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100 Greatest ‘Rock’ Guitar Solos

  1. Comfortably Numb – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
2. Stairway To Heaven – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
3. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
4. Freebird – Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Maggot Brain – Edie Hazel (Funkadelic)
6. Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Eruption – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
8. Highway Star – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
9. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers – Jeff Beck
10. Hotel California – Don Felder/Joe Walsh (Eagles)
11. Mr Crowley – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
12. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
13. Time – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
14. Layla – Eric Clapton/Duane Allman (Derek & The Dominos)
15. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Slash (Guns N Roses)
16. Cliffs Of Dover – Eric Johnson
17. Nottingham Lace – Buckethead
18. For The Love Of God – Steve Vai
19. Voodoo Child (slight return) – Jimi Hendrix
20. November Rain – Slash (Guns N Roses)
21. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
22. Blue Sky – Duane Allman/Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
23. Satch Boogie – Joe Satriani
24. Lazy – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
25. Crazy Train – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
26. White Room – Eric Clapton (Cream)
27. Rock You Like A Hurricane – Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
28. Sultans Of Swing – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
29. One – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
30. No More Tears – Zakk Wylde (Ozzy)
31. Since I’ve Been Loving You – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
32. Floods – Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
33. Black Star – Yngwie Malmsteen
34. Atom Heart Mother – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
35. Red House – Jimi Hendrix
36. Big Sur Moon – Buckethead
37. The Rocker – Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
38. Those Were The Days – Eric Clapton (Cream)
39. Bohemian Rhapsody – Brian May (Queen)
40. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Eric Clapton (The Beatles)
41. Fade To Black – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
42. Dream – John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
43. Sound Chaser – Steve Howe (Yes)
44. Alive – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
45. Mood For A Day – Steve Howe (Yes)
46. Aqualung – Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
47. Stone In Love – Neal Schon (Journey)
48. Child In Time – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
49. Like A Hurricane – Neil Young
50. Dreams – Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
51. Cortez The Killer – Neil Young
52. Over The Mountain – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
53. Money – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
54. Killer Queen – Brian May (Queen)
55. Two Minutes To Midnight – D. Murray/A. Smith (Iron Maiden)
56. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad – D. Allman/E. Clapton (Derek & The Dominos)
57. Southern Man – Neil Young
58. Kid Charlemagne – Larry Carlton (Steely Dan)
59. Surfing With The Alien – Joe Satriani
60. Little Wing – Stevie Ray Vaughan
61. Heartbreaker – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
62. Too Many Humans – Buckethead
63. Under A Glass Moon – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
64. Desert Rose – Eric Johnson
65. Dazed And Confused – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
66. Tender Surrender – Steve Vai
67. Still In Love With You – Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
68. Bold As Love – Jimi Hendrix
69. Don’t Keep Me Wondering – Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
70. Ramblin’ Man – Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
71. Always With Me Always With You – Joe Satriani
72. Tale Of Brave Ulysses – Eric Clapton (Cream)
73. Stranger In A Strange Land – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
74. You Really Got Me – Dave Davies (The Kinks)
75. 25 Or 6 To 4 – Terry Kath (Chicago)
76. Devil Takes The Hindmost – Allan Holdsworth
77. Have A Cigar – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
78. Trademark – Eric Johnson
79. La Villa Strangiato – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
80. Super Stupid – Edie Hazel (Funkadelic)
81. Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
82. Beyond The Realms Of Death – Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
83. Bulls On Parade – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
84. Unrestrained Growth – Buckethead
85. Miserlou – Dick Dale
86. Far Beyond The Sun – Yngwie Malmsteen
87. Brighton Rock – Brian May (Queen)
88. Dogs – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
89. Master Of Puppets – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
90. Beat It – Eddie Van Halen (Michael Jackson)
91. Sow Thistle – Buckethead
92. Whipping Post – Duane Allman/Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
93. The Way It Has To Be – Shawn Lane
94. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
95. War Pigs – Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath)
96. Dreams – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
97. Padmasana – Buckethead
98. Whole Lotta Love – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
99. Working Man – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
100. Love Is The Law – John Squire (Seahorses)

Criteria: – 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.

100 Greatest Rock Guitarists

1. Comfortably Numb – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
2. Stairway To Heaven – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
3. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
4. Freebird – Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Maggot Brain – Edie Hazel (Funkadelic)
6. Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Eruption – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
8. Highway Star – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
9. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers – Jeff Beck
10. Hotel California – Don Felder/Joe Walsh (Eagles)
11. Mr Crowley – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
12. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
13. Time – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
14. Layla – Eric Clapton/Duane Allman (Derek & The Dominos)
15. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Slash (Guns N Roses)
16. Cliffs Of Dover – Eric Johnson
17. Nottingham Lace – Buckethead
18. For The Love Of God – Steve Vai
19. Voodoo Child (slight return) – Jimi Hendrix
20. November Rain – Slash (Guns N Roses)
21. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
22. Blue Sky – Duane Allman/Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
23. Satch Boogie – Joe Satriani
24. Lazy – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
25. Crazy Train – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
26. White Room – Eric Clapton (Cream)
27. Rock You Like A Hurricane – Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
28. Sultans Of Swing – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
29. One – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
30. No More Tears – Zakk Wylde (Ozzy)
31. Since I’ve Been Loving You – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
32. Floods – Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
33. Black Star – Yngwie Malmsteen
34. Atom Heart Mother – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
35. Red House – Jimi Hendrix
36. Big Sur Moon – Buckethead
37. The Rocker – Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
38. Those Were The Days – Eric Clapton (Cream)
39. Bohemian Rhapsody – Brian May (Queen)
40. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Eric Clapton (The Beatles)
41. Fade To Black – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
42. Dream – John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
43. Sound Chaser – Steve Howe (Yes)
44. Alive – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
45. Mood For A Day – Steve Howe (Yes)
46. Aqualung – Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
47. Stone In Love – Neal Schon (Journey)
48. Child In Time – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
49. Like A Hurricane – Neil Young
50. Dreams – Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
51. Cortez The Killer – Neil Young
52. Over The Mountain – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
53. Money – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
54. Killer Queen – Brian May (Queen)
55. Two Minutes To Midnight – D. Murray/A. Smith (Iron Maiden)
56. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad – D. Allman/E. Clapton (Derek & The Dominos)
57. Southern Man – Neil Young
58. Kid Charlemagne – Larry Carlton (Steely Dan)
59. Surfing With The Alien – Joe Satriani
60. Little Wing – Stevie Ray Vaughan
61. Heartbreaker – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
62. Too Many Humans – Buckethead
63. Under A Glass Moon – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
64. Desert Rose – Eric Johnson
65. Dazed And Confused – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
66. Tender Surrender – Steve Vai
67. Still In Love With You – Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
68. Bold As Love – Jimi Hendrix
69. Don’t Keep Me Wondering – Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
70. Ramblin’ Man – Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
71. Always With Me Always With You – Joe Satriani
72. Tale Of Brave Ulysses – Eric Clapton (Cream)
73. Stranger In A Strange Land – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
74. You Really Got Me – Dave Davies (The Kinks)
75. 25 Or 6 To 4 – Terry Kath (Chicago)
76. Devil Takes The Hindmost – Allan Holdsworth
77. Have A Cigar – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
78. Trademark – Eric Johnson
79. La Villa Strangiato – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
80. Super Stupid – Edie Hazel (Funkadelic)
81. Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
82. Beyond The Realms Of Death – Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
83. Bulls On Parade – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
84. Unrestrained Growth – Buckethead
85. Miserlou – Dick Dale
86. Far Beyond The Sun – Yngwie Malmsteen
87. Brighton Rock – Brian May (Queen)
88. Dogs – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
89. Master Of Puppets – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
90. Beat It – Eddie Van Halen (Michael Jackson)
91. Sow Thistle – Buckethead
92. Whipping Post – Duane Allman/Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
93. The Way It Has To Be – Shawn Lane
94. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
95. War Pigs – Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath)
96. Dreams – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
97. Padmasana – Buckethead
98. Whole Lotta Love – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
99. Working Man – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
100. Love Is The Law – John Squire (Seahorses)
101. Painkiller – Glenn Tipton/KK Downing (Judas Priest)
102. Black Magic Woman – Carlos Santana
103. Fire And Water – Paul Kossoff (Free)
104. The Loner – Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
105. Wicked World – Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
106. Touch Of Evil – Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
107. Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
108. Mean Street – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
109. Freewill – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
110. Blue Wind – Jeff Beck
111. Know Your Enemy – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
112. Lines In The Sand – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
113. Yellow Ledbetter – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
114. Sunshine Of Your Love – Eric Clapton (Cream)
115. Jessica – Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
116. Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee – Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
117. Green Grass and High Tides – Hughie Thomasson, Billy Jones, Henry Paul (Outlaws)
118. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – D. Murray/A. Smith (Iron Maiden)
119. Anyway You Want It – Neal Schon (Journey)
120. Nutshell – Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
121. Carry On Wayward Son – Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
122. Dee – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
123. Blues Deluxe – Joe Bonamassa
124. Radioactive Toy – Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
125. Not Again – Shawn Lane
126. Tornado of Souls – Marty Friedman
127. Achilles Last Stand – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
128. High Hopes – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
129. I Could Have Lied – John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
130. YYZ – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
131. Crushing Day – Joe Satriani
132. Scuttle Buttin – Stevie Ray Vaughan
133. Beck’s Bolero – Jeff Beck
134. Couldn’t Stand The Weather – Stevie Ray Vaughan
135. Man In The Box – Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
136. Paradise City – Slash (Guns N Roses)
137. Won’t Get Fooled Again – Pete Townshend (The Who)
138. Jigsaw – Steve Rothery (Marillion)
139. Cemetary Gates – Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
140. Fifty Fifty- Frank Zappa
141. I Want You (Shes So Heavy) – George Harrison (The Beatles)
142. Hanger 18 – Marty Friedman/Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
143. Powerslave – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
144. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
145. Robot Man – Uli Jon Roth
146. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Jeff Beck
147. Whisky In The Jar – Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
148. Punk Sandwich- Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs)
149. Let The Good Times Roll – Jimi Hendrix
150. Highway 61 Revisited – Johnny Winter
151. Colour And The Shape – Joe Bonamassa
152. Killing In The Name – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
153. Sleep Now In The Fire – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
154. The Warning – Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
155. Bridge Of Sighs – Robin Trower
156. Cult Of Personality – Vernon Reid (Living Color)
157. Starship Trooper – Steve Howe (Yes)
158. Ice Cream Man – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
159. Smoke On The Water – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
160. Midnight – Joe Satriani
161. Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower
162. Badge – Eric Clapton/George Harrison (Cream)
163. Rime of the Ancient Marriner – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
164. Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver – Larry Lalonde (Primus)
165. Blue On Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd
166. Lovesorrow – Marty Friedman
167. Orion – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
168. Nun Chuka Kata – Buckethead
169. Sympathy For The Devil – Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
170. You Shook Me All Night Long – Angus Young (AC/DC)
171. Breaking Into Heaven – John Squire (Stone Roses)
172. Tierra Del Fuego – George Lynch/Derryl Gabel
173. Circles – Joe Satriani
174. Hot For Teacher – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
175. I Heard Her Call My Name – Lou Reed
176. Jerry Was A Racecar Driver – Larry Lalonde (Primus)
177. Stash – Trey Anastasio (Phish)
178. Paranoid Android – Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead)
179. Sharp Dressed Man – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
180. Cigarettes – Ty Tabor (King’s X)
181. 2112 – Alex Lifeson (Rush)
182. The Rock – Pete Townshend (The Who)
183. Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
184. Jingo – Carlos Santana
185. Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
186. Liberation – Terry Kath (Chicago)
187. And Your Bird Can Sing – George Harrison (The Beatles)
188. Symphony Of Destruction – Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
189. That Smell – Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
190. All Right Now – Paul Kossoff (Free)
191. Evil That Men Do – Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
192. White Summer – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
193. H – Adam Jones (Tool)
194. L’Via L’Viaquez – John Frusciante/Omar A Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta)
195. The Maze – Vinnie Moore
196. Evil Ways – Carlos Santana
197. Piece Of My Heart – Sam Andrew (Big Brother)
198. Desert Island – Marty Friedman/Jason Becker (Megadeth)
199. Price You Gotta Pay – Paul Gilbert (Mr Big)
200. Back In Black – Angus Young (AC/DC)
201. The End – George Harrison, McCartney and Lennon (The Beatles)
202. Rock Bottom – Michael Schenkar (UFO)
203. Hell’s Kitchen – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
204. Knocking At Your Backdoor – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
205. Midnight Sun – Steve Howe (Yes)
206. Love Removal Machine – Billy Duffy (The Cult)
207. It’s Not My Cross To Bear – Duane Allman/Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
208. Tumeni Notes – Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs)
209. Presence Of The Lord – Eric Clapton (Blind Faith)
210. Stone Crazy – Buddy Guy
211. Revelation – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
212. Home – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
213. Catch The Rainbow – Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow)
214. Black Hole Sun – Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
215. Truckin – Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
216. Cocaine – Eric Clapton
217. Speed Metal Symphony – M. Friedman/Jason Becker (Cacophony)
218. Light My Fire – Robby Krieger (The Doors)
219. Angel Of Death – Kerry King/Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
220. Welcome Home – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
221. Something – George Harrison (The Beatles)
222. I Am The Resurrection – John Squire (Stone Roses)
223. Voyager – Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
224. Tuff Enuff – Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
225. Jet City Woman – Chris Degarmo (Queensryche)
226. Three Days – Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction)
227. Stray Cat Strut – Brian Setzer
228. Reeling In The Years – Elliot Randall (Steely Dan)
229. Grendel – Steve Rothery (Marillion)
230. Zoot Allures – Frank Zappa (The Mothers Of Invention)
231. When The Water Breaks – John Petrucci (Liquid Tension Experiment)
232. La Grange – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
233. Walk – Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
234. As I Am – John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
235. Brothers In Arms – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
236. Crying Machine – Steve Vai/Tony Macalpine (Vai)
237. Suburban Me – Chris Amott (guest musician for ‘In Flames’)
238. Telegraph Road – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
239. Anyday – Duane Allman (Derek And The Dominoes)
240. Cruel Reality of Nature – Buckethead
241. Burn – Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
242. The Final Cut – Travis Stever, Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria)
243. Moonlight Shadow – Rick Fenn (Mike Oldfield)
244. Illusions – Shawn Lane
245. Freight Train – Michael Angelo Batio
246. Psalm of Lydia – Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)

Based on: 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.

100 Greatest ‘Rock’ Guitar Riffs

1. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
2. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
3. Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
4. Layla – Derek And The Dominos
5. Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
6. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
7. Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
8. Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin
9. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
10. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N Roses
11. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. Day Tripper – The Beatles
13. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
14. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
15. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
16. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
17. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix Experience
18. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
19. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
20. Back In Black – AC/DC
21. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix Experience
22. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
23. Aqualung – Jethro Tull
24. Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & Destroyers
25. Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
26. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
27. Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
28. Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
29. American Woman – Guess Who
30. Wild Thing – The Troggs
31. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
32. Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
33. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
34. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
35. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
36. Breaking The Law – Judas Priest
37. Running With The Devil – Van Halen
38. Enter Sandman – Metallica
39. The Hellion/Electric Eye – Judas Priest
40. Outshined – Soundgarden
41. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
42. Hells Bells – AC/DC
43. La Grange – ZZ Top
44. Master Of Puppets – Metallica
45. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
46. Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
47. Rusty Cage – Soundgarden
48. Ain’t Talking Bout Love – Van Halen
49. Bring It On Home – Led Zeppelin
50. Man On The Silver Mountain – Rainbow
51. Panama – Van Halen
52. Maybellene – Chuck Berry
53. N.I.B. – Black Sabbath
54. Pinball Wizard – The Who
55. China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
56. Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
57. Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
58. Wipeout – The Surfaris
59. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
60. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
61. Five Minutes Alone – Pantera
62. All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks
63. Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
64. Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine
65. Life In The Fast Lane – The Eagles
66. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
67. Walk – Pantera
68. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N Roses
69. I’m Broken – Pantera
70. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Experience
71. Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
72. Working Man – Rush
73. Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
74. Pride And Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
75. The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
76. Whipping Post – Allman Brothers Band
77. Aenima – Tool
78. You Shook Me – AC/DC
79. School Day – Chuck Berry
80. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
81. Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins
82. Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin
83. Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
84. Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers
85. Taxman – The Beatles
86. The Ocean – Led Zeppelin
87. Lola – The Kinks
88. Hangar 18 – Megadeth
89. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
90. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
91. Politican – Cream
92. The Trooper – Iron Maiden
93. I Feel Fine – The Beatles
94. Spirit Of Radio – Rush
95. Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
96. Man On A Mission – Van Halen
97. Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
98. Raining Blood – Slayer
99. Scuttle Buttin – Stevie Ray Vaughan
100. Hysteria – Muse

Rock Guitar Riffs

1. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
2. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
3. Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
4. Angus Young (AC/DC)
5. Eric Clapton (Cream)
6. Jimi Hendrix
7. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
8. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
9. Chuck Berry
10. James Hetfield (Metallica)
11. Slash (Guns N Roses)
12. Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)
13. Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
14. Pete Townshend (The Who)
15. Tom Morello (RATM)
16. John Lennon (The Beatles)
17. John Fogerty (CCR)
18. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
19. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
20. Adam Jones (Tool)
21. Duane Allman (Allman Brothers)
22. Dave Davies (The Kinks)
23. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
24. Neil Young
25. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
26. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
27. Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
28. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
29. The Edge (U2)
30. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
31. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
32. Robby Krieger (The Doors)

101. Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath
102. Love Me Two Times – The Doors
103. Revolution – The Beatles
104. Sad But True – Metallica
105. Seek And Destroy – Metallica
106. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
107. Revolution Is My Name – Pantera
108. All Right Now – Free
109. Paperback Writer – The Beatles
110. Miserlou – Dick Dale
111. Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
112. Spoonman – Soundgarden
113. I Can’t Explain – The Who
114. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
115. Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
116. Cemetary Gates – Pantera
117. Burn – Deep Purple
118. Barracuda – Heart
119. Highway Star – Deep Purple
120. Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeth
121. Cowboys From Hell – Pantera
122. Guerilla Radio – Rage Against The Machine
123. In The Flesh – Pink Floyd
124. Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh
125. Stinkfist – Tool
126. The Animal – Steve Vai
127. South Of Heaven – Slayer
128. Statesboro Blues – Allman Brothers Band
129. Roundabout – Yes
130. YYZ – Rush
131. Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
132. Come As You Are – Nirvana
133. Sabbra Cadabra – Black Sabbath
134. Crossroads – Cream
135. Mr. Brownstone – Guns N Roses
136. Jessica – Allman Brothers Band
137. Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
138. Children Of The Grave – Black Sabbath
139. Estranged – Guns N Roses
140. Satch Boogie – Joe Satriani
141. Fire – Jimi Hendrix Experience
142. Cult Of Personality – Living Color
143. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
144. Cocaine – Eric Clapton
145. Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
146. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
147. Floods – Pantera
148. Peace Frog – The Doors
149. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
150. Substitute – The Who
151. Wake Up – Rage Against The Machine
152. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
153. Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
154. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
155. Holy Diver – Dio
156. Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
157. What The Hell Have I – Alice In Chains
158. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath
159. Driving South – Stone Roses
160. Had To Cry Today – Blind Faith
161. 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
162. No Quarter – Led Zeppelin
163. Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
164. Speed King – Deep Purple
165. Gallon Of Gas – The Kinks
166. Changes – Jimi Hendrix
167. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
168. Man In The Box – Alice In Chains
169. Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
170. My Michelle – Guns N’ Roses
171. Rock You Like A Hurricane – The Scorpions
172. Space Truckin – Deep Purple
173. Into The Void – Black Sabbath
174. The Extremist – Joe Satriani
175. Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
176. Home – Dream Theater
177. Dancing Days – Led Zeppelin
178. My Generation – The Who
179. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
180. Couldn’t Stand The Weather – Stevie Ray Vaughan
181. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
182. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
183. On The Hunt – Lynyrd Skynyrd
184. Even Flow – Pearl Jam
185. Animal – Pearl Jam
186. Grind – Alice In Chains
187. Alive – Pearl Jam
188. The Waiting – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
189. Woman From Tokyo – Deep Purple
190. Parabola – Tool
191. Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd
192. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
193. Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
194. Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
195. My Own Summer – Deftones
196. Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
197. Judith – A Perfect Circle
198. Blackest Eyes – Porcupine Tree
199. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
200. Vertigo – U2

Based on: -The opening riff is usually the most memorable part of the song, and although not
always difficult to play, it’s enough to determine the lasting appeal of these recordings.