It takes a whole brand to rock and roll, but it takes a guitarist to create the best solos. Want to find out who’s performed the greatest guitar solos in all of the music industry?
Here are the greatest guitar solos of all time.
Ritchie Blackmore – Deep Purple Highway Star
The guitarist brought the music to life as the solo perfected the performance.
Jimi Hendrix –Voodoo Child
The highly fueled lick that opens the Voodoo Child is an ideal catalyst for the blues jazzy structured guitar solo that reaches epic notes and proportions. The song itself was proof that Hendrix can create the most compositional tunes of all time.
Eric Clapton – Crossroads
As one of the great guitar players of all time, it’s no surprise that the guitarist has several famous solos in his name. While he made history with Layla’s signature sound, his crossroad solo nails the performance.
Don Felder and Joe Walsh – The Eagles’ Hotel California
After the folk-influenced rockers created the iconic Hotel California, radios still won’t let us forget. Aside from its memorable lyrics, the guitar performance was one of the best duets in history.
Randy Rhoads – Ozzy Osbourne’s Mr Crowley
Randy Roads exploded with talent within the heavy metal universe. It was their second album that ultimately captures the hearts with three great guitar moments from Roads. His solos are considered as metal masterpieces that still continue to shock the world.
Brian May – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
The theatrical lyrics and guitar solos made the song more iconic than ever imagined. Queens scored big as the music featured elements of rock, balladry and opera. Its original style shocked the world.
Jimi Hendrix – The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s All Along the Watchtower
The Seattle Rocker’s song that made a list gave a psychedelic spin to Bob Dylan’s Folk-rock original. The song includes a killer guitar solo that made Hendrix’ performance a big-time hit.
Slash – Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child of Mine
While Slash is known for his iconic performances from Night Train to November Rain, it is the Sweet Child of Mine that set the band’s success to fame. While the brilliant riff was only started as a joke, the track made chart-topping success and anything but a joke.
Pearl Jam – Alive
It has been almost twenty-five years since the first release of Pearl Jam’s Ten and hit singles including “Even Flow,” “Alive,” and “Jeremy.” Guitarist Mike McReady’s solo on Alive was without a doubt one of the finest work. With all the first section dips and jumps through the tremolo and applications, it became crystal clear just how Jimmy Hendrix influenced McReady.
Jimmy Page – Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven
The 1971 track comes in at number one, although Page’s thoughts that are the song was not his best guitar solo. There is absolutely no list of the best guitar solos that does not include Jimmy Page’s Stairway to Heaven solo.
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