Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time... A few years back, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what they felt was the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.
The list, which has been quoted by; countless artists, websites and publications around the world... starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
To quote our "Stairway" story that ran with the list, "If Jimmy Page is the Steven Spielberg of guitarists, then 'Stairway' is his Close Encounters."
Today Guitar World kicks off a summer blockbuster of our own — a no-holds-barred six-string shootout. We're pitting Guitar World's top 64 guitar solos against each other in an NCAA-style, 64-team single-elimination tournament. Every day, Guitar World will be asking readers to cast their vote in a different guitar-solo matchup as dictated by the 64-team-style bracket, (which will be shared soon!).