Greatest Guitar Solos of Rock and Metal
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Suspect most voting haven't ever heard this. Find it & make sure it is the original studio version. Schenker was just 16 when he played one of the greatest solo's ever. This solo stands on it's own in the song. What makes it special is its ability to start slow and build into a frenzy without ever losing melody. If it was heard more you'd see this in every top ten list.
This is without doubt the greatest piece of guitar playing ever committed to vinyl. After hearing this other guitar players would lay down their guitars and go learn how to play the drums. Its that good, no its beyond that good, listen, I beg you, I plead with you, beg steal borrow buy or even download a copy... You will not be disapointed
Other solos can go hard, but this takes you on a journey. It starts slow and builds into a crescendo of technical excellence - greatest solo of all time.
A huge influence on my playing. One of the greatest solos of all time. The live version, of course.V5 Comments
Dude, this solo has lines of 32nd notes.
It is a great solo jimmy page at his best.
Seconds only to whole lotta love.
i have never seen anybodies fingers move so fast in my life
Incredibly underrated guitarist, such speed in his solos...
Great song, even better solo...It comes and goes which adds to the whole mood. It's like a story in the form of guitar notes, so simple yet so effective.
Great solo, I do pprefer this over the dani California one, I think it should be much higher the 74V1 Comment
It is one of the best solos Green Day has done ever - idolangelx13
the solo in this is insane and the song itself is amazing... an incredible instrumental on the album train of thought by the technically amazing Dream Theater... in this solo John Petrucci shreds with great technicality and even does a little sweeping to add some extra flavor to the fast shredding solo - dddddoug
This solo might not be the fastest but it is still amazing and the most emotional solos I have ever heard.
Amazing solo makes me so happy. Not the fastest but it sounds amazing, maybe my first love.
the hardest guitar solo anyone could ever try to atttempt to play
A sultry solo at the end of an energetic song. I still don't get why Lonely Day isn't on the list. The melancholic solo will definitely make you cry.
A fantastic solo that's even better live!
The best solo guitarist in the world
The buildup is pristine, and boy does it ever deliver.
How underrated! Steve Vai is like one of the gods of the guitar!
His guitar playing is so amazing..
undeniable metallica's best solo, the first part is the best though - Psykosauron
Amazing solo, but dave mustaine played this one in the studio, not kirk
The fastest paced and most intense solo to have a great flow to it.
Anyone who actually takes the time to listen to it will realize it's better than the other 48 entries. It's just obvious.
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