Added on 23-Nov-2007
23rd November 2007, 9:00 WST
Brits have dubbed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury the greatest rock legend of all time in a new survey out today.
Elvis Presley narrowly missed out on the rock’n’roll crown coming in second, while Woodstock veteran Jimi Hendrix was hot on his heels in third place.
Other contenders include former Guns N’ Roses axeman Slash and Brit rockers Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
The research commissioned to coincide with the launch of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, also reveals the most memorable moment in rock history as Ozzy Osbourne biting off a bat’s head on stage.
Slash’s handiwork in Sweet Child O’ Mine ranked as the top guitar solo of all time.
Top guitar riff/intro went to The Dominoes and Eric Clapton who created the classic tune Layla.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a video game that allows players to strum along to rock hits.
Top 10 Greatest Rock Legends:
1. Freddie Mercury
2. Elvis Presley
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Ozzy Osborne
5. Jon Bon Jovi
8. Eric Clapton
9. Mick Jagger
10. David Bowie
Top 10 guitar Riffs/rock intro of all time:
1. Layla - Derek & the Dominoes/Eric Clapton
2. Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
3. Paradise City - Guns N’ Roses
4. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
6. Walk This Way - Aerosmith with Run DMC
7. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
8. All Right Now - Free
9. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
10. Sunshine of Your Love – Cream