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A few years ago, I ran a March Madness-style tournament on Facebook to determine the "all-time greatest frontman to a rock band" (Freddie Mercury won over Robert Plant in a slight surprise).

At the time, I had an idea for a new poll - one that was far more ambitious (and far more time-consuming to put together). Well, there's ONE thing unemployment is good for, I suppose!

So, I've started a tournament to determine the all-time greatest guitar solo. You can read all the details on my blog (this is the introductory post). My most recent post completes the field (of 320!) and provides links to all the surveys so far.

The first post lists the criteria for inclusion (which should eliminate any "I can't believe so-and-so isn't on the list")

I'll update this thread with each subsequent round. Voting for these first rounds ends this Wednesday, April 17, around 10:30pm EST.


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ninja If you really wanted to find the all time greatest guitar solos, definitely gotta lose the strictures. Just sayin'. ninja
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You're 100% right - of course, and the title is probably a bit audacious. But, it took *weeks* to get through the songs to determine these contestants ... it would be far more work to check *every song every created!*
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Today is the last day to vote in the first round. All the survey links are listed in the first post here.

The next, play-in round will be posted tomorrow.
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The second play-in Round is up -- this is where we see if the Modern Rock tracks can match up with their Pop/Mainstream Rock counterparts.

Survey closes Sunday evening, with the next round up Monday.
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The second "official" round of the tournament is now up.
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One last day to vote in the Guitar Solo Tournament -- after this round, it's going to get much tougher (I'm really surprised at some of the upsets I'm seeing already!)

Get your votes in! Poll will close tomorrow evening.

http://cpalermo21.blogspot.com/2013/04/guitar-tournament-rou...
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The next round of the Great Guitar Solo Tournament is up now. Lots of surprise eliminations last round; and the choices just get harder now. We're down to 64!
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Today is the last day to vote in the round-of-64 Greatest Guitar Solo. The next round will go up tomorrow.
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Just seen this and my first thought was Layla should walk this, but I look and it's not there. surprise
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Never hit #1 (amazing!)

But, a bunch of Clapton songs are still in -- he's been the most resilient. In fact, one of the ones remaining would've been my choice for #2 overall (except, the brackets randomized where it'll hit my #1 overall well before the Final Four)
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The next round of the Greatest Guitar Solo tournament is up -- 32 songs are left in the contest. This round will end Wednesday evening!
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The Guitar Solo Tournament has entered the Sweet 16 phase -- 16 songs remain! The next round is up and open through Sunday evening... Get your votes in!
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The Elite 8 has been decided in the Guitar Solo Tournament. This round will end on Wednesday, May 15, with the Final Four revealed later that evening.
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The Final Four of the Guitar Solo Tournament has been launched. This round will end Saturday evening, with the championship match-up announced that night.
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b a n j o wrote:
Was Cortez the Killer included in the tournament? If not, you did it wrong.



Did it reach #1 on any chart?
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And, the championship round has begun; and it will end Tuesday evening, with the winner announced later that night!
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We have a champion.
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