Best James Hetfield Solos

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

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets Master 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.

I can see James Hetfield played a lot of good solo.he played good guitar solos, riffs and his voice is also good. - zxm

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2 Suicide & Redemption Suicide & 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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3 The Outlaw Torn The Outlaw Torn
4 The Ecstasy of Gold The 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

5 One One

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

6 Orion Orion
7 Blackened Blackened
8 The Day That Never Comes The Day That Never Comes

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

9 Whiskey In the Jar Whiskey In the Jar
10 My Friend of Misery My Friend of Misery

The Newcomers

? To Live Is to Die To 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.

? Nothing Else Matters Nothing 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...

Slow, simple, melodic, full of emotions. Perfect solo for this amazing song

He plays lead guitar in this song - rock2metal

This solo cures all of sadness

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The Contenders

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

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

18 Carpe Diem Baby Carpe Diem Baby
19 Overkill

On the Garage Inc album

20 Too Late, Too Late Too Late, Too Late
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List StatsUpdated 28 Feb 2017

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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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