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I'm sure there's already a thread about this but I would like to set a few rules.

Say what song you thing holds one of the greatest solo's of all time in it, and who it is by.

1) no bagging others opinions, as they are different
2) You may suggest no more than 5 songs in a post
3) You may explain why you like it and why it is the best rock solo
4) No songs with 10 minute + solos

When I gather this information from you fellow guitarists from around the world I will produce a video and song which holds almost all of your suggestions. I will keep you posted how it all goes.
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Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Fade to Black-Metallica
Eruption-Eddie van Halen
Seize the Day- Avenged Sevenfold
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There are a few:

Still of the Night - Whitesnake (Live in recent years)
Limelight - Rush
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Get the Funk Out - Extreme
Sweet Child - Guns N'Roses

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Whole Lotta Rosie - Ac/DC

come on people its the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tough choice !!

Whole Lotta Rosie - Angus
Heartbreaker - Jimmi Page
November Rain - Slash
Comfortably Numb - Dave Gilmour
Texas Flood - SRV
Still got the blues - Gary Moore

Not sure which one

-Stairway to Heaven - Zep
Flawless. It's one of those solos that just fits perfectly. Everything about it works. Zep say they wrote three separate solos for it and took ages to decide on one, so I guess that shows just how well thought out it is.

-Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses
Iconic. Lots of fun. Not terribly complex or anything, but it's a great climax to a great song.

-Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult or Metallica cover, can't decide
Okay, it's probably less the solo and more the context, but I can't get over how well this works. I think the Metallica cover actually does it better, but if James had the same amount of power as Eric (He's the one that sings, isnt' he..?), I think the outro solo would've been flawless.

-Two Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
Once again the context is what makes this. I almost want to pick The Trooper or The Wicker Man instead, but eh.

-Fade to Black - Metallica
Very emotional and fantastically played. The only thing that really mars this is that they finish with a fadeout.
kissing the shadows - children of bodom

seize the day - avenged sevenfold

two weeks - all that remains

hangar 18 or tornado of souls - megadeth
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tales of brave ulysses by cream its got mad wah
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I like the feel of Mr. Crowley solos and Heartbreaker.
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-Stairway to Heaven - Zep
Flawless. It's one of those solos that just fits perfectly. Everything about it works. Zep say they wrote three separate solos for it and took ages to decide on one, so I guess that shows just how well thought out it is.

It wasn't thought out at all. He winged 3 solos, and chose the best one, which was the first take. Recorded it on his Tele and some no name amp that was sittin around the sturdio.
Sweet Child O' Mine - GN'R

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Seize the Day- Avenged Sevenfold

LOL? Best of all time?

I think:

Nothing else matters
Hangar 18
Sweet child - guns
November rain outro
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Most Blue Oyster Cult solos are amazing. I would go for Astronomy or Don't Fear (The Reaper).
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"Rock Bottom" live, by UFO off of Strangers in the Night.

I'm listening to that right now!

But I'd have to say, for me at the moment, it's Don't Believe A Word by Gary Moore, I just love that tone.
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We Will Rock You/ We Are the Champions, I love Brian May's short and sweet solo at the end of We Will Rock You. I think it defines great tone.
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Smoke on the Water - Ritchie Blackmore
It just has to be perfect, which is why it's so rarely changed from the original.

Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore
The guy just has incredible tone and such a wonderful touch when it comes to capturing mood.

Rock Bottom - Michael Schenker
I remember as a kid that this just blew me away and it was a great moment when I finally learned to play it myself.

Number of the Beast - Dave Murray/Adrian Smith
Overall, as a guitarist and musician, I prefer Adrian Smith in Iron Maiden but the Dave Murray section is just awesome and I never tire of hearing it. As usual the two styles work beautifully together.

Whole Lotta Rosie - Angus Young
There's plenty of guitarists I admire more than Angus Young but I just love the energy in this one and as a guitarist he always seems to capture the essence of a Rock 'n' Roll guitarist. It must be all that Pentatonic stuff but for me, the bottom line is that it really works perfectly.

There's plenty others but as I'm restricted to 5 per post I'd better stop for now and maybe post again later.
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since ive been loving you - led zeppelin
walk on by - the stranglers
train kept a rolling - aerosmith
my michelle - guns n roses
Well it depends what u define rock but i'll have a go.

Rock Bottom - michael schenker.
Sometimes solo's work because of the chords behind it are nice. This 1 is standalone and it's really a "solo" It has great movement and an even better climax.

If you never heard this 1 then be shamed!!!

Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
Imo 1 of the best guitar solo's. Imo this 1 is for me the best Compromise of feel/tone/complexity/Ideas/Style. Not 1 lick in that solo tells me "I'm Wanking".

The solo:
Ii starts of with this slow bluesy thing with tasty bends, nice tone not clean not full distorted. IT then goes into in this ascending lick which just flows like water through a river. Then he plays short 3 string arppegios which are totally out of key but you don't notice it because of i dunno (steve vai is alien). It then goes to a legato from top of the neck to the bottom with his wah which also flows excellent. Then once again he use small arppegios and end the solo which then he turns the volume knob down and plays the theme.

Why did God gave him a mouth? I don't know, he talks better through his guitar.

Perfectly executed and 1 of my all time favourites.

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Green Day - The Judge's Daughter
Proving that Billie Joe can play more than just powerchords. Nice solo that just fits in perfectly with the rest of the song.

Joe Satriani - Crushing Day
It's so technically insane, even Satch can't play it without sitting down.

Queens of the Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu
Sex coming from a guitar.
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Sorrow- Pink Floyd. Such feeling.
Got my mojo workin' but it just don't work on you.
It's nice to see that there are some UFO junkies like meself.

Yeah, i would say "Rock Bottom" is the best solo ever made.

But you wanna know some thing that comes close? "Profession of Violence" also by UFO, played by Paul Chapman.

This one was Vinnie Moore though.
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Most Blue Oyster Cult solos are amazing. I would go for Astronomy or Don't Fear (The Reaper).

+40, Burnin' For You is also amazing.

Queens Of The Stone Age solos are really quite something too.
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For me, it will always be the original rock n' roll solo: the solo/bridge in Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry.
Fade To Black - Metallica
Probably my favorite solo(s) for a while. The outro solo has a nice blend of modal and blues phrasing, and the intro is just perfect.

Halo - Machine Head
It fits really well and has a really nice harmonized part between Rob and Phil. They really show their chops here.

Hatebreeder - Children of Bodom
Strangely emotional for a melodeath band. I like. Great interplay between keys (I forget his name- Janne, I think?) and Alexi.

Hollow - Pantera
It portrays the sadness and emotion of the song extremely well. It's also awesome.

Dyer's Eve - Metallica
Damn this solo is awesome. It's one of Kirk's best, IMO.
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Rise- Pantera

Another day in the Quicksand- In Flames this solo just shows how good Jesper and Bjorn are.
Sultans of swing - Dire straits
White room -Cream
LimeLight -Rush
Master of Puppets - mettalica
Mr brownstone - G-N-R
Can't really decide, but I'm just gonna think of five from the top of my head.

AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
I could list loads of Angus solo's but can only have one in the top 5.

Thin Lizzy - Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) A Rock Legend
This solo just has me memorised every time I hear it.

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Don't think this one's over 10 minutes but it is a classic and you couldn't really leave it out.

Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Just Classic.

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
I think Stairway is a good solo, but I like this more, possibly just because of the thumping breaks in between the solo.

Someone should make a Hurt / Heal thread on this.

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