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Old 11-04-2013, 03:52 PM
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Your favorite metal/rock riffs?

What are everyone's favorite guitar riffs in metal/rock history? List as many as you want.

Here's mine:
Homebound Train - Bon Jovi
Wasted - Def Leppard
Let It Go - Def Leppard
Eat The Rich - Aerosmith
Escape - Journey
Stone In Love - Journey
Speak - Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
Atomic Punk - Van Halen
On Fire - Van Halen
I'm The One - Van Halen
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
DOA - Van Halen
Somebody Get Me A Doctor - Van Halen
Romeo Delight - Van Halen
Loss Of Control - Van Halen
Mean Street - Van Halen
Hear About It Later - Van Halen
Unchained - Van Halen
Hang 'Em High - Van Halen
Panama - Van Halen
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
Summer Nights - Van Halen
5150 - Van Halen
As Is - Van Halen
Top Of The World - Van Halen
Detroit Rock City - KISS
Deuce - KISS
Unholy - KISS
Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Too Young To Fall In Love - Motley Crue
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue
Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Saints Of Los Angelas - Motley Crue
Fallen Angel - Poison
Look What The Cat Dragged In - Poison
You're In Love - Ratt
Lack Of Communication -Ratt
Lay It Down - Ratt
Way Cool Jr. - Ratt
Shame Shame Shame - Ratt
Down Boys - Warrant
Still Of The Night - Whitesnake
Good To Be Bad - Whitesnake
Neighbor - Ugly Kid Joe
Hungry - White Lion
Out With The Boys - White Lion
Soldiers Under Command - Stryper
Calling On You - Stryper
Cold Blood - Kix
Decadence Dance - Extreme
Lil' Jack Horny - Extreme
He-Man Woman hater - Extreme
Mr. Brownstone - GnR
Slave To The Grind - Skid ROw
Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Hot Blooded - Foreigner
Rock & Roll Band - Boston
Barracuda - Heart
Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
Ogre Battle - Queen
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Hammer To Fall - Queen
Naughty Naughty - Danger Danger
Tooth And Nail - Dokken
Kiss Of Death - Dokken
Hold Your Fire - FireHouse
Deathwish - Blessed By A Broken Heart
Poison - Alice Cooper
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
There For You - H.e.a.t
So Happy I Could Die - Reckless Love
Riot In Everyone - Crashdiet
In The Raw - Crashdiet
Down With The Dust - Crashdiet
Scream Of Anger - Europe
Ninja - Europe
Start From The Dark - Europe
America - Europe
I Don't Know - Ozzy Osbourne
Over The Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne
Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
Tattooed Dancer - Ozzy Osbourne
I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osbourne
Power Of The Night - Savatage
Hall Of The Mountain King - Savatage
Listen To Your Heart - TNT
Comin' Atcha Live - Tesla
Drag Me Down - Trixter
Forever Free - Stratovarius
Valley Of The Damned - DragonForce
Halloween - Helloween
I Want Out - Helloween
The Wanderer - Elvenking
Crazy Nights - Loudness
Electric Eye - Judas Priest
Painkiller - Judas Priest
You Can't Stop Rock & Roll - Twisted Sister
Strength In Numbers - Tyketto
Aces High - Iron Maiden
The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
Big City Nights - Scorpions
Fire Women - The Cult
Bang Go The Bells - Babylon A.D.
Walls Come Down - Every Mother's Nightmare
The Anomaly - Scar Symmetry
Beautiful Death - Wintersun
Twilight Of The Thunder God - Amon Amarth
King Of Rock And Roll - Dio
Master Of Puppets - Metallica
Enter Sandman - Metallica
There's Only Way To Rock - Sammy Hagar

Yea, I went way overload, especially on Van Halen, but hey Eddie is my number 1 inspiration for guitar playing.
8/16 - Motley Crue/Alice Cooper
9/27 - Styx
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:10 PM
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Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:46 PM
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Napalm Death - You Suffer
4/3 - Hemdale / Shit Life / Girth
5/2 - Ogrefest
5/8 - Master / Solstice ?
5/19 - Primitive Man / GutRot ?
5/21-24 - MDF
6/17 - SOAD / Melvins
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by smearCampaign View Post
Napalm Death - You Suffer
8/31 - Sleep
10/19 - D.R.I
11/10 - Judas Priest
11/14 - Slayer
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:00 PM
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unless you wrote those all down from memory I kind of doubt all of those are favorites.
4/25 Whirr/Wild Moth
10/10-11 California Deathfest

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TheWildAndTheYoung View Post

Enter Sandman - Metallica
You really need to listen to more Metallica. It's not a bad riff but it doesn't have shit on most of the riffs from their first four albums. It's not even the best riff on the black album.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:09 PM
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How do you of all people not have Passion & The Opera on your list?
You know its true, bunny rabbits we have got lovely little fluffy bottoms. We do. That's why people often mistake us for Danny Devito.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:30 PM
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So many riffs, so many riffs.

To start I'll say anything off Slaughter or the Soul. Specifically Blinded by Fear and the title track. But the whole album is great riff after great riff.
04/03 -- Harms Way
05/09 -- Faith No More
05/16 -- Sons of OTIS
06/20 -- Bolt Thrower
07/06 -- U2
08/22 -- Motley Crue
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by adamclark52 View Post
So many riffs, so many riffs.
This. It's impossible (and pointless) to go through the hundreds of riffs that would qualify.

With that said, there is only one truly correct answer: Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath. That opening riff is pure evil.
4/24 - Skull Fist
5/3 - Dragonforce
5/16 - Cauldron
6/20 - Bolt Thrower
7/30-8/1 - Wacken Open Air
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:18 PM
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Entombed - Wolverine Blues
2/19 - 1349
2/26 - Nappy Dappy
3/8 - Title Fight
3/17 - New Found Glory
4/7 - Weedeater
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