Metallica's Kirk Hammett Reflects On Timeless Solo


(Classic Rock) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has described why his guitar solo on 1991 song The Unforgiven has such a timeless appeal for him. The guitar work on the Black Album track was voted no. 30 on Classic Rock's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos by a panel of critics - with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page clinching the top spot with his work on Stairway To Heaven.

Hammett tells Classic Rock: "I enjoy playing the solo on The Unforgiven because it's such a dynamic solo. And a lot of times live, I'll change around my guitar solo because I end up not liking what I recorded, or I get bored with what was recorded - or I just want to play something completely different.

"But with The Unforgiven, as a guitar solo it has changed very little over the years. It's probably one of the only guitar solos that I play just like the album."

Other solos to feature in the list include Eagles classic Hotel California, Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Prince's Purple Rain. See the top 10 here.

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