Best guitar solo in rock song
Metallica's "One" always blows me away. And that bridge to get to the solo sounds awesome backwards.
Some favorites of mine.
The opening riff is classic but the solo at 2:19 is the most incredible sound ever....such high-pitched notes that strain credulity, it sounds literally like the guitar is wailing and mourning.
The solo at 3:13 is one of my all-time favorites, and I love the version performed live on SNL just as much as this one.... I wish I could find the video on Youtube because it is excellent. I purchased the sheet music for this song to see the solo in musical notation, because it is so gorgeous.
I'm a Yardbirds nut, so I gotta include a few of these. Jeff Beck's piece at 1:41, which starts with siren sounds and then delves into a blistering solo, is awesome.
Jimmy Page's solo at 1:35, Eastern-influenced, makes one wish it lasted a few seconds longer before the fade-out.
Page's solo at 1:31 is the archetype of the "Dazed and Confused" solo, and stands on its own as a great solo.
Hard to pick just one from Led Zeppelin, but this is sublime.
This song takes me back to my childhood.....ahhh the memories. Technically not a guitar solo, but the electric sitar solo is fantastic and it ends with an innovative pitch-shifting organ solo.
One of the best rock songs ever, loaded with many great solos...the last one however is my favorite....the plucked notes sound like seagulls.
As far as straight-up "Rock" goes ...
#1 Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock
#2 guitar solo part of Hotel California - Eagles
#3 --- 100-way tie of as many great, but not as great, solos
This is damn near the most beautiful piece of rock music ever. I love the way he says "thank you" at the end.
Why thank you!
Prince's live guitar solo.
They have it on You-tube but the quality sucks.
He may be a freak but musically he's a genius.
C'MON PRINCE, GET OUT OF THAT CULT SHIT ALREADY!