When it comes to modern day music, so often sterilized with glossy production, auto-tune and repetitive harmonies the epic guitar solo is rapidly becoming a rare thing indeed. But thankfully, you don’t have to travel too far back in time to find some truly astounding musical feats on the fretboard. We’ve search the musical annals across the world to pick out some of the greatest guitar solos in the history of music. Let us know if you agree with our choices or if there’s any glaring ones we’ve missed out!
Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister
Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Mick Taylor stamps his name and made sure he was never forgotten as a stones guitarist
There is B.B. and Albert, but then there is Freddie!
mellowship slinky in B Major solo
John Frusciante……………..enough said
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird 1976
Because it just goes on and on like a redneck freight train
Fugazi - 4 - Argument - Life and Limb
Just goes to show the best solos can be the most simple. This solo makes me turn any stereo up.
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (on Jools Holland, 1997)
Jonny Greenwood, a man of few words but a monster of a guitarist