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         The National Midnight Star, Number 2080

                   Friday, 31 Jul 1998

Today's Topics:
                   Re: NEW ALBUM TITLE
     Re: 07/30/98 - The National Midnight Star #2079
                   re: Dimlight Stages
                Neil Wyatt - Worst Moment-
                   Hating Dream Theater
                    Just a suggestion
                      electronic kit
                      Kids and Rush
                         The Pass
                    Not a doctor.....
           Geddy's B-day radio songs in Austin
                    Positive Comments
                      Geddy Lee Jazz
                   Rush's worst moment!
                   THE LIVE ALBUM TITLE
                 This Is Funny - REALLY!
                Retrospective I a classic
              Rush Sighting on Dish Network
                  "The Pass" on CP Tour
                       Victor video
                     NEW ALBUM TITLE
            Robert Berry (was: "Working Man")
                       cover songs
100 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time (as printed in Guitar 

From: (The RUSH Fans Digest Manager)
Date: Fri Jul 31 13:07:54 PDT 1998
Subject: Administrivia

I have a kind of an off the wall request.

If ANYONE has all *8* episodes of the tv show "Profit" (and they are in
NTSC and in English, no subtitles) that would be willing to trade for
Rush stuff (video, audio, or even posters) PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

I've decided that I really need to see that show again; if you missed it
the first time around it aired in April of 1996 on Fox; it defies description,
just call it a revenge tale of the warped sort (right up my alley ;-)

I figured SOMEONE in Rushland must have this show on tape! So if you do,
drop me a line...

 - rush-mgr

ps. Did Eddie Van Halen *really* do the solo in Michael Jackson's "Beat It"?
    You learn something new every day *shrug*


From: "Darren Platakis" 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 14:02:08 -0400

> From: William Garrett Holbert 
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 20:41:36 +0000
> Dimlit Stages for all ages.
> WILL NOT be the next title of the album
 ((( snip )))
> I think, it might be something like 


 That title may be good for an AC/DC live album, maybe Judas Priest but it
 seems a little "heavy" for a Rush title. Good premise though. It might be
 along the lines of "A Fine Line"  Which I think is part of a line from some
 song that, right now, escapes me.
 Darren Platakis
 Cornerstone Records & Productions
 13 Nello St. 
 St. Catharines, Ontario
 L2N 1G5
 Get your copy of the new PHUSE CD "Power . Funk . Pop"  NOW!!!!


From: "Michael Z. Williamson" 
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 13:41:11 -0700
Subject: palindromes

>The longest palindrome I know is:
>A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.
>Read it backwards, for those who don't know what one is...

some nutcase is in Guinness for doing a 44,000+ word palindrome.  The
problem is, they start gettign contrived really quickly.  I don't think
neil will be doing any.

rush related stickers---

Vote for anarchy!  It's better than no government at all. --Walter


From: Fred Pinto 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 98 12:17:42 -0700
Subject: Re: 07/30/98 - The National Midnight Star #2079

In a message dated 7/30/98 10:06 AM, wrote...

> it's just not on any 
>CP boots and i don't remember them playing it at the arrowhead pond in 
>   [ Hey I was at that show, buried on the floor waaaaaay back by the
>     soundboard ;-)                                               : rush-mgr ]

sounds a lot better than my 5 minutes prior to dreamline ticket score--5 
rows from the top and so far off to the side i was basically behind 
Neil--you know the seats you look at and say "those people are 
fu*ked"--that's where i was.

   [ Hey, I've been there too... Phoenix on the Presto tour...   : rush-mgr ]


From: David Morrison 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 14:44:50 -0500
Subject: re: Dimlight Stages

>> |   * "Dimlit Stages For All Ages" is still the working title
>> Let's hope it is ONLY the working title!  Yeccchh!
>> I don't know why, but I really hate it.
>Agreed.  Everytime I see that title I think "Dimwit Stooges ..."

I keep reading it as Delimit Stages.  Maybe too much work on the brain...

(Any other Paranet people on tnms?)


From: "Alan Carr" 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 23:02:32 +0100
Subject: Neil Wyatt - Worst Moment-

>From: Nei Wyatt 
>Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 09:05:19 +0100
>Subject: Worst moment
>Do any of the UK TNMS readers remember Rush's worst moment ...
>Legs & Co. dancing to The Spirit of Radio on 'Top Of The Pops'?
>A black, black day. Am I showing my age?
>(I think Max Webster were on the same show doing 'Paradise Skies').

Neil, I don't think you were showing your age mate, I can remember it very
well. When I heard Spirit of Radio was going to be on 'Top of the Pops' I
sat waiting for the video only to find a number of women (Legs and Co)
dancing badly to the was one of those things that you never
forget. In England you rarely get Rush on the radio so when something like
this comes along you have to make the most of it, sadly the girls managed to
visually f*ck it up .

On a better note, I found a box with all my concert tickets and looking thru
them I found three autographs on the back of two tickets, 17/18 June 1980 at
Manchester Apollo, when I I was fortunate enough to meet Alex, Geddy and
Neil in the Picaddilly hotel at the age of 18, I'm going to have to get
these tickets framed and mounted.


From: Daniel Schmecker 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 15:58:31 -0400
Subject: Hating Dream Theater

Hello out there.
long time listener, first time caller.
I've noticed a tendency that people who normally like Rush, like Dream
Theater as well.
While they are superb musicians, I absolutely detest their music.
In my opinion, it's souless, unlistenable drivel.
They might be better "technically" than Rush, but to me, Rush is a far
superior band.
Music is about songs and feelings, not about how fast your hands move,
or how "trained" your voice is.
Am I alone on this? Or does anybody agree?


From: "Liebermann" 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 20:02:29 -0400
Subject: Just a suggestion

Hey all,
    This is just your average selection from just your average guy.  =
Lately, I've noticed two things.  First, AOL and it's Instant Messanger =
have grown rapidly very recently, and it wouldn't surprise me to find =
out that most of you out there reading this right now have it.  Second, =
Rush fans love to discuss Rush (I'm no exception).  So here comes the =
suggestion.  Since we all love to discuss Rush so much, why not share =
each other's screen names so we can talk with one or two other people =
when we're on?  It sounds like a good idea to me.  So, if you like the =
idea, just reply to this message on the TNMS and put up your screen =
name.  Since I started the idea, I might as well put up mine (I'm going =
to number it just to make it look organized -- I think it would be =
fairly smart for you who responds to do the same).
1. Oren Liebermann --


From: Scott McDow 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 20:06:21 -0400
Subject: electronic kit

> said:
>When Neil switches to the electronic drum kit, and samples
>the recorded music, I lose interest.  I vote for the old YYZ
>drum solo.

I've never witnessed anybody dance during a drum solo
until myself and most everybody around my at the two
t4e shows I attended (during the electronic solo).
What a blast!



From: Dom Kallas 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 20:52:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kids and Rush

My 8 year old cousin was visiting me from Texas this past weekend.  She
and I talked about music, what she likes, what she doesn't like, what her
mom listens to, and so on.  She said that she liked Rock music the most. 
As a result, I decide to put 'Permanent Waves' in the CD player. 
	She asked, "Who is that?" 
	I responded, "Rush."
	"Oh yeah!" she remarks. "When I was in camp there was this girl in
my cabin from Canada who _loves_ Rush.  She brought 3 of her tapes with
her.  Rush was the favorite band in my cabin."
	Her favorite Rush song is "The Spirit of Radio."  When she came
back to my house today, she asked, "Can you play some Rush?"  I knew that
she's a smart girl ;p. 
	IMO, Rush still can attract young people with their music- it just
has to be played for them. 

The angle of the dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of the beat


Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 21:49:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: The Pass

I must say that I'm 99 % sure that The Pass was indeed played at one of
the 2 shows that I saw for CP.I was at Worcester,Ma,and Prov,RI.I know
they played it one night ,but not the other.I believe it was the
Worcester show that it was played at.Was anyone else there? And do you


From: (The Rinckster)
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 22:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Not a doctor.....

Someone recently wrote (to HUGELY paraphrase)   " people
listen to rush"  My apologies to the (architect?) who wrote it.....I
cannot remember your name..........Anyhoo, bearing those new Holiday Inn
Express commercials in mind, check this out...

(Scene:  Guy pulls up next to injured cyclist and, bending down, begins
to manipulate knee.)

Samaritan: "Well, you have a severe laceration of the calf."   Cyclist:
"Is it bad?"    Smaritan "Yes.  Does it hurt when I do this?"   Cyclist:
"Ow!  Yes."   Samaritan: "You've dislocated your patellar ligament.
I'll have to reset it."  Cyclist: "Man, I am glad you came along.  You
are an orthopedic surgeon, aren't you?"  Samritan:  "No.  But I did
listen to Hold Your Fire last night."

HAHA!!!  RTFLMAO!!!  Pretty cool, eh?  
The applause light is ON.
And you can use just aaannnyyy album you want!!

Rushian since....birth!

serenity  courage  wisdom  just for today


From: (Michael Hannaman)
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 20:27:36 -0700
Subject: Geddy's B-day radio songs in Austin

        Here's what my local station played in honor of Ged's 45th yesterday:

        Spirit of Radio, Red Barchetta, Driven, & Circumstances

        I was floored by Circumstances.  Alas, don't let this fool you into
thinking KLBJ in Austin plays a good amount of Rush at all.  You're lucky if
you hear SOR or maybe Freewill once in a blue moon.  Although I have heard
Vital Signs & Analog Kid on RARE occassions, and yes, I called them and
thanked them profusely for doing so!

        Happy belated 45th, Ged!
Traders welcome @:

Michael Hannaman


From: "Timmeren S. Van " 
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 23:04:36 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Positive Comments

Hey everybody, 
    I was listening to the radio yesterday and they had the rock news
segment.  They mentioned Geddy's B-day (Happy B-day Geddy!) and described
him as one of the most influential rock musicians as well as the best bass
player.  Talk about positive comments.  I didn't expect the radio to give
such respect to Geddy.  Of course they did mention his big nose and said
Neil's name wrong but you can't have it all.  I was just happy they talked
about Rush in a positive light for a change.  
     As far as the Tribute album talk, my take on it is that it is nice to
hear the songs in a different light but it definitely makes you appreciate
the original.  



From: Billy Knapp 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 00:18:24 -0700
Subject: Geddy Lee Jazz

!!!!Danger Will Robinson Danger!!!!!!!!!!

Do NOT buy the Geddy Lee Jazz Bass.  Fender has made the biggest mistake 
of all time.  I just got mine today.  One word, trash.  First of all it 
has a blemish on the the fret board for starts.  This is the part that 
makes it real trash.  Both the black binding around the neck and the 
block inlays are painted on the neck.  To make it even worse, the black 
paint runs on almost all the edges.  This thing really looks bad.  
please dont buy it.

This is all I can type, I am really pissed.  Questions, just e-mail me.



From: "Robert Ashley Davidson" 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 09:20:34 -0700
Subject: Rush's worst moment!

I certainly do remember it!
Half a dozen or so dogs walking around trying to dance to a Rush record - I
didn't know whether to laugh or cry!

However, my worst Rush moment was only a few months later, because I was far
'too cool' to watch Top of the Pops, especially after what they did to TSOR,
so I was 'upstairs' with my girlfriend fumbling around in her jumper when I
thought I heard the strains of Tom Sawyer! Now there usually comes a point
either leading up to or during the big 'O' when I can almost hear bells and
Angels, but hearing Rush songs had never happened at that point before, so
my reaction was to just see it as my mind and body working in tandem to make
it one to remember! My theoriy was shattered into pieces however, when my
little brother burst into the room shouting 'that crap band Rush are on
TOTP'. Needless to say I did what any sane, red blooded male Rush fan would
do in the situation, I ran downstairs putting on my pants and managed to sit
down and watch the video just as Geddy began his 'wa wa wa wa wa wa' on the
keyboard. The embarrasing bit was that both sets of parents were sitting in
the room having tea and saw me red and sweaty with no socks and loose pants
panting away. It hardly comes as a suprise for me to relay that that
particular relationship did not last musch longer beyond that point.

Ashley Davidson.


From: "Adam Trudeau" 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 02:30:55 PDT




From: "Chad Werner" 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998  6:48 -0600
Subject: This Is Funny - REALLY!

     Does anyone out there read the ONION? It's a funny, funny, funny 
     newspaper out of Madison, WI, USA. The website has been written up in 
     the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, etc. It is 
     "" Check it out. You might LOVE it. Anyway, from the 
     most recent issue of the ONION, a review of the new NoMeansNo record 
     called "Dance of the Headless Bourgeoisie":
     Take one listen to "Dance of the Headless Bourgeoisie", and one 
     question will stand out in your mind: Has NoMeansNo become the Rush of 
     punk? Here's a handy checklist to help you answer that question. Is 
     the band playing a lot of long, meandering songs that seem to have 
     been recorded without a sensible producer to say, "Ah, time to wind it 
     down now, guys"? Yes. Are there time changes that are not so much 
     'math rock' as they are 'attention-span-testers'? Lamentably, yes. 
     Does the album contain an abundance of ill-conceived conceptual songs? 
     Yes, but they are politically conceptual instead of 'speculative 
     fiction' conceptual. Is NoMeansNo Canadian? While not necessarily a 
     bad thing, the band does, in fact, share this trait with Rush as well. 
     Sadly, there it is. Scientific proof that NoMeansNo has indeed 
     transformed from a tight, aggressive, smart political punk band into a 
     dull, meandering punk version of Rush. It just isn't fair.
     Take it for what it's worth, but I think if Geddy, Alex or Neil read 
     this review they would laugh their damn heads off. I think we should 
     do the same. 
     P.S. I appear to be in the minority, but I really do like the title 
     "Dimlit Stages For All Ages". I'd like to see them keep it. It would 
     be different sounding from all of the rest. It rolls off the tongue & 
     has the triple meaning of 'a concert for the young & old' & 'we have 
     been playing live for a long, long time' & 'we have gone through many 
     musical stages in our time together'. I like that. It's not dumb, but 
     actually a pretty loaded title.


From: (J J Davidek)
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 09:43:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Retrospective I a classic

We have a radio station here in Houston that likes to play an ENTIRE
"classic cd" every night at midnight.  Well night before last their
classic cd was Rush's Retrospective I.  I was so excited.  I was calling
up all my friends to make sure they were listening.  It was so awesome
I've been telling everyone who'd listen.  I couldn't have started my day
off better.      :)



From: "BrianB" 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 10:46:18 -0400
Subject: Rush Sighting on Dish Network

The following was found in the programming for

>P O W E R  R O C K (961)
>DESCRIPTION:  Aggressive new music and recurrent 80s Rock with a few icons
from the Classic Rock era. 
>TYPICAL ARTISTS:  Metallica, Judas Priest, Queensryche, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron
Maiden, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Type O Negative,
Dio, Scorpions, Kiss, Rush, Tool, Dokken, Motley Crue. 

Well, the boys are in relatively good company (no offense meant by that
comment-please, no holy wars), but I wonder if they consider Rush to be
either "aggressive new music," "recurrent 80's rock," or "icons from the
Classic Rock era"?




From: Christopher Clements 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 08:15:51 -0700
Subject: "The Pass" on CP Tour

"The Pass" was played on the CP Tour despite popular NMS belief. 
 Specifically, it was played in Phoenix and Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.  I 
remember, I was there.  Either that or I'm severely hallucinating.  I don't 
know if it was played anywhere else, but if it wasn't, it stands to reason 
that the RTB Tour will be looked at for additional material.



From: Jessica Winkworth 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 11:14:34 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Victor video


A little while ago someone asked about Floria Sigismondi working with 
Victor.  She did the video for Promise.  I have it on tape somewhere.  I 
don't remember much about it (haven't watched it in a long time), just 
that it shows a bunch of teenagers with really crappy lives (abused, 
pregnant, etc), and every once and a while it cuts back to Alex and Edwin.

Great, I have to go watch it now :-)



From: William Garrett Holbert 
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 20:41:36 +0000

> I think, it might be something like
> Bill

No it won't because AC/DC released an album with that name some time in =
the early 90's (my guess is they won't use a "cliche" name from the =
early 90's). More likely is "Virtual Stages" or something like that :-) =
Check out for a band with great =
progressive possibibities (lots of sound clips).
I just can't wait to get my hands on the next RUSH album!!! Any Rush =
fans in scandinavia??? Please respond by email at

[The (could-be) following quote of RUSH lyrics has been snipped out, =
since we all know them anyway...]


From: Barry 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 14:16:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Robert Berry (was: "Working Man")

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, David M. Stowell wrote:
> Robert Berry is primarily a producer, working for Magna Carta records and
> co-ordinating their tribute projects (Jethro Tull, Rush, Yes, Genesis,  and
> Pink Floyd). It seems his "house band" is a group named Magellan, which
> comes off ok. As for his own work, the first time I heard him was in a band
> with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (but no Greg Lake - Berry sang and played
> bass) called 3. The idea was that he would do all the writing, and they
> would do the arrangements. I saw them at the Vic in Chicago - great show,
> but then again, Keith could play rings around anything. Berry is boring by
> comparison - the only think I like about him at this point is that he
> produces the Celtic rock band Tempest (who's on tour, again, incidentally).

And he was recruited to replace steve hackett in the second incarnation of
GTR with steve howe & friends.  Although that version of the group folded
before fruition (an album), Robert Berry has produced a solo album with a
lot of that material on it, called (if I recall correctly) "Pilgramage to a
Point."  This is an excellent album!  A lot of really interesting stuff on

Barry J. Bocaner



From: "Costello, Bryan" 
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 14:28:09 -0400
Subject: cover songs

Ya know....

I was a big Metallica fan, until earlier this morning. I can't deal with the
15 year old potheads & products of American Public Education anymore. If you
ever want to witness the Decline of Western Civilization, go to a Metallica
show & watch the crowd..... believe me.... I am more than qualified to make
that assessment.

ANYWAY....... This is just in fun....Metallica is reissuing their "Garage
Days re-visited" cd this November, along with some new cover songs as well.
These records they do are fun, and meant to simply "tide you over" til the
next album of new material is ready. Rush would probably not be interested
in doing this, ......but if they ever did.......what songs would you want to

Keep in mind the spirit with which such a project would be executed. They
probably would not do any Iron Maiden or Dream Theatre songs, nor would they
do any Hanson or Spice girls songs..... so save your electronic impulses.
And don't e-mail me, e-mail this list....mmmmkay?

I have 2 choices I would like to start this list with:

1. "NSU" by Cream
2. "The Wizard" by Black Sabbath

*how much you wanna bet they have indeed played these 2 tunes back in John
Rutsey's garage way back when after several bowls of hash? 

If this thread has been run once before, I apologize. Thank you Rush manager
for providing this forum. What I wouldn't give to have 2 Rush tickets in my
hand for a pair of shows this weekend. 


Bryan C
(giant Sandman mark) yourself a favor this weekend. Pull out a Rush album you perhaps
have not listened to in a long, long time or one you are not as crazy about
and give it a spin. It will be like finding a long lost friend.


From: (Ryan  N Waggoner)
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 13:41:32 -0500
Subject: 100 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time (as printed in Guitar 

   [ WARNING: This is *very* long, and I only included the whole thing since
     the digest was pretty small today. This is the last post, and if you
     want to hear the good part: Alex made #94 for the solo in "Working Man".
     (this is the last post in the digest today)                 : rush-mgr ]

I realize this has almost absolutely nothing to do with Rush, but since
Alex *did* make the list, and there is at least a bit of guitar talk done
on this list, I thought I'd post it.

(Article reprinted with absolutely no permission by Guitar World
magazine.  Article appears in September '98 issue.)

100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time  

1.  "Stairway To Heaven"  (Led Zeppelin)
Soloist:  Jimmy Page

2.  "Eruption"  (Van Halen)
Soloist:  Eddie Van Halen

3.  "Free Bird"  (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Soloists:  Allen Collins, Gary Rossington

4.  "Comfortably Numb"  (Pink Floyd)
Soloist:  David Gilmour

5.  "All Along The Watchtower"  (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

6.  "November Rain"  (Guns N' Roses)
Soloist:  Slash

7.  "One"  (Metallica)
Soloist:  Kirk Hammett

8.  "Hotel California"  (The Eagles)
Soloists:  Don Felder, Joe Walsh

9.  "Crazy Train"  (Ozzy Osbourne)
Soloist:  Randy Rhoads

10.  "Crossroads"  (Cream)
Soloist:  Eric Clapton

11.  "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"  (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

12.  "Johnny B. Goode"  (Chuck Berry)
Soloist:  Chuck Berry

13.  "Texas Flood"  (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Soloist:  Stevie Ray Vaughan

14.  "Layla"  (Derek and the Dominos)
Soloists:  Eric Clapton, Duane Allman

15.  "Floods"  (Pantera)
Soloist:  Dimebag Darrell

16.  "Heartbreaker"  (Led Zeppelin)
Soloist:  Jimmy Page

17.  "Cliffs Of Dover"  (Eric Johnson)
Soloist:  Eric Johnson

18.  "Little Wing"  (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

19.  "Highway Star"  (Deep Purple)
Soloist:  Ritchie Blackmore

20.  "Bohemian Rhapsody"  (Queen)
Soloist:  Brian May

21.  "Time"  (Pink Floyd)
Soloist:  David Gilmour

22.  "Sultans Of Swing"  (Dire Straits)
Soloist:  Mark Knopfler

23.  "Bulls On Parade"  (Rage Against The Machine)
Soloist:  Tom Morello

24.  "Fade To Black"  (Metallica)
Soloist:  Kirk Hammett

25.  "Aqualung"  (Jethro Tull)
Soloist:  Martin Barre

26.  "Smells Like Teen Spirit"  (Nirvana)
Soloist:  Kurt Cobain

27.  "Pride And Joy"  (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Soloist:  Stevie Ray Vaughan

28.  "Mr. Crowley"  (Ozzy Osbourne)
Soloist:  Randy Rhoads

29.  "For The Love Of God"  (Steve Vai)
Soloist:  Steve Vai

30.  "Surfing With The Alien"  (Joe Satriani)
Soloist:  Joe Satriani

31.  "Stranglehold"  (Ted Nugent)
Soloist:  Ted Nugent

32.  "Machine Gun"  (Jimi Hendrix) 
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

33.  "The Thrill Is Gone"  (B.B. King)
Soloist:  B.B. King

34.  "Paranoid Android"  (Radiohead)
Soloist:  Jonny Greenwood

35.  "Cemetery Gates"  (Pantera)
Soloist:  Dimebag Darrell

36.  "Black Star"  (Yngwie Malmsteen)
Soloist:  Yngwie Malmsteen

37.  "Sweet Child O' Mine"  (Guns N' Roses)
Soloist:  Slash

38.  "Whole Lotta Love"  (Led Zeppelin)
Soloist:  Jimmy Page

39.  "Cortez The Killer"  (Neil Young)
Soloist:  Neil Young

40.  "Reelin' In The Years"  (Steely Dan)
Soloist:  Elliott Randall

41.  "Brighton Rock"  (Queen)
Soloist:  Brian May

42.  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  (The Beatles)
Soloist:  Eric Clapton

43.  "Sharp Dressed Man"  (ZZ Top)
Soloist:  Billy Gibbons

44.  "Alive"  (Pearl Jam)
Soloist:  Mike McCready

45.  "Light My Fire"  (The Doors)
Soloist:  Robby Krieger

46.  "Hot For Teacher"  (Van Halen)
Soloist:  Eddie Van Halen

47.  "Jessica"  (The Allman Brothers Band)
Soloist:  Dickey Betts

48.  "Sympathy For The Devil"  (The Rolling Stones)
Soloist:  Keith Richards

49.  "Europa"  (Carlos Santana)
Soloist:  Carlos Santana

50.  "Shock Me"  (Kiss)
Soloist:  Ace Frehley

51.  "Master Of Puppets"  (Metallica)
Soloist:  Kirk Hammett

52.  "Star Spangled Banner"  (Jimi Hendrix)
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

53.  "Since I've Been Loving You"  (Led Zeppelin)
Soloist:  Jimmy Page

54.  "Geek USA"  (Smashing Pumpkins)
Soloist:  Billy Corgan

55.  "Satch Boogie"  (Joe Satriani)
Soloist:  Joe Satriani

56.  "War Pigs"  (Black Sabbath)
Soloist:  Tony Iommi

57.  "Walk"  (Pantera)
Soloist:  Dimebag Darrell

58.  "Cocaine"  (Eric Clapton)
Soloist:  Eric Clapton

59.  "You Really Got Me"  (The Kinks)
Soloist:  Dave Davies

60.  "Zoot Allures"  (Frank Zappa)
Soloist:  Frank Zappa

61.  "No More Tears"  (Ozzy Osbourne)
Soloist:  Zakk Wylde

62.  "Money"  (Pink Floyd)
Soloist:  David Gilmour

63.  "Black Hole Sun"  (Soundgarden)
Soloist:  Kim Thayil

64.  "Little Red Corvette"  (Prince)
Soloist:  Prince

65.  "In Bloom"  (Nirvana)
Soloist:  Kurt Cobain

66.  "Blue Sky"  (The Allman Brothers Band)
Soloists:  Duane Allman, Dickey Betts

67.  "Beat It"  (Michael Jackson)
Soloist:  Eddie Van Halen

68.  "Starship Trooper"  (Yes)
Soloist:  Steve Howe

69.  "And Your Bird Can Sing"  (The Beatles)
Soloist:  George Harrison

70.  "Purple Haze"  (Jimi Hendrix)
Soloist:  Jimi Hendrix

71.  "Maggot Brain"  (Funkadelic)
Soloist:  Eddie Hazel

72.  "Walk This Way"  (Aerosmith)
Soloist:  Joe Perry

73.  "Stash"  (Phish)
Soloist:  Trey Anastasio

74.  "Lazy"  (Deep Purple)
Soloist:  Ritchie Blackmore

75.  "Won't Get Fooled Again"  (The Who)
Soloist:  Pete Townshend

76.  "Cinnamon Girl"  (Neil Young & Crazy Horse)
Soloist:  Neil Young

77.  "Man In The Box"  (Alice In Chains)
Soloist:  Jerry Cantrell

78.  "Truckin'"  (Grateful Dead)
Soloist:  Jerry Garcia

79.  "Mean Street"  (Van Halen)
Soloist:  Eddie Van Halen

80.  "You Shook Me All Night Long"  (AC/DC)
Soloist:  Angus Young

81.  "Sweet Jane"  (Lou Reed)
Soloists:  Steve Hunter, Dick Wagner

82.  "21st Century Schizoid Man"  (King Crimson)
Soloist:  Robert Fripp

83.  "Scuttle Buttin'"  (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Soloist:  Stevie Ray Vaughan

84.  "Santeria"  (Sublime)
Soloist:  Brad Nowell

85.  "Moonage Daydream"  (David Bowie)
Soloist:  Mick Ronson

86.  "Whipping Post"  (The Allman Brothers Band)
Soloists:  Duane Allman, Dickey Betts

87.  "Cult Of Personality"  (Living Colour)
Soloist:  Vernon Reid

88.  "Kid Charlemagne"  (Steely Dan)
Soloist:  Denny Dias

89.  "Killing In The Name"  (Rage Against The Machine)
Soloist:  Tom Morello

90.  "Let It Rain"  (Eric Clapton)
Soloist:  Eric Clapton

91.  "Heard It Through The Grapevine"  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Soloist:  John Fogerty

92.  "Stray Cat Strut"  (Stray Cats)
Soloist:  Brian Setzer

93.  "The End"  (The Doors)
Soloist:  Robby Krieger

94.  "Working Man"  (Rush)
Soloist:  Alex Lifeson

95.  "Yellow Ledbetter"  (Pearl Jam)
Soloist:  Mike McCready

96.  "Honky Tonk Women"  (The Rolling Stones)
Soloist:  Keith Richards

97.  "Cherub Rock"  (Smashing Pumpkins)
Soloist:  Billy Corgan

98.  "Under A Glass Moon"  (Dream Theater)
Soloist:  John Petrucci

99.  "Cause We've Ended As Lovers"  (Jeff Beck)
Soloist:  Jeff Beck

100.  "Three Days"  (Jane's Addiction)
Soloist:  Dave Navarro

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