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    Just found this on the news stand today. It's called Guitar World Presents Guitar Legends-The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

    Eddie clocks in with

    #2-Eruption
    #46-Hot For Teacher
    #67-Beat It
    #79-Mean Street

    Eddie is on the cover. It's a black and white picture and he's playing the black/white striped strat style guitar.

    Here's the whole list (complain away [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]);

    1. Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
    2. Eruption-Van Halen
    3. Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd
    4. Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
    5. All Along the Watchtower-Hendrix
    6. November Rain-Guns n' Roses
    7. One-Metallica
    8. Hotel California-The Eagles
    9. Crazy Train-Ozzy
    10. Crossroads-Eric Clapton
    11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)-Hendrix
    12. Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry
    13. Texas Flood-Stevie Ray Vaughan
    14. Layla-Derek and the Dominos
    15. Highway Star-Deep Purple
    16. Heartbreaker-Led Zeppelin
    17. Cliffs of Dover-Eric Johnson
    18. Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix
    19. Floods-Pantera
    20. Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
    21. Time-Pink Floyd
    22. Sultans of Swing-Dire Straits
    23. Bulls on Parade-Rage Against the Machine
    24. Fade to Black-Metallica
    25. Aqualung-Jethro Tull
    26. Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
    27. Pride and Joy-SRV
    28. Mr. Crowley-Ozzy
    29. For the Love of God-Steve Vai
    30. Surfing With the Alien-Joe Satriani
    31. Stranglehold-Ted Nugent
    32. Machine Gun-Hendrix
    33. The Thrill is Gone-BB King
    34. Paranoid Android-Radiohead
    35. Cemetery Gates-Pantera
    36. Black Star-Yngwie Malmsteen
    37. Sweet Child O' Mine-Guns n' Roses
    38. Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin
    39. Cortez the Killer-Neil Young
    40. Reelin' in the Years-Steely Dan
    41. Brighton Rock-Queen
    42. While My Guitar Gently Weeps-The Beatles
    43. Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ Top
    44. Alive-Pearl Jam
    45. Light My Fire-The Doors
    46. Hot For Teacher-Van Halen
    47. Jessica-The Allman Brothers
    48. Sympathy For the Devil-The Rolling Stones
    49. Europa-Carlos Santana
    50. Shock Me-KISS
    51. No More Tears-Ozzy
    52. Star Spangled Banner-Hendrix
    53. Since I've Been Loving You-Led Zeppelin
    54. Geek USA-Smashing Pumpkins
    55. Satch Boogie-Joe Satriani
    56. War Pigs-Black Sabbath
    57. Walk-Pantera
    58. Cocaine-Eric Clapton
    59. You Really Got Me-The Kinks
    60. Zoot Allures-Frank Zappa
    61. Master of Puppets-Metallica
    62. Money-Pink Floyd
    63. Scar Tissue-Red Hot Chili Peppers
    64. Little Red Corvette-Prince
    65. Blue Sky-The Allman Brothers
    66. The Number of the Beast-Iron Maiden
    67. Beat It-Michael Jackson
    68. Starship Trooper-YES
    69. And Your Bird Can Sing-The Beatles
    70. Purple Haze-Hendrix
    71. Maggot Brain-Funkadelic
    72. Walk This Way-Aerosmith
    73. Stash-Phish
    74. Lazy-Deep Purple
    75. Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who
    76. Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young
    77. Man In the Box-Alice in Chains
    78. Truckin'-Grateful Dead
    79. Mean Street-Van Halen
    80. You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
    81. Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground
    82. 21st Century Schizoid Man-King Crimson
    83. Scuttle Buttin'-SRV
    84. Lights Out-UFO
    85. Moonage Daydream-David Bowie
    86. Whipping Post-Allman Brothers
    87. Highway 61 Revisited-Johnny Winter
    88. Kid Charlemagne-Steely Dan
    89. Killing in the Name-Rage Against the Machine
    90. Let it Rain-Eric Clapton
    91. Heard it Through the Grapevine-CCR
    92. Stray Cat Strut-Stray Cats
    93. The End-The Doors
    94. Working Man-Rush
    95. Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam
    96. Honky Tonk Women-The Rolling Stones
    97. Beyond the Realms of Death-Judas Priest
    98. Under a Glass Moon-Dream Theater
    99. Cause We've Ended As Lovers-Jeff Beck
    100. Wanted Dead or Alive-Bon Jovi

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    Holy shit! [img]smilies/scared.gif[/img]

    #26-Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana

    #46-Hot For Teacher
    #67-Beat It
    #79-Mean Street

    Did I say HOLY SHIT!! [img]smilies/scared.gif[/img] [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]

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    Nirvana was truely gifted in the highest form. They revolutionilized music and gave the world a strong wake up call. Most importantly they had something worthwhile to say unlike Warrant and the hairbands they killed. Although the solo is not technically better, it is revolutionary and innovative.

    Anyways lists like that are totally opinionated. There is no better solo, it's all a matter of personal preference.

    BTW, what song transcriptions are in the magazine.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sleepless Nights:
    BTW, what song transcriptions are in the magazine.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Layla
    Crazy Train
    Pride and Joy
    Walk (Pantera)
    Aqualung

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>50. Shock Me-KISS<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    By the way, upon closer inspection, this is the Alive II version that's on the list. So before you start complaining that the version from Love Gun doesn't belong on the list, make note that it's actually the Alive II version that doesn't belong on the list. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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    Really, I cant rate them, I like most if not all for what they are.

    Either way you look at it, at least Eddie and his work with Van Halen is still being recognized as some of the best, if not the best.

    I hope to hear some new music soon.

    Nice photo of Ed on the cover ! Awesome !

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    I'm really surprised that Beat It is so low.
    "The sound of Van Halen was meant to spill out, all over your stereo and ruin the rest of your record collection "...David Lee Roth

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    Just a thought.... If free bird's so great, how come everyone I know (including myself) turns the station when it comes on? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]


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    ac/dc only at 80th???

    come'on
    gimme a break

    I'm gonna take you down - down, down, down
    So don't you fool around
    I'm gonna pull it, pull it, pull the trigger

    Shoot to thrill, play to kill

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Glenn:
    [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]);

    1. Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin(over eruption???)
    2. Eruption-Van Halen (killer)
    3. Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd (I'd concur with that)
    4. Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd (good pick)
    5. All Along the Watchtower-Hendrix (I can think of better from Jimmy)
    6. November Rain-Guns n' Roses (eeeeehhhhhh, idunno bout that)
    7. One-Metallica (yeah, pretty intense)
    8. Hotel California-The Eagles (uh....)
    9. Crazy Train-Ozzy (gotta have Randy in there)
    10. Crossroads-Eric Clapton (good call)
    11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)-Hendrix (this is one of the better ones)
    12. Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry (as far as influence goes, sure)
    13. Texas Flood-Stevie Ray Vaughan (oh hell yes)
    14. Layla-Derek and the Dominos (good call)
    15. Highway Star-Deep Purple (not too familiar)
    16. Heartbreaker-Led Zeppelin (I can think of better)
    17. Cliffs of Dover-Eric Johnson (hmmm, interesting and good call)
    18. Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix (better than most, but even better by SRV)
    19. Floods-Pantera (dont know it)
    20. Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen (lol, yeah, that kicks)
    21. Time-Pink Floyd (wouldnt rank this one that high)
    22. Sultans of Swing-Dire Straits (I'd actually put this higher)
    23. Bulls on Parade-Rage Against the Machine (not too special to me)
    24. Fade to Black-Metallica (eh, yeah I guess)
    25. Aqualung-Jethro Tull (for solo???)
    26. Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana (FOR SOLO??? This is a fucking joke and a half)
    27. Pride and Joy-SRV (good, but he had better)
    28. Mr. Crowley-Ozzy (cool)
    29. For the Love of God-Steve Vai (Vai had better)
    30. Surfing With the Alien-Joe Satriani (good call)
    31. Stranglehold-Ted Nugent (Ted rocks, but there are more better suited for the position)
    32. Machine Gun-Hendrix (eh)
    33. The Thrill is Gone-BB King (nice)
    34. Paranoid Android-Radiohead (hmmmm)
    35. Cemetery Gates-Pantera (hmmm)
    36. Black Star-Yngwie Malmsteen (sure)
    37. Sweet Child O' Mine-Guns n' Roses (yeah, that was a goodn')
    38. Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin (eh)
    39. Cortez the Killer-Neil Young(hmmm)
    40. Reelin' in the Years-Steely Dan(hmmm)
    41. Brighton Rock-Queen (rocks)
    42. While My Guitar Gently Weeps-The Beatles(for solo??)
    43. Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ Top(like three notes right?)
    44. Alive-Pearl Jam (pfft. There was a solo in that song??)
    45. Light My Fire-The Doors(wait...guitar right???)
    46. Hot For Teacher-Van Halen(something is amiss)
    47. Jessica-The Allman Brothers (rocks)
    48. Sympathy For the Devil-The Rolling Stones(more for the chorus than the solo I'd think)
    49. Europa-Carlos Santana (viva la Santana)
    50. Shock Me-KISS (geez)
    51. No More Tears-Ozzy (GOOD Call)
    52. Star Spangled Banner-Hendrix (hopefully not for accuracy or sound. lol)
    53. Since I've Been Loving You-Led Zeppelin (goodn')
    54. Geek USA-Smashing Pumpkins(geez)
    55. Satch Boogie-Joe Satriani (WAY out of place..should be up around 15-20 range)
    56. War Pigs-Black Sabbath (no way)
    57. Walk-Pantera (eh)
    58. Cocaine-Eric Clapton (didnt hear anything special to me there)
    59. You Really Got Me-The Kinks (put halen in there and you gotta deal)
    60. Zoot Allures-Frank Zappa (Dweezil has better stuff)
    61. Master of Puppets-Metallica (good call)
    62. Money-Pink Floyd (didnt think the solo would be place worthy)
    63. Scar Tissue-Red Hot Chili Peppers (lol. Good song but....)
    64. Little Red Corvette-Prince (Prince has better)
    65. Blue Sky-The Allman Brothers (good call)
    66. The Number of the Beast-Iron Maiden (this rocks)
    67. Beat It-Michael Jackson (coulda done a little better with an ed composition...jump?)
    68. Starship Trooper-YES (eh)
    69. And Your Bird Can Sing-The Beatles (never looked to the beatles for solo stuff)
    70. Purple Haze-Hendrix (cool)
    71. Maggot Brain-Funkadelic (not familiar)
    72. Walk This Way-Aerosmith (Perry has better stuff)
    73. Stash-Phish (not familiar)
    74. Lazy-Deep Purple (cool)
    75. Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who (right on)
    76. Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young (ok)
    77. Man In the Box-Alice in Chains (for the solo???)
    78. Truckin'-Grateful Dead (uh...yeah...it shreds :sarcasm: )
    79. Mean Street-Van Halen (knock it up about 40 or 50 places at least)
    80. You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC (should be WAY up there on the list)
    81. Sweet Jane-Velvet Underground (like two chords?)
    82. 21st Century Schizoid Man-King Crimson (never heard it)
    83. Scuttle Buttin'-SRV (should be way higher)
    84. Lights Out-UFO (eh)
    85. Moonage Daydream-David Bowie(never dug it)
    86. Whipping Post-Allman Brothers (Allman bro's rocked)
    87. Highway 61 Revisited-Johnny Winter (interesting)
    88. Kid Charlemagne-Steely Dan(dont know it)
    89. Killing in the Name-Rage Against the Machine (cool)
    90. Let it Rain-Eric Clapton (good but can think of more worthy)
    91. Heard it Through the Grapevine-CCR (whatever)
    92. Stray Cat Strut-Stray Cats (look to the fifties for thirty more just like it)
    93. The End-The Doors (that was intense, but not so much for the guitar, but for the "group")
    94. Working Man-Rush (eh)
    95. Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam (whatever)
    96. Honky Tonk Women-The Rolling Stones (good call)
    97. Beyond the Realms of Death-Judas Priest (sure, why not)
    98. Under a Glass Moon-Dream Theater (cool)
    99. Cause We've Ended As Lovers-Jeff Beck (very nice)
    100. Wanted Dead or Alive-Bon Jovi (shows good talent, sure)



    I dig lists like this and enjoy disecting them [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Ed could easily take up another 30 spots on that list though, along with Satch/Vai/SRV/Hendrix with another 5-10 a piece as well.

    Cool list [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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    Even if "Shock Me" is from the Alive 2 version, it still has some similarities to "Eruption". I think Ace was somewhat of a niche player...by that I mean I think his influence was more of 1/4 of a show, rather than a true guitar talent. I'm not saying he isn't good, I just don't know if I'd consider him top 50.

    Now, Sleepless Nights, about your remark about Warrant and all the other hairbands...

    Dude, I don't really think many of those bands got together to set the world on fire as true virtuosoes. I would venture to say that most of them were looking to get rich and get laid...maybe not in that order. However, I honeslty DO think a lot of those guys could run circles around Cobain and all the grunge-a-matics. Guys like Warren DeMartini, George Lynch, Nuno, Bruce Kulick, Paul Gilbert, Jake E Lee and many, many others...they were all extremely talented on the "axe". Maybe not to the "critic" who failed to recognize the music for what it was...just fun schmaltzy cheese, but tell the millions of people filling the outdoor theaters this summer for the Poison Family tour 2001 that those guitar players suck and you'll have some trouble on your hands.

    I know there is already a thread dedicated to the 80's being mocked, but I'm really tired of all the slamming of the music of MY generation. I grew up on this stuff and while 99% of it may not have the impact Stairway, Eruption or Little Wing might have, it still has enough impact to remind me of some pretty good times...and I don't need any stupid guitar poll to remind me of that.

    That whole genre was about having a good time, and last time I checked, there was another guy out there touring even as we speak who, from the pictures I've seen, looks like HE'S having a pretty good time himself. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]



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    By the way, I think the Pleasuredome solo (and song) is HIGHLY underrated!!!! I know the solo will not be thought of because the song was not "popular". I would like to see a list where they really devote a lot of time to it and delve into uncommon sources, let alone songs that as a whole are not "mainstream" but the solos rock.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>16. Heartbreaker-Led Zeppelin (I can think of better)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I think this belongs on the list because it gave Eddie the idea for his two handed style. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Ice Cream Man should have been on the list IMO.

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    What about these?

    Van Halen-"5150"
    David Lee Roth-Hot Dog And A Shake
    Alice Cooper-Billion Dollar Babies
    Rush-Limelight

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    I wonder what sort of criteria was used to determine the "top one hundred" guitar solos.
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