OK first off I'm talking about mainstream pretty much
back in the 70s and eve 80 guitarist would play the dam guitar well and good
and the early 90s even
we had groups like Queen Eagles Fletwood Mac Bon Jovi who would make mainstream hits with solo guitar
now look linkin park limp dickshit Nickelback E\vansences Korn Slipknot (don't mind Amy's voice though) just plain old boring power chords
no solos you can't even here the guitars these days what happened to that dirty overdrive sound? now its just a mass of noise with treble up full pelt.with a slb of power chords.
even Metallica have gone SHIT sound
this is why mainstream is just so hard to listen too now (*Talking about rock mainstream)