Howard announced he had a list of a magazine's top guitar solos, and read the top five, which were:
5) Jimi Hendrix - "All Along the Watch Tower"
4) David Gilmour - "Comfortably Numb"
3) Allen Collins/Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - "Free Bird"
2) Eddie Van Halen - "Eruption"
1) Jimmy Page - "Stairway to Heaven"
After hearing the entries, Gary wanted to know where Eric Clapton's "Layla" fell on the list, but Howard told him he didn't want to spend the rest of the show on the topic. Howard told Gary, though, that he should arrange a special for Howard 100 that featured the top 30 songs and solos on the list, which Gary said he would.