Does anybody else find this quite hard? Obviously you can learn a few licks from them though. I know that your not gonna be able to get them to sound exactly like the original player, but its hard to copy the phrasing of others. Surely its better to make your own in their place anyway?
depends on artist and the song. i've seen many covers where people got the original solo note for note, and others where they make a good improv over it.
I know that Van Halen said that he was never able to play other people's solos