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Poll Rates Top Guitar Solos of All Time

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, March 26, 2006 @ 5:42 AM


Page Beats Back The Competitio

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Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven has been voted the best guitar solo of all time.

The Jimmy Page effort topped a survey of 2,000 readers of Total Guitar magazine besting the likes of Van Halen, Guns N' Roses and Jimi Hendrix to be named the best air guitar moment.

Total Guitar editor Stephen Lawson said: "Absolutely everyone loves to play air guitar when they hear the moment in a song where the guitarist rocks out.

"I'm not surprised that Stairway to Heaven is number one - not only is Jimmy Page's solo incredibly ballsy and a little bit flash, but it is also brilliantly structured.

"The resurgence of great, guitar-driven music safeguards the air guitar for generations to come."

The Top 10 Guitar Solos are:

    1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
    2. Van Halen - Eruption
    3. Guns N' Roses - Paradise City
    4. The Eagles - Hotel California
    5. Metallica - Enter Sandman
    6. Cream - Crossroads
    7. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
    8. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
    9. Free - All Right Now
    10. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody


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