The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade

8th Oct 2010 | 11:10

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
AFI – Girl's Not Grey

AFI – Girl's Not Grey


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Weezer – Hash Pipe

Weezer – Hash Pipe


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The Black Keys – Grown So Ugly

The Black Keys – Grown So Ugly


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Kasabian – Underdog

Kasabian – Underdog


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff

Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B.

System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B.


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Billy Talent – Devil In A Midnight Mass

Billy Talent – Devil In A Midnight Mass


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Biffy Clyro – Bubbles

Biffy Clyro – Bubbles


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Elbow – Grounds For Divorce

Elbow – Grounds For Divorce

Want to know more about the 'Grounds For Divorce' riff? So did we. Read our Elbow interview


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Alter Bridge – Ties That Bind

Alter Bridge – Ties That Bind


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Alice In Chains – Check My Brain

Alice In Chains – Check My Brain


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Rage Against The Machine – Renegades Of Funk

Rage Against The Machine – Renegades Of Funk

Pick up TG207 for a riff-writing masterclass with the innovative guitarist and check out our online Tom Morello interview to find out how the Rage man draws influence from race horses, boxers and, err, hippos.


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Stone Sour – 30/30-150

Stone Sour – 30/30-150


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Green Day – American Idiot

Green Day – American Idiot


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Razorlight – In The Morning

Razorlight – In The Morning


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Metallica – The Day That Never Comes

Metallica – The Day That Never Comes


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With The Night

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With The Night


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Megadeth – Head Crusher

Megadeth – Head Crusher

Find out about another one of Dave Mustaine's famous riffs, 'Hangar 18', in our Megadeth interview


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Tool – Schism

Tool – Schism


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Pantera – Revolution Is My Name

Pantera – Revolution Is My Name


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches

Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Audioslave – Cochise

Audioslave – Cochise

Pick up TG207 for a riff-writing masterclass with the innovative guitarist and check out our online Tom Morello interview to find out how the Rage man draws influence from race horses, boxers and, err, hippos.


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Bullet For My Valentine – Waking The Demon

Bullet For My Valentine – Waking The Demon


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Milk Lizard

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Milk Lizard


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
AC/DC – Black Ice

AC/DC – Black Ice


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Clutch – 50,000 Unstoppable Watts

Clutch – 50,000 Unstoppable Watts


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Slash – By The Sword

Slash – By The Sword


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Metallica – That Was Just Your Life

Metallica – That Was Just Your Life


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Opeth – The Grand Conjuration

Opeth – The Grand Conjuration

Check out our Opeth video exclusive and 'first look' at the PRS SE Mikael Åkerfeldt


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Mastodon – Iron Tusk

Mastodon – Iron Tusk


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Them Crooked Vultures – Mind Eraser, No Chaser

Them Crooked Vultures – Mind Eraser, No Chaser


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The White Stripes – Hardest Button To Button

The White Stripes – Hardest Button To Button


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Deftones – Rocket Skates

Deftones – Rocket Skates

Check out our Deftones interview for guitarist Stef Carpenter's insights on 'Diamond Eyes'.


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can't Stop

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Cancer Bats – Lucifer's Rocking Chair

Cancer Bats – Lucifer’s Rocking Chair


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad Of John Henry

Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad Of John Henry


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Lamb Of God – Redneck

Lamb Of God – Redneck


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Avenged Sevenfold – Beast And The Harlot

Avenged Sevenfold – Beast And The Harlot


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The Killers – Mr Brightside

The Killers – Mr Brightside


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Machine Head – Halo

Machine Head – Halo


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows

Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Muse – Knights Of Cydonia

Muse – Knights Of Cydonia


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Dream Theater – The Dark Eternal Night

Dream Theater – The Dark Eternal Night


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife

Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Velvet Revolver – Slither

Velvet Revolver – Slither


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

The 50 Greatest Riffs Of The Decade
Muse – Plug In Baby

Muse – Plug In Baby


Total Guitar issue 207 is a Monster Riffs special. In an effort to put the final nail in the coffin of ‘Smoke On The Water’ and find a new set of classic riffs which we could spend our days eulogizing, TG asked you to vote for The Greatest Riffs Of The Decade. Anything post-1999 was valid, as long as it featured an identifiable guitar riff. Here’s what you came up with...

Check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October) for a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, including learn-to-plays, artist interviews and technical analysis. Not to mention a cover feature on 'The Human Riff' Keith Richards and a riff-writing masterclass with Tom Morello, Wes Borland, Razorlight and Cancer Bats.

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