50 “Worst” Guitar Solos Of All Time

As a companion piece to the controversial 100 “greatest” guitarists of all time, here’s something even more controversial: The Top 50 Worst Guitar Solos of the Millennium.

I know I left out plenty of deserving guitar dudes on this list (there’s a lot of hammered shit out there, y’know). I took care to exclude bozos like Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and John McLaughlin because, frankly, their styles seem to have less to do with pure rock-n-roll than that of say, Eddie Van Halen. Anyway, it’s a good bet that some of you will consider some or all of these solos the best of all time.

Here’s the Top 10 (with the worst being number 1):

  1. “Let It Rain” by Derek and the Dominos; Soloist: Eric Clapton
  2. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd; Soloist: Gary Rossington, Ed King, Allen Collins
  3. “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” by Ten Years After; Soloist: Alvin Lee
  4. “Demand” by Phish; Soloist: Trey Anastasio
  5. “Renegade” by Styx; Soloist: Tommy Shaw
  6. “Fuel to the Fire” by Rory Gallagher; Soloist: Rory Gallagher
  7. “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner; Soloist: Mick Jones
  8. “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton; Soloist: Peter Frampton
  9. “I Like to Rock” by April Wine; Soloist: Brian Greenway
  10. “Venom Soup” by Ted Nugent; Soloist: Ted Nugent

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