Greatest Rock Guitar Solos of the 21st Century


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The Top Ten

Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
This song deserves to be here.
.. Synyster is undoubtedly the greatest guitarist of 21st century
My Favorite band Avenged Sevenfold!
They're the real music

2The Day That Never Comes - Metallica
Tallica is timeless... Gates being first is a joke I mean he's good but...

3I.V. - X Japan

4Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers

5Constant Motion - Dream Theater
This should be under a7x dream theater is super underrated because their long songs this song has a long amazing solo

6Blackbird - Alter Bridge
Amazing solo, where it builds up into an insane heavy section - not to mention this is one of the greatest modern epics in rock music, certainly Alter Bridge's magnum opus!


One of the best songs in the 21st century and with the best solo guitarist in the decade and top 20 of all time. People all those who says that avenger sevenfold or linkin park is better band than alter bridge are wrong all because of their fans and fame doesn't mean that they are better be realistic listen to the songs and albums they had. Don' t be silly People just listen their vocalist and solo guitarist are unbelieveable trust me I won't let you down
What a song! This should have been first. Excellent solo also. The overall song is amazing just as songs from band RED.

7Stricken - Disturbed
awesome melody with a kick-ass solo and pro lyrics is what makes this song great.

8Winter Madness - Wintersun
This is without question the greatest guitar solo in the entire genre of Melodic Death Metal, a genre known for its combination of melodic and technical guitar work. The fact that it blows every other song out of the water is a testament to the masterpiece that is Winter Madness.
I really don't get why synyster gates is at the top of every list. His solos may sound cool to someone who doesn't really play guitar, but they're really nothing special. Jari Maenpa on the other hand is a guitar wizard...
Great stuff, sounding arhythmic the first time, ofttimes revolting against the simple four-four time almost all bands subdue themselves to - however, that's just an additional indicator for its unconventional beauty. definitely something different!

9Invincible - Muse

10The Glass Prison - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11Paschendale - Iron Maiden

12Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave
Tom Morello Solo, enough Said

13A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation - Trivium

1421 Guns - Green Day

15Sudden Death - Megadeth
Intro solo is so awesome.
It's fast, technical and moody.
Best Megadeth solo since "Tornado Of Souls".
I think that is best guitar solo in 21 st century.
But in my opinion Disturbed's "Stricken" is also Great.

16Awakenings - Symphony X

1744 Minutes - Megadeth

18Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold

19Kick the Chair - Megadeth

20Plug In Baby - Muse

21Bitter Taste - Three Days Grace

22Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold

23Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park

24The Psalm of Lydia - Nevermore

25Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom
Best band I've heard in a long time

26As I Am - Dream Theater

27Addicted to Pain - Alter Bridge

28Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers

29Instrumedley - Dream Theater
Not sure which solo is the greatest, but it surely exists somewhere in Instrumedly.

30Like a Stone - Audioslave

31Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

32Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
Synyster Gates has the ability to play with seemless accuracy, and he uses that ability to craft the most beautiful, emotional and tone packed solo's that you can imagine. His solo in Seize the Day is, in my opinion, his best work.

33And All Things Will End - Avenged Sevenfold

34Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden

35Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
Awesome solo should to be best one

36The Legacy - Black Veil Brides

37The Conflict - Neal Morse

38Citizen Erased - Muse

39Scream - Avenged Sevenfold
The fact thy this solo was improvised makes this that much crazier of a solo. Insanely underrated guitar solo

40The Night - Disturbed

41Heroes of Our Time - DragonForce

42Torn - Disturbed
Best guitar solo in my opinioun its surely deserves top 10.


43Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

44On the Backs of Angels - Dream Theater
Perfect build up, seriously one of Petrucci's best solos. Reminiscent of Slash in the way that it's not one of his fastest but every note is perfectly placed in the solo

45Alive - Pearl Jam

46Hope - Sevendust
Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge shows up and delivers his best guitar solo to-date.

47Knights of Cydonia - Muse
It's epic.just listen to it and you will see.

48Gravity (Live In LA) - John Mayer
Just sweet and perfect!

49Whispers In the Dark - Skillet
The best guitar solo ever

50Down To My Last - Alter Bridge

51So You're Afraid - Mark Tremonti

52Tear Away - Drowning Pool

53Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes

54Cloud Connected - In Flames

55Holiday - Green Day

56Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi

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Updated Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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