#1
So, Yngwie Malmsteen has "Farewell" and Rik Emmett from Triumph has "Petite Etude". Things like that. But, that can't be all there is. I asked this question elsewhere and someone replied with "Dust in the Wind!!" No. Y'all know what I mean. Also, this is my first time posting anything on here, and I should've gone to these forums first instead of asking elsewhere, but, either way... if I do something wrong, just let me know, eh?? Peace, and rock on.
#4
Jimmy Page would often include passages of Bach's "Bouree in E Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach in his solos for "Heartbreaker".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwH0hVVpAUU&sns=em


Emerson, Lake and Powell recorded and performed Holst's "Mars, Bringer of War" from "The Planets".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fILj4pXFz5Y&sns=em


Muse includes portions of classical music by composers like Chopin and Rachmaninov in their pieces...though most often on piano, not guitar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6IdFgKkUdo&sns=em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6wu3jqLAU&sns=em


Jennifer Batten (among others) plays "Flight of the Bumblebee"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kng1oTF9img&sns=em


Sinfonity has played the entirety of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", and many others besides.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJSzdKS2o8o&sns=em
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Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#5
I don't know if you would count this as classical, but "Rapture" by Jeff Loomis has been stuck in my head all day, and kinda fits the bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLr3qTH6Phc
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#6
Quote by the_white_bunny
randy has dee i think
EDIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWSUD3ZmqT8
then pretty much youtube paul gilbert and you'll find tons of stuff.
EDIT
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=paul+gilbert+classical

Yeah, I learned that one forever ago. Randy's great. My favorite guitarist, in fact. I can't believe I forgot to mention that one, but... any more??
#7
Just about any of the neoclassical shredders will have tunes either inspired by or that are covers of classical pieces- it is part of what defines them.

So, besides YJM, look at David Chastain, Chris Impelliteri, Tony Macalpine, etc.

Also, FYI, Steve Vai has some pieces floating around out there. For example, he and Ry Cooder supplied the guitar work for the movie Crossroads- Vai in particular did the classical shredding. IOW, in the classic guitar duel between the hero (Ralph Macchio) and The Devil's guitarist (Vai), all of that is Steve Vai's playing.

Steve Howe has used classical tropes in his performances.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNsbtnMeGbU&sns=em
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Mar 30, 2015,
#8
Awesome, awesome. Feel free to add some more, but I've got plenty of material to go on. Thanks, guys.
#9
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away,"The Move", (who would eventually become "Electric Light Orchestra),recorded an album called, "Shazaam", a few of the songs,"Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited" (IIRC), included numerous "licks, or,"riffs" if you will. from classical pieces. Most notably,"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", along with "Tea", from the Nutcracker Suite. If any of you haven't heard this album, it's way over the top out there, including the band interviewing people on the street between cuts.

They also hit Tom Paxton's, "The Last Thing on MY Mind", with a treatment I'm certain he would have never inagined.

Jethro Tull did,"Bouree" as well on "Stand Up". This is Mr. Bach's Em "Bouree" also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk

Spoiler alert, the spitty, farty conclusion, is the best part...
Last edited by Captaincranky at Apr 1, 2015,