Stairway to Number 1

I don’t know what to make of Jimmy Page. He looks like he’s gonna lecture me on how human beings are a type 0 civilization and that we need a few million years to evolve into type 1. Or that the “river of time” is bent like a pretzel thus allowing time travel.

Either way, he topped Gibson’s Top 50 Guitar Solos of All time for his solo in Stairway to Heaven. I can’t really comment much, this is a pretty good list. While all of us might want some songs higher or lower on that list, overall, it’s a pretty good one. Read it after the jump.

When asked if he’s content with being #22 on that list, Kirk Hammett answered “Dunlop’s Crybaby Wah list had me at #1, this list is bullshit.”

01. Stairway To Heaven – Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
02. Eruption – Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
03. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
04. Hotel California – Don Felder and Joe Walsh (THE EAGLES)
05. Comfortably Numb – David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
06. Free Bird – Gary Rossington and Allen Collins (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
07. Layla – Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (DEREK & THE DOMINOS)
08. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Eric Clapton (THE BEATLES)
09. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
10. Bohemian Rhapsody – Brian May (QUEEN)
11. Crazy Train – Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
12. ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers – Jeff Beck
13. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES)
14. Hot For Teacher – Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
15. Since I’ve Been Loving You – Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
16. November Rain – Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES)
17. Mr. Crowley – Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
18. Whole Lotta Rosie – Angus Young (AC/DC)
19. Like A Hurricane – Neil Young
20. Sultans Of Swing – Mark Knopfler (DIRE STRAITS)
21. Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan (STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE)
22. One – Kirk Hammett (METALLICA)
23. Cortez The Killer – Neil Young
24. Rock Around the Clock” – Danny Cedrone (BILL HALEY & THE COMETS)
25. Sweet Jane – Live” – Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner (LOU REED)
26. Purple Rain” – Prince (PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION)
27. Heartbreaker – Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
28. Jessica – Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
29. Machine Gun – Jimi Hendrix
30. Crossroads – Eric Clapton (CREAM)
31. Time – David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
32. Are You Experienced?” – Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
33. Race With the Devil – Cliff Gallup (GENE VINCENT)
34. Don’t Believe A Word – Brian Robertson (THIN LIZZY)
35. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
36. Besame Mucho – Wes Montgomery
37. Sympathy For The Devil – Keith Richards (THE ROLLING STONES)
38. Blue Sky – Duane Allman and Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
39. My Sharona – Berton Averre (THE KNACK)
40. Marquee Moon – Tom Verlaine (TELEVISION)
41. Hitch A Ride – Tom Scholz (BOSTON)
42. The End – Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison (THE BEATLES)
43. Whole Lotta Love – Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
44. Train Kept A-Rollin’ – Live – Joe Perry (AEROSMITH)
45. Highway Star – Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE)
46. Dirt – Ron Asheton (THE STOOGES)
47. Off The Handle – Rory Gallagher
48. The Great Curve – Adrian Belew (THE TALKING HEADS)
49. The Messiah Will Come Again – Roy Buchanan
50. Beat It – Eddie Van Halen (MICHAEL JACKSON)

Source : Blabbermouth

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