Greatest Guitar Solos

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81Rock and Roll Machine - Rik Emmett

Rik is way underrated. This should be top 5!

82Paranoid Android - Jonny Greenwood

90? The two solo's in this song are crazy. Deserves to be way higher

Absolutely epic, filled to the brim with chaos.

He's such a underrated Guitarist.

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83Sympathy For The Devil - Keith Richards

Rock warrior Keith Richards may be best known for his rhythm guitar work with the legendary Rolling Stones, but his sharp, icy solo in Sympathy For The Devil is unbelievable. Mick Jagger leads into it with a solid vocal prompt, and then Keith lets all soul break loose in a truly amazing explosion. Like many of the other solos on this list, SFTD's solo seems to perfectly depict the concepts of humanity overlooking its own sins that this mighty rock song describes.

It sounds like nothing else in the world!

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84Hold the Line - Steve Lukather

Are you kidding me this guitar solo is epic and should at least be in the top 10. I'm gonna say he is the most underrated guitarist not Kurt Cobain as mentioned in a prior comment.

85Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani
86The Best of Times - John Petrucci

This song is one of the epicest and saddest things I've ever heard, and the solo always gives me feels. And damn it is so underrated. - Vinitsky

How can all that junk and sad guitar solo can be at the top...
Please do listen to the real music and vote again

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87For the Love of God - Steve Vai

Another underrated solo that's way better than eruption. come on people a solo is not about speed

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88Ride the Lightning - Kirk Hammet

Great one by Kirk

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89Smoke On the Water - Ritchie Blackmore

Thought this List was called the Greatest Guitar Solos because This Is Way to Low!

90Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore

Very Underrated.. This guitar solo can make you cry.. The best blues masterpiece ever.. RIP Gary Moore

Please, please listen to Gary Moore. He is one of the best I've heard. He has so many solos that are just fantastic. Just check them out. RIP Gary

Everybody check Gary Moore out. Probably one of the best.

91Nothing Else Matters - James Hetfield
92Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Greatest ever come on people have no brain these days

93The Number of the Beast - Dave Murray/Adrian Smith

This is grade A 100% good good legend crap right there

94Money - Pink Floyd

I can't believe this isn't on the list! The guitar solo in Money is crazy iconic. What Pink Floyd fan doesn't know every note by heart?

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95Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa
96Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix

This and the Instrumental version, are one of the most emotional pieces of beautiness ever

97Whispering A Prayer - Steve Vai
98Child In Time - Deep Purple
99Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
100Tender Surrender - Steve Vai

Sure, it sounds like its played over a cheesy backing track, but hey man, it's Steve Vai! His impeccable timing and good phrasing creates an interesting and complicated combination of sounds.

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