So you've seen the top 10, but Total Guitar's latest issue is a Monster Riffs special, and the British mag definitely didn't stop there. Writes the mag, "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." And showcasing what fans came up with, the magazine has just posted the full 50 Greatest Riffs of The Decade.
Featuring Roadrunner artists Billy Talent, Biffy Clyro, Stone Sour, Opeth and Megadeth, as well as our Top 10 recipients Machine Head and Dream Theater, go RIGHT HERE to see the full rundown. For a more detailed look at the riffs featured on the list, be sure to check out Total Guitar issue 207 (on sale 1 October - 29 October). Hear some of the great riffs named in the players below.