NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 22: Slash of Guns & Roses performs with Camp Freddy during the 2003 Blender Rock the Vote Awards after-party at the Roseland Ballroom February 22, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images).
What’s your favorite guitar solo of all time? Can you hear it, note for note, in your head? Can you mimic it on guitar? Can you hum it? How important is the guitar solo to a song…can it make or break that song? Can a guitar solo be more memorable than the song?
The ’70s and ’80s gave us some of the most famous guitar solos of all time, like “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1974, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses in 1988, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin in 1971, “Eruption” by Van Halen in 1978, to name a few. But what famous solos do you think of that were written from the 2010s? Kerrang.com put together a list of their top 20 guitar solos of the 2010s, and you can check it out here. Here are a few of the Bone bands featured:
Foo Fighters – “Rope” (2011)
Metallica – “Halo On Fire” (2016)
Slipknot – “Nomadic” (2014)
Lamb Of God – “Ghost Walking” (2012)
Machine Head – “Darkness Within” (2011)
Mastodon – “The Hunter” (2011)