Kirk Hammett on the 5 Guitar Solos that Changed His Life - GuitarPlayer.com

Kirk Hammett on the 5 Guitar Solos that Changed His Life

“Let Me Love You Baby” JEFF BECK GROUP
Author:
Publish date:
GP0910_Riffs_KH2_nr

ROBERT KNIGHT

“Let Me Love You Baby” JEFF BECK GROUP
Why? It was the first guitar solo I figured out by myself!

STEVE JENNINGS

GP0910_Riffs_KH3_nr

“Mother Mary” UFO
Hearing Michael Schenker for the first time changed how I wanted my own solos to sound in terms of phrasing, technique, and being something that was memorable and catchy.

ANDY HENDERSON

GP0910_Riffs_KH4_nr

“Machine Gun” BAND OF GYPSYS
A sonic, mystical, multi-dimensional journey into some otherworldly soundscape that triggers my imagination every time I hear it. I feel captivated by the mere mention of this song!

ROBERT ELSDALE

GP0910_Riffs_KH5_nr

“Sails of Charon” THE SCORPIONS
To me, Ulrich Roth was one of the first guitarists to use that neo-classical guitar style, and this solo was totally unique at the time, simultaneously melodic and dynamic, with a climax so incredibly ripping. How can so many notes be so perfectly in place?

“Warriors” THIN LIZZY
This solo was the first time I’d ever heard a wah pedal. I remember that when that sound came out of the speakers, it startled me. The one guy that I’ve always thought did not get enough credit was Brian Robertson, and his style and feel is something that I aspire to.

GP0910_Riffs_KH6_nr

RELATED