!)

Countless others of course, to many great solos to really decide...

07-08-2009, 01:50 AM
* The Random solo in they original Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Theme.
* Eruption - Van Halen
* The Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeplin

Tons more, i just can't think of most of them right now. (Its 12:50AM, expect it.)

07-08-2009, 03:52 AM
im listening to maggot brain right now, pretty insane

metallica #1
07-08-2009, 01:26 PM
ride the lightning - metallica

But i think i like the solo in walk by pantera or the solo in seek and destroy by the great metallica....i dunno what about it i just love that solo.

07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
The whole ending/2nd half of Metallica's "My Friend of Misery" is just the most amazing, raw, and just plain awesome solo. Kirk and Jason even took the volume swelling part one step further in a live performance, extending it by like 3 times the size, sounds absolutely amazing. Look up the video for whatever that live show was...

07-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Santana's "Europa" is one of my favorites!

07-08-2009, 06:42 PM
My favorite solo is Eddie Van Halen's solo on Live WIthout a Net

Falcor Klaatu
07-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Buckethead - Animal Behavior Outro
P funk - Maggot Brain
EVH - Beat It

And every variation Buckethead plays of his songs live. Magical morsels of delight.

07-08-2009, 07:50 PM
Children of the grave, RR Tribute Live...
I nearly had an orgasm 1st time I heard it.

07-09-2009, 12:12 AM
So far, the solos that have stood out to me as amazing are:

"Pull My Strings"-Dead Kennedys
"God is in the Radio"-Queens of the Stone Age (esp. 2nd one)
"Stairway to Heaven (Live)" Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won

07-09-2009, 12:14 AM
Oh, and more of Josh Homme with "Demon Cleaner"-Kyuss

Any significant QOTSA SOLO/ Zepp solo as well, all awesome. Tons more from other artists I can't remember, but these four ^ are my favorite

07-20-2009, 01:22 PM
Kiss - Shock Me (guitarist: Ace Frehley)
Megadeth - Tornado Of Souls (guitarist: Marty Friedman)
Ozzy - Crazy Train, Mr Crowley (guitarist :Randy Rhoads)
Stratovarius - Kiss of Judas, Twilight Symphony, Black Diamond, Father Time (guitarist: Timo Tolkki)
Gamma Ray - Send Me A Sign (guitarist: Henjo Richter)
Helloween - Future World, Dr Stein (guitarists:Kai Hansen, Michael Weikath) and I Want Out (guitarist: Kai Hansen)

07-20-2009, 01:24 PM
Steve Vai - Windows to the Soul

07-20-2009, 10:01 PM
The part where K Hammett is playing the octaves in the Bleeding me solo, around 6:46.

Also the second solo in Tool's Lateralus.

07-21-2009, 06:24 PM
my 3 favorite solos of all time
silent wars - arch enemy
cementery gates - pantera
halo - machine head

07-22-2009, 01:07 AM
probably Thrice's Teppei solo on T&C i love that damn solo

07-22-2009, 06:53 PM
first thing that i can think of would be ..Into the dragons den.

07-23-2009, 12:59 AM
Dream Theater - Octavarium (Razor's Edge)

Simple, but extremely epic.

tom .p.
07-23-2009, 02:48 PM
At the moment it's:

- Paradise city - GnR
- Still in love with you - Thin Lizzy
- One - Metallica

I listened to all these today so thats why they make the list, it'll have changed by this time tomorow :D

07-24-2009, 08:03 AM
The solo in Soothsayer by Buckethead its epic! :liplick:

06-27-2010, 12:50 AM
whole lotta love
Californication at slane castle (both intro and solo are amazing)
Wet sand at pink pop festival
sweet child o mine

06-27-2010, 03:20 AM
Nothing else matters

06-27-2010, 01:46 PM
Celebration Suite Part II by Return to Forever

Di Meola on guitar

07-24-2010, 07:41 AM
mine would be:

Grace - Lamb Of God (sexy clean solo at the intro... lol)
Dialectic Chaos - Megadeth(accurate, precise and solid solo... <3 it!)
Dyers Eve - Metallica(full speed ahead... freaking awesome!)

07-25-2010, 11:28 AM
I like Paul Waggoner's "Selkies: The Endless Obssession"
how it has this classical, slow feel, then gets really fast sweeping arpeggios.

The Wildchild
07-25-2010, 12:08 PM


07-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Munster Rag - Brad Paisley
Beat It - MJ

07-25-2010, 01:59 PM
whole lotta love
Californication at slane castle (both intro and solo are amazing)
Wet sand at pink pop festival
sweet child o mine

Hell yeah Wet sand is epic

07-31-2010, 08:20 AM
In Jump in the fire by Metallica, not the main solo, the 2nd solo, when the song fades away while kirk's still soloing, killer. But it's not my favorite, it's just the first that came to my mind. Give it a listen!

07-31-2010, 08:16 PM
im listening to maggot brain right now, pretty insane


Although my favourite solo(s) can be found on Hendrix's version of 'All Along The Watchtower'.

08-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath

I have to agree with you on this one, it's such a relaxing jazzy solo. Great Stuff.

It's impossible to pick a favorite solo though.

08-02-2010, 12:08 AM
I love rudolph schenker and mattias jabs solos on scorpions songs like "No one like you" and "Still loving you"... because their sooo catchy and melodic.

Other than that I would say "Blood Bound" from hammerfall and the "Dreamweaver" solo from Stratovarius... At least for now!

08-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Definately the entire song of "Let Your Glory Shine" by Lincoln Brewster. He is such an amazing guitar player!

08-07-2010, 09:09 PM
The Solo in To Live is to Die - Metallica

08-08-2010, 08:23 PM
Being a rhythm guitarist, I don't solo much and focus instead on riffs, but there are several guitar solos that are just plain ear-candy and that I took the time to learn.

-almost every Jerry Cantrell guitar solo with Alice in Chains, notably in Love Hate Love, Them Bones, We Die Young, Man in the Box, Would?, and Acid Bubble. That guy is the perfect guitarist.

-Alive (Pearl Jam): I do enjoy a good blues-rooted solo from time to time, 'specially because my band writes Deftones/A Perfect Circle/Chevelle-esque music

-The Unforgiven (Metallica): Definitely one of the most passionate guitar solos in existence. Yeah, Kirk Hammett is overrated, but he's got his shining moments.

-Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden): Gives me an excuse to have a wah pedal :D

08-08-2010, 08:27 PM
Haha probably In the fire off the roadrunner united album - its really fast and technical, but at the same time really melodic. I could listen to that solo on repeat for hours, its amazing,

Also im not sure about a particular song, but The Living End have some really good solos - Chris Cheney is an excellent guitarist, and watching him play live is an experience.

11-27-2010, 06:02 AM
chris cheney is god. just about all his solos are crazy good, but listen to e boogie and closing in for the ultimate cheney experience :)

his rendition of while my guitar gently weeps is incredible, and his solo is one of the most beautiful and emotive ones i've ever heard.

solo at 3:40 ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyKvOaYEcD4

11-29-2010, 12:07 PM
In my opinion,
Stairway to heaven -> the whole song is a solo =D
Whole lotta love -> reason I live

11-29-2010, 12:50 PM
In my opinion,
Stairway to heaven -> the whole song is a solo =D
Whole lotta love -> reason I live

... :haha:

11-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Saxon- Power and the Glory
Iron Maiden-Stranger in a Strange Land
Dio- Last in Line
Ozzy- Mr. Crowley
...the first 4 that come to mind :devil:

11-30-2010, 12:09 PM
The solo in Suicide Solution...live of course.
heck yea

12-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me.

12-04-2010, 04:44 PM
Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me.

12-13-2010, 02:00 PM
probably the first solo in November Rain by Guns N' Roses, Famous Last Words by MCR, or the second solo in A Place Where You Belong by BFMV

12-14-2010, 12:04 AM
I really like the second solo in Comfortably Numb. BUT, the Live In Gdansk version. Epic.

And oddly enough, I really like the little solo thing in Happiness Is A Warm Gun by The Beatles. I know it isn't hard, but I really like the sound of it and it fits the song really well.

12-20-2010, 03:11 AM
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (Live Pulse Version)
Alterbridge - BlackBird
BTBAM - Selkies
Opeth - Windowpane

Mostly anything else by Pink Floyd, Opeth, All That remains, Dream Theater

01-11-2011, 03:10 AM
Fade to Black has an amazing solo, definitely up there, and Beyond the Realms of Death, the first solo, by Judas Priest is quite amazing. Yngwie, on Black Star, is also worth noting.

01-11-2011, 03:14 AM
Anne - John Frusciante.

Very few instances where solos suit songs so well.

01-12-2011, 05:45 PM
As a rhythm guitarist I'm not much of a solo junkie, but I do learn the occasional solo from time to time. There are a bunch of Alice in Chains solos that I love, but I think 'Love Hate Love' and 'Would?' take the cake for my favorites. 'The Unforgiven' by Metallica is up there as well. Currently though, my favorite is probably 'Fade Into (The Ocean)' by 10 Years.

01-13-2011, 06:07 AM
Mine has to be paranoid android by radiohead. not the first solo but the cool weird effects one at the end. Now thats a way to finish a song

Venice King
01-13-2011, 08:31 AM
The live version solos of I Could Have Lied by Red Hot Chili Peppers are always amazing.

01-13-2011, 08:50 AM
Like Suicide by Soundgarden. Thayil's tremelo picking can't be matched.

01-13-2011, 08:53 AM
Anne - John Frusciante.

Very few instances where solos suit songs so well.

My pick was gonna be Look On, but I totally forgot about the Anne solo.

01-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Reckoner - Nine Inch Nails.

zach in black
01-13-2011, 09:46 PM
When John Inmon plays a solo in a cover of "Just like a woman" with the jimmy lafave band. If we're talking recorded solo, it's probably Jerry Garcia in the Dead's Peggy-O, or So Many Roads

01-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Marty Friedmans solo in Tornado of souls, by Megadeth.

01-15-2011, 01:28 AM
No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Crazed Shredder
01-15-2011, 12:56 PM
Rush - Limelight
Rush - Working Man
Rush - Freewill
Rush - By Tor And The Snow Dog

You get the point.

02-06-2011, 06:33 PM
Eruption-Van Halen
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Since I Been Loving You-Led Zeppelin
Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd

02-07-2011, 04:28 AM
Maplins. Just follow the instructions on whatever website you did the research for.Marty Friedmans solo in Tornado of souls, by Megadeth.

02-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Al diMeola - Flight Over Rio

02-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Arctic Monkeys - Seven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBk1VCmJIlA 1:20 onwards


Smells like teen spirit, pretty sweet

02-11-2011, 12:00 AM
Smells Like Teen Spirit is a great one. Doubling the vocal line is absolutely perfect. Kurt had lots of great solos.

But for grunge rock solos, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden is king.

02-11-2011, 12:14 AM
I'm gonna have to concur with iwannabesedated. You're not gonna hear millions of notes per second with Cobain, but you can tell he put his entire heart and soul into the solos. He's the music world's version of the Little Choo-choo that could.....or whatever that story was called.

I also like the solos in Metallica's Until it Sleeps (save the hate for load :P), and in the Cranberries' Zombie.

Along with Neil Young's noisy solos in Hey Hey My My, and Keep on Rockin in the Free World.