The best guitar solo you've ever heard

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What's the best guitar solo you've ever heard ?
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The beatles - Let It Be, its simple but perfect.
Eddie Van Halen - Beat It, Wacky but briliant!!
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child o Mine, PERFECT!! A MASTERPIECE!!
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Shine on you crazy diamond, parts 1,3 and 7 - Pink Floyd
November Rain - GNR - all three solos
One - Metallica - both solos
... and that's all I have to say about that.

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# 3
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my fav are some jason becker solos and the yngwie solos that dont sound alike.. i like th arpeggios from hell vid solo..allot of piano classicals are basically long solos but its not guitar so doesnt count
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most memorable to me: Living Colour "Cult of Personality" 1988 -- I can still remember that moment perfectly. I was getting ready to go to work, puttin' on my shoes, watching MTV and it came on. I was blown away. I called in sick and busted out my Strat. It was time to start over. Vernon Reid is the Man!
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Led Zeppelin
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GnR - Sweet Child O' Mine
Oasis - Slide Away
The Cult - Lil' Devil
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Yankee Rose by Van Halen? Do you mean Vai with David Lee Roth?
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Vai's playing on that disk was amazing. I don't hear too much about him these days but I busted out Passion and Warfare the other night and was still impressed with it.
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Rush - from "exit stage left"., la villa strangiato, 2nd solo. The start solo from Xanadu is also beautiful.
Joe Satriani - probably "Why" from the Extremist or Crushing day from Surfing with the Alien or the Forgotten from Flying in a blue dream but the guy rarely writes a passe solo and has tons of top solos.
Dream Theater, ytse jam. Killer solo!
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# 9
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Not really sure, acctually.. Perhaps I would choose
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# 10
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Zakk Wylde, Live and Loud....if you've seen it you know what i'm talking about. (and there's one from the late 80's where he's only been playing for 5 years, it really pisses you off when you hear it and realize he's only been playing for 5 years lol)
Besides that, Anything John Petrucci plays oh oh oh remember the first time you ever heard the Heartbreaker solo (Zeppelin not Benetar) ? that's always a good one.
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I second "La Villa Strangiato", but I only know the album version from "Hemispheres". Alex Lifeson comes up with some of the most inventive and novel solos; not just pentatonic noodling (except maybe on their first album ;))
... and that's all I have to say about that.

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# 12
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well i dont know if u ppl consider this a solo but i really like eddie van halens lil fling called eruption and that other song from the album diver down om not saying there the best solos ever im just saying they really got my attention when i first heard them
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# 13
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My favs are:
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
The Unforgiven-Metallica
No More Tears-Ozzy(Zakk Wylde)
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# 14
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Oh yeah, I forgot about No more tears! What a great build-up to a rockin' solo! It's just perfect!
... and that's all I have to say about that.

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Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused-Zepplin
Melissa-Allman Brothers
Lucky Man-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Use of Time-311
# 16
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Steve Vai - For The Love Of God
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Jason Becker - Altitudes
GNR - Sweet Child O'mine , November Rain
Marty Freidman - Valey of Eternity
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Vai- The Audience is Listening.
Ozzy- Mamma I'm Coming Home.
Extreme- Intro to Mamma (Don't Wanna Go to School Today)

Nuno Bettencourt is one of my favs. It's a shame a lot of his solo effort sucked, IMHO.

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Kevin Taylor
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Best solo I've ever heard is actually a keyboard solo that sounds like it was written on guitar.
Saga-Ice Nice, off the first album
Totally impossible to do on the guitar or guitar synth but definitely the most tasteful & melodic solo I've ever heard.
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dazed and confused: led zeppelin
paranoid android: radiohead
bulls on parade: rage against the machine

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