John Petrucci: 10 of His All-Time Greatest Solos

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It would be a fool’s errand to name John Petrucci’s Top-10 guitar solos. The Dream Theater guitarist is one of the most inspirational metal players and has tracked so many jaw-dropping solos that even his devoted followers can’t agree on which are his greatest.

To celebrate his 49th birthday, we’re calling attention to 10 solos that we consider to be among the best in his catalog—which is to say, there are many more than what we’ve included here.

If you don’t see your favorite among the list, by all means tell us what it is and include a link to a YouTube video so everyone can check it out for themselves.

And be sure to join us in wishing John a very happy birthday!

“Under a Glass Moon” 

“Under a Glass Moon” (solo only)

“Behind the Veil”

“Constant Motion”

“Hollow Years (Live at Budokan)”

“Glasgow Kiss”


“Enigma Machine”

“Damage Control”

“Peruvian Skies”

“Fatal Tragedy”

“The Silent Man”