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Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Teemu Suomala

Everyone knows that EVH is shredding on Michel Jackson’s Beat It…but this is not the only collaboration of megastars out there…

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Author: Teemu Suomala

I first grabbed the guitar in 2009. I started this website in January 2020 because I couldn’t do window installation anymore due to my health problems. I love guitars and have played dozens and dozens of different guitars through different amps and pedals over the years, and also, building a website interested me, so I decided to just go for it! I got lucky and managed to get awesome people to help me with my website.

I also got lucky because I have you visiting my website right now. Thank you. I do all this for you guys. If you have any recommendations, tips, or feedback, just leave a comment, I would love to chat with you. I have also been fortunate to produce content for several large guitar websites, such as SongsterrMusicnotesGuitarGuitar, and Ultimate Guitar.

I spend my spare time exercising and hanging out with my wife and crazy dog (I guess that went the right way…).

This is a banger article. You get to listen to amazing solos of amazing songs. But there’s a catch…you have no idea who is shredding the solos…so take a guess and test how well you are actually equipped with guitarist knowledge!

How This goes

Simple and extremely fun. BTW. I’ll put the team here at GND through this as well…

  • First, listen through solos and make your educated guess
  • Reveal your answers in the comment section of this article, not on FB. Let’s gather the results here, not on Zuckerberg’s platform. (Do you have the courage to do this btw…haha, just teasing).
  • Then check the right answers down below.
  • After couple of days, come back to see what others have guessed!

Got it? Good. Let’s get started.

BTW. Share this to your guitairst buddies to see how well or badly they will do!

5 Amazing Songs With Unknown Solo

Public Image Limited – Rise

Tina Turner – Private Dancer

Fall Out Boy – Beat It (MJ Cover)

Bad for Good – Meat Loaf

The River – Good Charlotte


Answers

BTW. Share this to your guitairst buddies to see how well or badly they will do!

SongAritistWho Did The Solo?
RisePublic Image LimitedSteve Vai (Source)
Private DancerTina TurnerJeff Beck (Source)
Beat ItFall Out BoyJohn Mayer (Source)
Bad for GoodMeat LoafBrian May (Source)
The RiverGood CharlotteSynyster Gates (Source)

Conclusion

How many did you get right? I created this fun article so I couldn’t participate in all the fun of guessing, but Justin from GND originally sent me one of these songs (Rise) and I made me guess…I guessed wrong. I know, embarrassing. Thank you for visiting and see ya soon!

Teemu Suomala

I first grabbed the guitar in 2009. I started this website in January 2020 because I couldn’t do window installation anymore due to my health problems. I also noticed that most guitar websites don’t do a really good job, so I decided to just go for it! I got lucky and managed to get awesome people to help me with my website. I also got lucky because I have you visiting my website right now. Thank you. I do all this for you guys. If you have any recommendations, tips, or feedback, just leave a comment, I would love to chat with you. I have been fortunate to produce content for several large guitar websites, such as Songsterr, Musicnotes, GuitarGuitar, and Ultimate Guitar. I spend my spare time exercising and hanging out with my wife and crazy dog(I guess that went the right way…). Expertise: guitar learning techniques, electric guitars, and guitar amplifiers. You can connect with me on LinkedIn or just email me.
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Prison-Mike
  1. EVH
  2. Mark Knopfler
  3. Cole Rolland??
  4. Santana
  5. Benjamin Burnley
Prison-Mike

Well…apparently my guitarist knowledge is somwhere between 0 to minus 10.

Corey

1.Dimebag
2.Eric Clapton
3.Jared Dines
4.Dave Murray
5.Synyster Gates

Justin Thomas

Being that I set the first one, I might just know it. I need to state that I grew up with the Sex Pistols and bought this as a single when it was released. I was 12. The guitarist involved came into my view about 2-3 years later. I was never a MASSIVE fan as I found his own music a touch “self-indulgent” yet his collaboration work is ALWAYS amazing. His solo on “Hot Dog n Shake” from David Lee Roth’s Skyscraper is of another world.

Steve Vai – Now you know, you’ll go back and listen. Check out the solo on “Hot Dog n Shake” here https://youtu.be/I2D3QX1zPSo?si=j9K-Iw3s1Zo50dHm&t=84

Right, now I’m guessing like the rest of you.

The 2nd one is a bit cryptic and the 2 other answers are SO close. Mark Knopfler, good pick up on the finger picking. Eric Clapton, closer than you think. Yes, it’s a Yardbird, but the finger picking Yardbird and, possibly, the most underrated guitarist ever.

Jeff Beck!!

3rd. I don’t know. I think it is a guitarist I don’t know, but from my collection then nearest sound would be

George Lynch

4th. You can’t hide that tone. In fact in the moments before the solo starts Meatloaf sells it hard.

Brian May

5th. Not a clue. I’ve never listened to any of their material. My reference would be the funk-esque attack pre-solo. For this I find Mark Knight of Bang Tango. Yet, I know I’m wrong!

Justin Thomas

Looking through the responses, I think we should leave our ages here too. They are showing 🙂 49