Best '00s Guitar Solos

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1This I Love - Guns N' Roses (2008)

Theres actually no guitar at all until the solo. FOr the first two minutes of the song the only thing going on is the singing and piano playing of Axl Rose. WHen the solo does start, you feel a beautiful chill of a full tone sound. It's the only solo in an album where every song has a solo that has this beautiful and soulful of a solo. THe solo resembles the story of two loves who are going separate ways... which is in fact what the song is about. This I Love is the most beautiful and soulful song of the 00's mainly because of the guitar part even though it doesn't start til' a little more tan two minutes into the song. - gotamu

Considering it had been made in the mid 90's, anything from Chinese Democracy shouldn't be on a 2000's list.

2The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine

Amazzing! Just What I expect from Bullet For My Valentine, and also this song is 1 of their best! So yeah, really what else is therre to say?!

3Without You - Hinder
4Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

This solo should be number 1! It's not just a bunch of shredding. It fits perfectly into the song.

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5Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

This is not simply a bunch of notes shredding ascending and descending down the guitar neck... This is more about making us realize the pain of the dead man afterlife... The speed is blistering and it should be no1, just listen it first, your hands will never listen to you, and they vote for Afterlife!

Why isn't this number one? This solo shreds so much it literally melted my face off when I first heard it! Honestly this solo is much better than bat country, which is number 4. I think the two should switch places. (Not saying bat country is bad, its just that afterlife is better. )

Poor Guys! What to say now? The Last fight is up the legendary solo Afterlife? Do you feel tapping is more difficult than shredding with one hand? Oh Come on, listen to it 220 notes per minute in a completely different scale... Synyster Rules Modern Metal Era.. dot.

The fact that Gates improvised the solo when he brought it to the studio makes it that more awesome, definitely should be higher than 8th place, great solo.

6Slither - Velvet Revolver

One of the best solos I've ever heard
Guitar world placed this solo by slash on no. 2 on their list of 00s greatest guitar riffs it deserves a place much higher

7Hey - Red Hot Chili Peppers
8Rise Today - Alter Bridge
94 Words (To Choke Upon) - Bullet for My Valentine
10Blackbird - Alter Bridge

One of the best guitar solo's of this decade. The moment Myles kick in with his guitar is one of the most memorable moments in music ever (in my opinion)

Now can this not be on there already this song:s solo is full of emotion and it's just such a good song

"Amazing song, so much emotion... How can it not be in the top ten? "

Best guitar solo of all time.

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11Readyfuels - Anberlin (2003)

The solo defines the band it's self. It defines the style of Anberlin's guitar playing and song writing, which is a very hugh thing to accomplish in a guitar solo. The solo makes the chorus after it sound so much more epic and amazing then the two before it... even though there are no differences in the three choruses other than placement in the song. There's a beautiful vibe in it with a rugged rhythm part behind it. It just completely defines the song. A solo like this doesn't happen very often. - gotamu

12Better - Guns N' Roses (2008)

The 2 solos in this song are defiantly some of Buckethead's best beauties even with more than 20 albums a a solo guitarist. It's only fitting that with a very bio-plolar song that 1 solo be in a Metal/Neo-Classical style while the other be in a more bluesy style. To put those together though is extremely difficult, but Buckethead not only does it, he masters it perfectly. - gotamu

If slash had a replacement it should be buckethead. The best guitar solo of their new album... I guess this would be the last guns n' roses song with a good guitar work in it. Lets hope that the classic guns n' roses comeback

As much as I hate what guns n roses has become, I gotta admit that some of the new songs are pretty awesome, and this is one of them, This solo is just plain awesome - D2Demon

13Stupid Boy - Keith Urban (2006)

It's a 6 minute song. A little more than 2 min 30 sec is consumed with 2 beautiful guitar solos using a Jazzy and a blues form of guitar playing mixed in with a country song. The song stops after the first 4 minutes then comes back after a few seconds of silence, all for the purpose of a guitar solo dubbed over with Keith Urban crying out pleas of apology with both his voice and his guitar that create a soft and complex sounding solo that arguably the best Country solo of all time. - gotamu

Best guitar play in music Today. Can do everything, but more importantly, he bends his matchless playing to song to enhance them, where as others tend to over play their own style in a "look at how good I am" kind of way. Urban could play any song.

Just The Way he plays the song is DYNAMIC. The jazzy riff followed by a crazy fast outro. Awesome.

14Icky Thump - The White Stripes (2007)

The opening song in the album named after itself shows off the basis of Jack White Guitar Philosophy. With loads of short solos mixed and jumbled around throughout the entire song, it's hard to tell what the diffrence is between what a solo is and what a guitar fill is. All of the solos in the song display a magnificent amount of weird sounds Jack White can concoct in a guitar. Part of it doesn't even sound like guitar. Jack White is known for kinda being like the 2nd Tom Morello, only difference is Jack White mixes his strange techniques in with Metal style playing in an Alternative band.
- gotamu

15Side of a Bullet - Nickelback (2005)

With guitars tuned down 4 or 5 steps and Heavy Metal style rhythm guitar, This song is very different from the other 10 songs on the All THe RIght Reasons album. The solo was made by late Pantera guitarist and best friend of Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, Dimebag Darrell. In fact the song is written about Darrell's death via gunshot on stage in 2004. The solo resembles a bit of Pantera mixed in with Nickelback to form a rugged intense guitar solo that means more than just picking and tuning down. - gotamu

16Ashes Of The Innocent - Bullet For My Valentine (2008)

Solo resembles the structure of the song... except it's put together as one part instead of the bipolar changes between a heavy scream to a soft whisper. The solo cries out a voice of pain and rage, sorrow and hate, and defeated and victory. If you've never heard the song before, you can listen to just the solo and you get a sense of what the song means and the mixed feel of the song. - gotamu

17Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
18Storm To Pass - Atreyu (2009)

It's kinda like a modern day version of the solo to Dyers Eve - Metallica. It captures the flow of the song with a burst of energy that charges the rest of the entire album. In other words this is the power source for the Congregation Of The Damned album. The solo gives rest of the song a 6 O Clock morning has broken type feel. except it's a storm that is dawning, not the sun. This defiantly Atreyu's best performance guitar wise. - gotamu

19No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age.

The song was made to be bluesy, but the chorus and solo resemble the style of music that made em' famous. It's kinda a rowdy solo and its got a lot of edge to it. The magic of it is how easily goes from a scratchy guitar solo back to the smooth rhythmic sound of the guitar riff, which pretty much defines the song and maybe even Queens Of THe Stone Age entirely. - gotamu

20Just to Get High - Nickelback
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