#1
Ive been playing for about a year now and have just got accepted into a band as a lead. I know the pentatonic minor and major but my improv is terrible, i need some blues and/or rock riffs that i could build on to make some less sucky solos

Please Help out a newbie
thanks
#2
mmm... you can always try santana. really cool solos.. or joe satriani if ya want the crazy solos.
#4
Learn Clapton's lead from the live version of Crossroads. You don't have to be able to play it at the tempo he does but there's a treasure trove of blues/rock pentatonic licks there. You can also take a look at this style analysis I did of Ace Frehley of KISS (http://www.geocities.com/acelessons/). Ace is a simple player but some of his stock licks, especially the way he uses rhythmic displacement, will go a long way towards sounding a bit more confident in an improvisation setting (since you can just pull up a few cool licks at will).