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100 Greatest Live Rock Guitar Solos

Criteria: Live Guitar solos are the best display of talent by these musicians. Each guitar solo was ranked mainly for the overall quality of its composition. Originality, complexity, influence, and lasting appeal are also considered.

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Last Updated: 2005-05-15

  1. Crossroads - Eric Clapton (Wheels Of Fire / Cream)
  2. Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy Page (The Song Remains The Same / Led Zeppelin)
  3. Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix (Band Of Gypsys / Jimi Hendrix)
  4. Statesboro Blues - Duane Allman (At Fillmore East / Allman Brothers Band)
  5. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (Pulse / Pink Floyd)
  6. Suicide Solution - Randy Rhoads (Tribute / Ozzy Osbourne)
  7. 316 - Eddie Van Halen (Live Right Here Right Now / Van Halen)
  8. Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix (Live At Woodstock / Jimi Hendrix)
  9. La Villa Strangiato - Alex Lifeson (Exit Stage left / Rush)
10. I'm So Glad - Eric Clapton (Goodbye / Cream)
11. Cortez The Killer - Neil Young (Weld / Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
12. Freebird - Allen Collins/Gary Rossington (One More From The Road / Lynyrd Skynyrd)
13. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan (Live At Carnegie Hall / Stevie Ray Vaughan)
14. Wicked World - Tony Iommi (Past Lives / Black Sabbath)
15. Heaven And Hell - Pete Townshend (Live At Leeds / The Who)
16. Edge of Darkness - Eric Clapton (24 Nights / Eric Clapton)
17. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Live at Woodstock / Jimi Hendrix)
18. Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani (Live In San Francisco / Satriani)
19. Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive!)
20. Guitar Solo - John Petrucci (Once In A Livetime / Dream Theater)
21. Liberation - Terry Kath (Live / Chicago)
22. Why Does Love Have To Be So Bad - E. Clapton (Live at the Fillmore / Derek & Dominos)
23. Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen (Double Live / Yngwie Malmsteen)
24. Whipping Post - Duane Allman/Dickey Betts (At Fillmore East / Allman Brothers Band)
25. Hear My Train a Comin' - Jimi Hendrix (Blues / Jimi Hendrix)
26. Sunshine Of Your Love - Eric Clapton (24 Nights / Eric Clapton)
27. Mountain Jam - Duane Allman/Dickey Betts (At Fillmore East / Allman Brothers Band)
28. Old Love - Eric Clapton (24 Nights / Eric Clapton)
29. Lazy - Ritchie Blackmore (This Time Around / Deep Purple)
30. Spoonful - Eric Clapton (Wheels Of Fire / Cream)
31. Sultans of Swing - Mark Knopfler (Alchemy / Dire Straits)
32. Brighton Rock - Brian May (Live Killers / Queen)
33. Guitar Solo - Zakk Wylde (Live And Loud / Ozzy Osbourne)
34. Money - David Gilmour (Delicate Sound Of Thunder / Pink Floyd)
35. Let it Rain - Eric Clapton (Live at the Fillmore / Derek & The Dominos)
36. You Shook Me - Jimmy Page (BBC Sessions / Led Zeppelin)
37. Woodstock Jam - Joe Satriani (Time Machine / Joe Satriani)
38. Another Brick In The Wall - David Gilmour (Pulse / Pink Floyd)
39. Desdemona - Warren Haynes/Derek Trucks (One Way Out / Allman Brothers Band)
40. Seek and Destroy - Kirk Hammett (Live Shit / Metallica)
41. Youngstown - Nils Lofgren (Live At New York City / Bruce Springsteen)
42. Red House - Steve Vai (Live in Concert / G3)
43. Dazed And Confused - Jimmy Page (The Song Remains The Same / Led Zeppelin)
44. Guitar Solo - Leslie West (Twin Peaks / Mountain)
45. Heaven and Hell - Tony Iommi (Live Evil / Black Sabbath)
46. Sorrow - David Gilmour (Pulse / Pink Floyd)
47. Jailbreak - Angus Young (Live / AC/DC)
48. How Many More Times - Jimmy Page (BBC Sessions / Led Zeppelin)
49. Guitar Intro - Gary Moore (Monsters Of Rock / Thin Lizzy)
50. Like a Hurricane - Neil Young (Weld / Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
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