What is the absolute best electric guitar solo?

Hmm, here are a few of my personal favorites

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd (Allen Collins & Gary Rossington) – incredible dual guitar solo that is still one of the best to play in a Rock Band or Guitar Hero game in front of your friends

Hotel California – The Eagles (Don Felder & Joe Walsh) – again, great dual guitar solo here. 1a and 1b for this and Free Bird.

Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page) –actually I had Stairway to Heaven which has a great solo but Ten Years Gone is an underrated song and the solo in this song fits it perfectly. beautiful, melodic and a great display of Jimmy’s songwriting capabilities.

Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix – the guitar solos in this song showcases how great Hendrix was as a master of crafting guitar solos and melody. Not only does he use the Axis Fuzz effect and a Leslie speaker in this solo but it has a fake fadeout in it as well which leads to another solo, awesome.

Highway star – Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore) – oh yeah. before Van Halen’s eruption you had Ritchie Blackmore and the speed picking on this song. Impossible not to bang your head to.

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler) – another good tasteful one, similar to Hotel California in rhythm in many ways

Maggot Brain – Funkadelic (Eddie Hazel) – ok well the entire song is basically a solo, but man! what emotion and great use of the wah pedal! Eddie Hazel was underrated

Green grass and High tides – The Outlaws (Hughie Thomasson) – another classic Rock Band / Guitar Hero jamming song with an incredibly long solo

Blue Sky – Allman Brothers (Duane Allman & Dicky Betts) – the dual guitar solo in this song isnt quite Free Bird level but almost there. If you love Southern Rock this solo is a classic.

Mr Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads) – this solo is what I think of when I think of Randy Rhoads. Neoclassical melody with some shredding. Van Halen got some good stuff too but imo this solo beats any of Eddie’s including Eruption

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (David Gilmour) – David Gilmour has got a feel for the emotional side of solos – he doesn’t shred that much but you can feel every note is important. And this is his best solo.

November Rain – Guns N Roses (Slash) – I think this is Slash’s best performance in GnR. Two great solos, neither of which are overdone, and both are tasteful. Love this song.

Amazing – Aerosmith (Joe Perry) – this is an underrated Aerosmith song and the ending guitar solo is great, one of my favorites.


Who is your favorite musical artist as of right now?

As a musician, I listen to a wide variety of genres, by listening time here’s my top 10 artists I listen to by decade (for fun, I’m not gonna repeat any artists):


  1. Frank Sinatra
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Miles Davis
  4. Chet Atkins
  5. Ella Fitzgerald
  6. Louis Armstrong
  7. Sarah Vaughan
  8. Billie Holiday
  9. Charlie Parker
  10. Art Tatum


  1. The Beatles (by far)
  2. Jimi Hendrix
  3. Cream
  4. The Beach Boys
  5. The Rolling Stones
  6. The Temptations
  7. The Supremes
  8. The Doors
  9. Otis Redding

10. Wes Montgomery

1970s (imo this is my fav decade for music):

  1. Led Zeppelin
  2. Pink Floyd
  3. Queen
  4. The Who
  5. The Carpenters
  6. Earth, Wind and Fire
  7. The Eagles
  8. Marvin Gaye
  9. The Bee Gees
  10. Fleetwood Mac


  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Guns N Roses
  3. AC/DC
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  5. Van Halen
  6. Prince
  7. U2
  8. Hall & Oates
  9. Madonna
  10. Bryan Adams


  1. Backstreet Boys
  2. Spice Girls
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. Nirvana
  5. Celine Dion
  6. Pearl Jam
  7. Green Day
  8. Oasis
  9. Weezer
  10. Shania Twain


  1. Linkin Park
  2. John Mayer
  3. Blink-182
  4. Jay Chou (Taiwanese)
  5. Wondergirls (Korean)
  6. Britney Spears
  7. Michelle Branch
  8. Jason Mraz
  9. The Strokes
  10. Westlife

I know, I am eclectic right?


What is your favorite Disney song?

5. You’ll be in my heart – Tarzan

A fun 90s pop song by Phil Collins, if you like 90s pop songs like I do, then this one is definitely fun and is a good song to end out Disney’s amazing 90s run of hits

4. Why should I worry – Oliver and Company

I gotta tell ya, when I was a kid, I heard this song and immediately I was hooked. It’s just full of that ‘urban New York city’ attitude and Dodger is the coolest dog ever. The fact that its sung by Billy Joel, its perfect.

3. I won’t say I’m in Love – Hercules

A doo-wop gospel backed ballad sung by Susan Egan, I like the uniqueness of this song, it’s not a traditional Disney type song at all, and yet it works. It’s catchy and fits the character well.

2. Beauty and the Beast

Celine Dion did an excellent version of this song and along with A Whole New World, this is probably the most popular Disney duet song. I like this one better though, the melody is instantly recognizable and the ballad is definitely one that will make your girlfriend or boyfriend swoon from its sweetness.

Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
This song is lyrical perfection. There’s so much imagery, the melody is instantly recognizable like a lot of other Disney songs (A whole new world, When you wish upon a star, Beauty and the beast, Part of your world, Reflections, Go the Distance, Let it go are a few others I can instantly recognize as well), but lines like “If you follow in the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll see things you never knew you never knew” is all the more important today with all the politics going on. What a powerful song, on all levels.