“I hope I’m not being arrogant by picking one of my own solos - I certainly don’t put myself in the same league of all these other guitarists on the list. But I do love this solo a lot.
“There’s two solos spots on this track: Viv Campbell does the first, and I do the second. Mine actually starts at 4:36 - I wrote it down! [laughs] What can I say? I really like my vibrato, my choice of notes, my tone - all that good stuff. Plus, I do some cool Eddie Van Halen-type shredding, without being self-indulgent. There’s solos I’ve played that have gotten more attention, but I quite like this one.”
Listen: Def Leppard - Paper Sun (second solo by Phil Collen)