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1. Knopfler's solo in Dire Straits' "Tunnel of love"

2. Judas Priest's solo (duet) in "Painkiller"

3. Jimi Hendrix's in "All along the Watchtower"
When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself. ~Leonard Cohen
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for me its
1. Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg- Iron Maiden
2. Corey's solo in A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation- Trivium
3. Heartbreaker 'free time' section from the How The West Was Won live album- Led Zeppelin
Metallica - Disposable Heroes
Buckethead - Soothsayer
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
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1. M.I.A Avenged Sevenfold
2.One Metallica
3. Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

I chose these because syns has a great style i can really relate to and it brings great power in their songs. Metallica really goes through a lot of great solo phases in this and their all done flawlessly
1.Homage For Satan - Deicide
2.Fermented Offal Discharge - Necrophagist
3.Lash By Lash - Spawn Of Possession
1. Pink Floyd's "High Hopes"
2. Rage Against The Machine's "Know Your Enemy"
3. Jimi Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower"

Any solo by Buckethead, Dave Gilmour, Dimebag Darrell, Tom Morrello, Jim Hendrix, Miyavi, Maximum The Ryo, Adam Jones, Zakk Wylde, and Randy Rhoads are worth listening to. There is a hell of alot more that is just as good too. Agato in my opinion measures up to Tom Morrello. And... Battles own

Edit: Comfortably Numb deserves to be on my list too, studio and live [delicate sound of thunder] versions.
Last edited by Regression at Jan 28, 2008,
Really hard and I have no order but...

Pink Floyd - Time (or comfortably numb but only the one extended from "Pulse")
Dream Theater - Hollow Years(live version)
Larry Carlton - Room 335

It's hard to nail down just three, I could go on for a while and seperate bands and soloartist etc... but that up there is some of my favorites
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3. Nirvana - heart shaped box (so simple, so beautiful)
2. Metallica - Whiplash (dude this got me into soloing)
1. Randy Rhoads - Mr. Crowlay (can't help it my all time favour)
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Under a Glass Moon - Dream Theater
Turn Around - Bumblefoot
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in no order
Temple Of The Dog- Say Hello 2 Heaven
Pearl Jam- Alive
Metallica- Fade to Black (this is the first "real" solo i learned)
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I met Sonic Youth on June 30th, and Mars Volta on Oct 20th.
I guess we all have our influences, but I couldn't pick just three solos out and be done with it. Most of the 80's metal bands caught my attention with gut-busting solos. What I like most, though, is a solo with feeling....that's what counts the most.
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

And some others.
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In No Order

BTBAM - Selkies: The Endless Obsession
Allan Holdsworth - City Nights
George Benson - Take Five
And you can't spell funeral
without fun
hope you had a good time
cuz now your life is done
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Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

I was wondering if someone would pick this one...

Excellent choice!
When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself. ~Leonard Cohen
Perhaps I should add my #4 as well:

The solo in "Child in Time" by Deep Purple...
When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself. ~Leonard Cohen
Another girl another planet the only ones
The Fly u2
Dani California Chillis
the ones in King Diamond's Abigail are pretty cool,
the solo in Kiri to Mayu by Dir en Grey is awesome, well...all the songs by Dir en Grey are awesome!
I'd have to say:

1. Radiohead - Paranoid Android - it might just be the huge amount of emotion in the song ,but every time I hear the first solo, I get a chill down my spine.

2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied - One of the most powerful solos ever, inspired me to play guitar.

3. Dinosaur Jr - Almost Ready - One of the best openings to one of the best songs ever.
Scream - Avenged Seven fold
Apple Tree - Wolfmother
Synyster Gates Solo
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In No Order

BTBAM - Selkies: The Endless Obsession

Nice choice i kinda wasn't thinking when i did this and didnt put it in my own
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Nice choice i kinda wasn't thinking when i did this and didnt put it in my own

The ending to that song is just so epic.
Especially that harmonized run near the end.
And you can't spell funeral
without fun
hope you had a good time
cuz now your life is done
Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun (why has no one said that?)

Any live Jerry Garcia solo

Any live Trey Anastasio solo
I agree with the Machine Gun very much so!

and this one is gonna soud lame, but the Santeria solo by Sublime
****in beautiful!
Derek Trucks - Sahib Teri Bandi-Maki Madni well the whole song is kinda a solo, but still
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad - Steppin' Out With The Grateful Dead - England '72
Do You Read Me - Rory Gallagher - Live At Montreux
jimi hendrix - little wing
pink floyd - comfortably numb
metallica - fade to black

in no particular order
[1] Metallica - Black
[2] Synyster Gates Solo
[3] Eddie Van Halen - Eruption
So a bear walks into a bar and takes a seat.

The Bartender says to the bear "What will ya have?"

The Bear just replies with Uhh's and Mgghhmm's.

Then the Bartender asks "WHY THE BIG PAWS?!"

[Get it? The bear has big paws?]
It's hard to pick just three... so I'll post fifteen!

In no particular order, except the first, which is my #1:

Frank Zappa - Packard Goose
Between The Buried And Me - Selkies, The Endless Obsession
Dir en grey - Macabre (pfft. The whole song rocks on guitar)
Pain Of Salvation - Idioglossia (first solo)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence - II: About To Crash
Opeth - Windowpane
Protest The Hero - Blindfolds Aside
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (gotta have at least one "classic" in there)
Boston - Hitch A Ride (make that two. D'oh!)
Rush - Jacob's Ladder
The Devin Townsend Band - Triumph (played by Steve Vai)
Ayreon - Cosmic Fusion (actually, the whole trade-off bit with violin/keyboard)
Boa - Duvet (though I think it's actually keyboard. Who cares?)
CANO - Bienvenue 1984
Genesis - Supper's Ready

Honorable mention:

I didn't want to include the same artist twice on this list, but if I did, this would be my #2:

Frank Zappa - Watermelon In Easter Hay
Q: Favourite Pink Floyd song?
A: The one where they get wicked high and play Emin and A for an hour.
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Metallica's Unforgiven and Wherever I May Roam,along with Scorpion's Rock You Like a Hurricane.
Not ranked:
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
Fade to Black - Metallica
Opeth - Windowpane
1. Freebird-Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Eruption-Van Halen
3. Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
4. One- Metallica
5. M.I.A- Avenged Sevenfold
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I agree with the Machine Gun very much so!

and this one is gonna soud lame, but the Santeria solo by Sublime
****in beautiful!

I agree, on the Rolling Stone list Santeria is #81 and its nothing extrordinary but just has a great sound to it its really... (ugh I guess theres no way around it) "Pretty"
I think the best fitting solo to a song that captures the mood is Seize the day by A7X every time i listen to the 2nd part of the solo it sends chills down my spine
Necrophagist :: Fermented Offal Discharge/seven/epitaph
Wintersun :: Winter Madness/beautiful Death
Hendrix :: all along the watchtower/purpe haze
Malmsteen :: Far beyond the sun/black star
Iron Maiden :: The Trooper/Alexander The Great
Deep Purple :: Strange kind of woman/highway star
Pink Floyd :: Comfortably numb/shine on you cray diamond part I-V
Led Zep :: Dazed And Confused/achilles last stand
Frank Zappa- Montana
Frank Zappa-Shut up and play yer guitar
Tool-Lateralus (both solo's)
Keeping it real since '92
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