Mon 15 February 2010, Financial Times

Jeff Beck/Eric Clapton, The O2, London

By Richard Clayton
Guitar gods: Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton The electric guitar solo is the ultimate baby-boomer art form: showy, self-indulgent and a strain on the patience of succeeding generations of pop fans. For many born after 1970 – excluding heavy metal’s acolytes, of course – it’s an invasive irrelevance or just plain silly.