Let's take a moment to step away from all this madness and argue about a topic that really means something: The top guitar riffs of all time.
Total Guitar magazine in the UK put out a list of the 100 greatest guitar riffs ever.
I don't have the time right now to get into the reasons why I think Smoke on the Water should be higher up, so consider this an open discussion while I get some real work done. The only thing I have to add to this is that this list seems to be an exact copy of my son's list of mastered guitar riffs. Even eleven year old rock stars need to know the classics, of course.
Here's the top twenty:
1. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
4. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
5. Enter Sandman - Metallica
6. Layla - Derek & The Dominoes/Eric Clapton
7. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
8. Back In Black - AC/DC
9. Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
10. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
11. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
12. All Right Now - Free
13. Plug In Baby - Muse
14. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
15. Aint Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
16. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
17. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
18. No-One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
19. Paradise City - Guns N` Roses
20. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine.