Best James Hetfield Solos

Although Kirk Hammett was the lead guitarist in Metallica, James Herfield did some guitar solos.

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1Master of Puppets

Probably the best solo in the world. Just so smooth and beautiful. It fits very good with the song when it kind of dies right there and this amazing solo starts. It's bringing the song back to life again. I just love it.

I watched a video of Master of Puppets live 2004 Sydney, and the crowd was singing along to the first solo. It sent chills down my spine! gr8 song

No doubt about this one. 2nd to this solo should be To Live Is To Die. Then One.

The best solo ever! M/

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2Nothing Else Matters

Where others say "Stairway to Heaven" is best solo ever, this is it for me. Pure feel, blues, emotion - it's on spot. Made my fingers bleed on lots of occasions...

He plays lead guitar in this song - rock2metal

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3Suicide & Redemption

It is not only very fast, but there is a beautiful transition between james' solo and kirk's solo. So much better than the Master of puppet solo

Hetfield's solos aren't about speed. They're about emotion, clarity, and pure skill. I don'y know anyone else that has the same type of solos as James, and Suicide & Redemption sums it all up.

It's a masterpiece and is literally the funnest thing to play on guitar.

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4The Outlaw Torn
5The Ecstasy of Gold

Sweet solo man! You rock the house my man. I love you so much, you're my idol yo. I wanna be like you when I become big yo. But kirk kicks your ass man yo peace yo


The final solo is a double solo of James and Kirk - rock2metal

7To Live Is to Die

Are you serious? Master & Nothing Else Matters are good but THIS is THE BEST Metallica solo. Yes friends, not Kirk, James. It is so melancholic and beautiful that it makes me tear up every time, and paired with one of Kirk's best solos and the excellent melodies of the whole tune makes this top tier when it comes to Metallica music and metal in general.

10The Day That Never Comes

It's a double solo from James and Kirk - rock2metal

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?Whiskey In the Jar
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The Contenders

11My Friend of Misery
12That Was Just Your Life
13Fight Fire With Fire
14Creeping Death
15Thorn Within
16Just a Bullet Away
17Bad Seed
18The House Jack Built

Yeah, it's from Load, but it's still an awesome song, WITH a Talkbox solo courtesy of Papa Het!

19Carpe Diem Baby

On the Garage Inc album

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List StatsUpdated 6 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. The Outlaw Torn
2. Master of Puppets
3. One
1. Nothing Else Matters
2. Master of Puppets
3. Suicide & Redemption



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