Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Alan Cross has 38466 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

4 thoughts on “Are These Really the Best Guitar Riffs of All Time?

  • #1 is absolutely right but it’s missing a lot of things I would have considered… Cinnamon Girl… Honky Tonk Woman… Walk This Way… Message in a Bottle… Could you be loved… Pride (in the name of love)… Day Tripper… Rudy can’t fail… La grange… Iron Man and about six other Zeppelin songs off the top of my head.

  • Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love way down at 41? I don’t think so!

  • It’s not a terrible list, and the British bias is appreciated considering the source, but there’s lots of variety on there.

    Wanted to call out Cigarettes & Alcohol, and Unbelievable as inappropriate, but now that I listen again, they’re way better than I remembered heh.

    Fools Gold still gives me chills, but sadly reminds me of Martin Streek every time.


Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.