Gilmore's Guitar Wins Him Best Solo Honour
DAVID GILMORE's guitar work on PINK FLOYD's COMFORTABLY NUMB has topped a new poll of rock solos.
The searing solo beat out Brian May rocking on Queen's Killer Queen, while Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix tie for third place with instrumental segments on classics Stairway To Heaven and Purple Haze respectively.
The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos has been compiled by the staff of Britain's Q magazine.
The top 10 is:
1. David Gilmore - Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
2. Brian May - Killer Queen by Queen
3. Jimmy Page - Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
3. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. John Squire - Love Spreads by The Stone Roses
5. Eddie Van Halen - Beat It by Michael Jackson
6. Slash - Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses
7. Eric Clapton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
8. Elliot Randall - Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
9. Matt Bellamy - Knights Of Cydonia by Muse
10. Lindsay Buckingham - Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood MAC.