I got to say I don't listen to popular music a lot but I hope solos are making a come back.
I don't know if where you guys live it's the same as here but the popular radio station has a tendencie of cutting off solos from songs. This bugs me a lot. It seems solos are making songs too long for radio and from their point of view it's kind of useless. Talk about insulting a guitarist.
I hate radio mix.