Fastest Guitar Solos of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Through The Fire And Flames - Herman Li and Sam Totman

Obviously the fastest. And shame for everyone who think they speeded it up in the studio... - somekindofaguy

Just like I thought. - zxm

2 One - Kirk Hammett

Quite fast but shouldn't be on number 2. - zxm

Look at the tapping part, it's faster than everything on this page, 16th notes triplets at 216 BPM it's a insane speed, 21 notes per second, seriously...

3 Raining Blood - Kerry King, Gary Holt, and Jeff Hannerman
4 The Number Of The Beast - Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith
5 Killing In The Name - Tom Morello
6 Free Bird - Hughie Thomasson
7 Afterlife- Synyster Gates
8 Don't Know What I Got - Tom Keifer
9 Heroes Of Our Time - Herman Li and Sam Totman
10 Revolution Is My Name - Dimebag Darrell

The Newcomers

? Domination - Pantera

Maybe not the most difficult solo but its definitely the fastest I've ever heard. (and also one of the most unique and memorable, usually fast solos are meh). And I listened to malmsteen, MAB, gilbert and others. Those 2 ascending runs with triplets are INSANELY fast. Especially live version he plays even faster than on album and its very clear.

? Eruption - Eddie Van Halen

The Contenders

11 Sweet Child O' Mine - Slash
12 Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen

Faster than One, Free Bird or Taxman. - zxm

13 Taxman - Paul McCartney

This fast? LOL. This is a very weird understanding of "fast". - Metal_Treasure

14 Peace Sells - Dave Mustaine
15 Stargazer - Ritchie Blackmore

It's good to see Ritchie Blackmore here because he is usually very underrated.
However, he has several solos that are faster than Stargazer. Off the top of my head:
Rainbow - A Light In the Black, Kill the King, Death Alley Driver;
Deep Purple - Child in time, Highway Star
I fact, Stargazer solo isn't fast compared to his other solos. - Metal_Treasure

16 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
17 Boshe Achi (New) - Warfaze

I know most people won't listen this solo. But if you have curiosity then you could try it. Even his band mates can't play this solo. The starting licks are very very fast. - zxm

18 No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio

There are (or maybe) faster solo of his than this song. But this song has very fast solo. I added this cause its his most popular song. - zxm

19 Double Guitar Solo - Michael Angelo Batio
20 Kill the King - Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore)
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1. Through The Fire And Flames - Herman Li and Sam Totman
2. One - Kirk Hammett
3. Raining Blood - Kerry King, Gary Holt, and Jeff Hannerman
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