Wednesday Question: Best Rock Guitar Riff?

artist: Misc date: 05/08/2013 category: ug news
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Wednesday Question: Best Rock Guitar Riff?
Guitarists, get to the starting line. This week we're challenging you to pick out the greatest rock riffs in history, so you'll have to be smart if you want your nomination to appear in this week's top 10 playlist. Rock 'n' roll might have started out as a relatively tame genre in the 1950s, but it's come a long way. Through the sleazy '70s the the aggressive '90s and everywhere between, rock has been the backbone of guitar music since ... well, since the beginning of time, as far as we're concerned. And there's a lot of great riffs to choose from. This week's Wednesday question is:

What is the best rock guitar riff of all time?

Don't stray into metal, punk or other related genres today - we want straight up rock, from Chuck Berry to Aerosmith to Foo Fighters and everything between. Rock can be a pretty varied genre, so feel free to post anything if you're not sure. To help guide the debate, here's a definition of the word 'riff' that we found online, though feel free to post a better definition if you think of one: Riff: a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or used as a background to a solo improvisation. As usual, post one nomination per comment and vote up others that you agree with. We'll post the results on Friday. Good luck!
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