Greatest Guitar Solos of Rock and Metal

Restricted to rock and metal for an easier comparison of song styles. Please consider talent, originality, and technique for your selections of these solos. Really think and research before you vote. Thank you!

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61 Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll - Donald Roeser
62 Dreams - Duane Allman
63 Ride the Lightning - Kirk Hammett

Great solo. You can hear Mustaine's influence on it, combined with Kirk Hammeth's play. Every person who likes metal genre must hear it.

It's writes by Dave Mustaine not Hammett
Any way it's best Metallica solo

In my opinion, the best solo of metalica. Is fast and awersome. Epic guitar of Kirk Hammett. The best

64 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Guys you really underrate judas priest but there so good and have the best metal solos I've ever heard go on youtube and type in judas priest guitar solos and you'll find a lot of great solos here is a list of some of there best painkiller, all guns blazing, ram it down, beyond the realms of death, one shot at glory, touch of evil those are just a few that you really need to check out

Wow... Obviously no one has heard this song. I don't know how you can listen to any music without listening to this. Every single instrument on this song is perfect. The drum intro the incredible guitar solo, and the vocals... Should be in the top ten.

This song is on the list twice. Just explains how wicked the solo is.

65 Soothsayer - Buckethead

This the most emotional solo he has ever written and its almost 7 minutes long even though people only count the shredding as the solo I count the entire thing and it is a masterpiece of art and shows his true dedication to the guitar and the way that he plays it with more feel than probably anyone else on the planet. LONG LIVE BIG B.

Buckethead is a genius with a guitar. I don't see how this isn't higher on the list. For those of you who haven't heard it. Please do. It is a true emotional masterpiece.

You can find everything in this solo the amazing riffs, the speed and the emotions.. It's without a doubt a masterpiece.. But an underrated one

This guy plays emotion! Enough said!

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66 Bat Country - Synyster Gates

Are You Kidding Me. This Solo is Amazing

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67 Iron Man - Tony Iommi
68 Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani

Satriani speaks, or rather, plays for himself in this one. - ybothermatt

69 Brothers in Arms - Mark Knopfler
70 Seven - Muhhamed Suicmez

amazing solo why has no one heard of this?

71 Serrana - Jason Becker
72 A Light In The Black - Ritchie Blackmore

One of Ritchies best and nonstop guitar performances, this song is punishing from start to finish.

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73 Fear of the Dark - Dave Murray
74 Aqualung - Jethro Tull
75 Achilles Last Stand - Jimmy Page

Jimmy truly makes his Les Paul sing and cry during this somewhat lengthy solo. The beating of the drums in the background express anger and desperation which harmonize very well with this solo.

How in the world is "Bad Medicine" at number 6? Richie Sambora is not a very good guitarist. However, Jimmy Page can play in any style, any day. That is why at least ONE of Jimmy's solos should be number 1.

It's the emotion in the notes and the phrasing in chords
That make this solo

76 Time - David Gilmour

Come on people! Have any of you even listened to this?!?! This solo is why the guitar was invented...jezz!

Best damb guitar solo ever. It is the best sequence of one of the best albums of all "time"!

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77 21 Guns - Billie Joe Armstrong

It's an amazing song and the solo is awesome.
Love Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre cool, Mike dirnt and Jason White

78 Seize the Day - Synyster Gates

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.

79 Domination - Dimebag Darrel

the hardest guitar solo anyone could ever try to atttempt to play

80 In Bloom - Kurt Cobain
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