Special Thanks to Guitar Player Magazine!
The new Guitar Player Magazine just released the 'Top 40 Most Influential Rock Solos Ever'. Here's some of our favorite picks!
Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" solo from Van Halen's 1978 album, 'Van Halen', doesn't really leave much room to elaborate on after the brain melting effect it has on listeners.
Metallica's "Master Of Puppets" from their eponymous 1986 album contains both solos and riffs that sounded as epic then as they do now.
Carlos Santana's solo on "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)" still sends chills up the spine!
Brian May's solo on Queen's 1975 "Bohemian Rhapsody" is tone that mesmerized and serviced the track note by note. Not as easy as it sounds!
Jimmy Page's solo on Led Zeppelin's 1969 "Heartbreaker" recording is guitar playing drenched with emotion and feel. One can definitely hear the Link Wray influence in Jimmy's picking style and attack.
Jimi Hendrix remains one of the most influential Rock 'n' Roll Guitarists in history. If you think of electrifying soul shaking guitar solos, chances are you picture Hendrix, rightfully so when you hear his take of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" track. The solo on this recording took Dylan's track to a whole new level.