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Alter Bridge Wins Top Guitar Solo [VIDEO]

A recent poll to find the Greatest Guitar Solo in history has Alter Bridge guitarists Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy as number one. 

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Guitarist Magazine took nominations from readers and narrowed them down to the most popular twenty before opening it to the public.

When told of the accomplishment Tremonti and Kennedy were blown away:

“Thank you! Really honored to have even been included among such iconic solos. A little uncomfortable with the idea that it was voted the ‘best’. I don’t necessarily agree that our solo deserves that title – at least my half”

Tremonti also thanked the support of fans in getting the top spot:

“It was an immense honour to be nominated in this poll. Looking at the other listed nominees it seemed absolutely impossible to win. We definitely feel unworthy and want to thank our die-hard fan base for voting!”

When asked who they liked for favorite solo both picked – David Gilmour’s Comfortably Numb, which came in at #5

The top twenty solos of all time reads…

1. Alter Bridge — Blackbird (Mark Tremonti/Myles Kennedy)
2. Van Halen — Eruption (Eddie Van Halen)
3. Guns N’ Roses — Sweet Child O’ Mine (Slash)
4. Guns N’ Roses — November Rain (Slash)
5. Pink Floyd — Comfortably Numb (David Gilmour)
6. Dream Theater — Hollow Years (John Petrucci, Live At Budokan)
7. Dream Theater — Under A Glass Moon (John Petrucci)
8. Led Zeppelin — Stairway To Heaven (Jimmy Page)
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd — Free Bird (Gary Rossington/Allen Collins)
10. Megadeth — Tornado Of Souls (Marty Friedman)
11. Jimi Hendrix — Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
12. Steve Vai — For the Love Of God
13. Jimi Hendrix — All Along The Watchtower
14. The Eagles — Hotel California (Joe Walsh/Don Felder)
15. Dire Straits — Sultans Of Swing (Mark Knopfler)
16. Led Zeppelin — Since I’ve Been Loving You (Jimmy Page)
17. Gary Moore — Still Got The Blues
18. Michael Jackson — Beat It (Eddie Van Halen)
19. Manic Street Preachers — Motorcycle Emptiness (James Dean Bradfield)
20. Jethro Tull — Aqualung (Martin Barre)

Q103 presents Alterbridge live in concert at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on May 18th, tickets are still available.

Keep listening to Q103 to win your pair including exclusive meet n greets.

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