List of rock instrumentals

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The following is a list of rock instrumentals, including live performances and drum solos, organized primarily by artist name, then chronologically through the artist's discography.




Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.





  • "Personalities III. Tinnitus" (Today's Report, 1999)
  • "Relationships IV. Second Thought" (Imaginary Friends, 2001)
  • "Relationships VI. Gamophobia" (Imaginary Friends)
  • "Dance Of Mr. Gumble" (Last Epic, 2003)
  • "Intro" (Last Epic)
  • "Silent Screams" (Silence, 2006)


The Alan Parsons Project[edit]

  • "A Dream Within a Dream" (Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1976)
  • "The Fall of the House of Usher" (Tales of Mystery and Imagination)
    • "Prelude"
    • "Arrival"
    • "Intermezzo"
    • "Pavane"
    • "Fall"
  • "Genesis Ch.1. V.32" (I Robot, 1977)
  • "Total Eclipse" (I Robot)
  • "Nucleus" (I Robot)
  • "I Robot" (I Robot)
  • "Voyager" (Pyramid, 1978)
  • "In the Lap of the Gods" (Pyramid)
  • "Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" (Pyramid)
  • "Lucifer" (Eve, 1979)
  • "Secret Garden" (Eve)
  • "The Gold Bug" (The Turn of a Friendly Card, 1980)
  • "The Turn of a Friendly Card" (The Turn of a Friendly Card)
    • "The Ace of Swords"
  • "Sirius" (Eye in the Sky, 1982)
  • "Mammagamma" (Eye in the Sky)
  • "Pipeline" (Ammonia Avenue, 1984)
  • "Hawkeye" (Vulture Culture, 1984)
  • "Urbania" (Stereotomy, 1985)
  • "Where's the Walrus?" (Stereotomy)
  • "Chinese Whispers" (Stereotomy)
  • "Paseo de Gracia" (Gaudí, 1987)
  • "The Nirvana Principle" (Freudiana, 1990)
  • "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" (Freudiana)
  • "Freudiana" (Freudiana)
  • The Sicilian Defence (2014)

Alan Parsons[edit]

  • "Breakaway" (Try Anything Once, 1993)
  • "Jigue" (Try Anything Once)
  • "Dreamscape" (Try Anything Once)
  • "Re-Jigue" (Try Anything Once)
  • "Cloudbreak" (On Air, 1996)
  • "Apollo" (On Air)
  • "The Time Machine (Part 1)" (The Time Machine, 1999)
  • "Temporalia" (The Time Machine)
  • "Rubber Universe" (The Time Machine)
  • "Far Ago And Long Away" (The Time Machine)
  • "The Time Machine (Part 2)" (The Time Machine)
  • "Return To Tunguska" (A Valid Path, 2004)
  • "Mammagamma 04" (A Valid Path)
  • "Tijuaniac" (A Valid Path)
  • "L'Arc En Ciel" (A Valid Path)
  • "Chomolungma" (A Valid Path)

Alice in Chains[edit]


  • "Sacred Sands" (Allah-Las, 2012)

The Allman Brothers Band[edit]

The Allman Brothers Band with special guest Eric Clapton.

Alux Nahual[edit]

  • "Cola de Golondrina" (Alux Nahual, 1981)
  • "Passacaglia Maestosa" (Conquista, 1982)
  • "Bar-Rocko" (Conquista)
  • "Lejos de la Ciudad" (Hermanos de Sentimiento, 1983)

The Amboy Dukes[edit]

Amon Düül II[edit]

  • "She Came Through the Chimney" (Yeti, 1970)
  • "Cerberus" (Yeti)
  • "The Return of Rübezahl" (Yeti)
  • "Eye-Shaking King" (Yeti)
  • "Pale Gallery" (Yeti)
  • "Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation)" (Yeti)



And So I Watch You from Afar[edit]


  • "Chameleon Carnival" (Extension of the Wish, 2001)
  • "Morphing Into Nothing" (II=I (Two Is One), 2003)



Aphrodite's Child[edit]

  • "The Lamb" (666, 1972)
  • "The Wakening Beast" (666)
  • "The Marching Beast" (666)
  • "The Battle of the Locusts" (666)
  • "Tribulation" (666)
  • "The Wedding of the Lamb" (666)
  • "The Capture of the Beast" (666)


  • Plays Metallica by Four Cellos (1996)
  • Inquisition Symphony (1998)
  • Cult (2000) The Standard Vertion it's all instrumental and the Special Edition Disk 2 include: "Path Vol. 2" feat. Sandra Nasić and "Hope Vol. 2" feat. Matthias Sayer on vocals.
  • Reflections (2003) On The Revised, Russian Edition & 2005 US Reissue it's include: "Seemann (Rammstein Cover)" feat. Nina Hagen on vocals.
  • Apocalyptica (2005) Vocals: "Life Burns!" & "Bittersweet" feat. Lauri Ylönen; "En Vie" feat. Manu; On Special Edition Bonus Tracks: "How Far" & "Wie Weit" Marta Jandová.
  • Amplified // A Decade of Reinventing the Cello It consists the band's most notable covers and original songs on 2 CDs, one for the instrumentals tunes and the other for the tunes with vocals.
  • Worlds Collide (2003) Vocals: "I Don't Care" Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace; "I'm Not Jesus" Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Stone Sour; "S.O.S (Anything but Love)" Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, additionals backing vocals: Mats Levén of Therion, Krux; "Helden" Till Lindemann of Rammstein.
  • 7th Symphony (2003) Vocals: "End of Me" Gavin Rossdale of Bush; "Not Strong Enough (Album Version)" Brent Smith of Shinedown; "Not Strong Enough (US Single Version)" Doug Robb of Hoobastank; "Broken Pieces" Lacey Mosley of Flyleaf; "Bring Them to Light" Joe Duplantier of Gojira.
  • Wagner Reloaded-Live in Leipzig (2013)
  • "I-III-V Seed of Chaos" (Shadowmaker, 2015)
  • "Reign of Fear" (Shadowmaker)
  • "Riot Lights" (Shadowmaker)
  • "Till Death Do Us Part" (Shadowmaker)

Ars Nova[edit]

  • "Zarathustra" (Ars Nova, 1968)

Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and various artists[edit]


  • "The Mariner's Dream" (Archiva Vol. 1, 1996)
  • "Ginger" (Archiva Vol. 1)
  • "The Smoke That Thunders" (Archiva Vol. 2, 1996)
  • "Armenia" (Archiva Vol. 2)
  • Rare (2000)

The Associates[edit]

  • "An Even Whiter Car" (Fourth Drawer Down, 1981)
  • "Straw Towels" (Fourth Drawer Down)
  • " Kissed" (Fourth Drawer Down)
  • "Arrogance Gave Him Up" (Sulk, 1982)
  • "nothinginsomethingparticular" (Sulk)
  • "Grecian 2000" (Sulk)
  • "Perhaps (Instrumental)" (Perhaps, 1985)

At the Gates[edit]

Atomic Rooster[edit]

August Burns Red[edit]


Axel Rudi Pell[edit]

Axel Rudi Pell.


The B-52's[edit]

Babe Ruth[edit]

  • "King Kong" (First Base, 1972)
  • "We Are Holding On" (Amar Caballero, 1973)
  • "A Fistful Of Dollars" (Babe Ruth, 1975)
  • "Caught At The Plate" (Stealin' Home, 1975)

Bachman–Turner Overdrive[edit]


Syd Barrett[edit]

  • "Lanky (Part One)" (Opel, 1988)
  • "Golden Hair (Instrumental version)" (Opel)
  • "Rhamadan" (bonus track on Japanese reissue of The Madcap Laughs, 2015)


Note: There is a brief instrumental titled 'Outro' that was originally included on Bathory and several other albums and subsequently found on various re-issues of most of Bathory's back-catalogue. Not every version is identical, though all are very similar (for example, the original is 23 seconds long while the version found on Blood Fire Death is 58 seconds long).
  • "Storm of Damnation" (Bathory, 1984)

Baton Rouge[edit]

  • "The Midge" (Shake Your Soul, 1990)
  • "The Midge II" (Lights Out On The Playground, 1991)

Michael Angelo Batio[edit]

B. Bumble and the Stingers[edit]

The Beach Boys[edit]

The Beach Boys in 1964. From left: Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Brian Wilson and Mike Love (drummer Dennis Wilson not shown).

Beastie Boys[edit]

The Beatles[edit]

Jeff Beck[edit]

Most of Beck's recordings following the dissolution of The Jeff Beck Group are instrumentals.

Jason Becker[edit]

Bee Gees[edit]

The Beta Band[edit]

Big Ass Truck[edit]

  • "Dog Chases an Iguana Up a Tree and Barks at It All Night (Parts I & II)" (Kent, 1996)

Black Flag[edit]

  • "Long Lost Dog of It" (Family Man, 1984)
  • "I Won't Stick Any of You Unless and Until I Can Stick All of You!" (Family Man)
  • "Account for What?" (Family Man)
  • "The Pups Are Doggin' It" (Family Man)
  • The Process of Weeding Out EP (1985)

Black Label Society[edit]

Black Sabbath[edit]

Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath in 1973.
  • "Rat Salad" (Paranoid, 1970)
  • "Embryo" (Master of Reality, 1971)
  • "Orchid" (Master of Reality)
  • "FX" (Vol. 4, 1972)
  • "Laguna Sunrise" (Vol. 4)
  • "Fluff" (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1973)
  • "Don't Start (Too Late)" (Sabotage, 1975)
  • "Supertzar" (Sabotage)
  • "Breakout" (Never Say Die!, 1978)
  • "E5150" (Mob Rules, 1981)
  • "Stonehenge" (Born Again, 1983)
  • "The Dark" (Born Again)
  • "Sphinx (The Guardian)" (Seventh Star, 1986)
  • "Scarlet Pimpernel" (The Eternal Idol, 1987)
  • "The Gates of Hell" (Headless Cross, 1989)
  • "The Battle of Tyr" (Tyr, 1990)
  • Several intros/outros on early Black Sabbath albums were named separately, but not tracked separately on the album. These tracks are listed below:
    • "The Wasp" (intro to "Behind the Wall of Sleep", Black Sabbath, 1970)
    • "Bassically" (intro to "N.I.B.", Black Sabbath)
    • "A Bit of Finger" (intro to "Sleeping Village", Black Sabbath)
    • "Luke's Wall" (outro to "War Pigs", Paranoid)
    • "Jack the Stripper" (intro to "Fairies Wear Boots", Paranoid)
    • "The Elegy" (intro to "After Forever", Master of Reality)
    • "Haunting" (outro to "Children of the Grave", Master of Reality)
    • "Step Up" (intro to "Lord of This World", Master of Reality)
    • "Deathmask" (intro to "Into the Void", Master of Reality)
    • "The Straightener" (outro to "Wheels of Confusion", Vol. 4)
    • "Every Day Comes and Goes" (outro to "Under the Sun", Vol. 4)

Blackmore's Night[edit]

Blackmore's Night.

Blaqk Audio[edit]

Blood, Sweat & Tears[edit]

Blues Project[edit]



Tommy Bolin[edit]

  • "Homeward Strut" (Teaser, 1975)
  • "Marching Powder" (Teaser)

Bon Iver[edit]

Booker T. & the M.G.'s[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


The Bouncing Souls[edit]

David Bowie[edit]

David Bowie in 1978.

The Breeders[edit]

  • "Flipside" (Last Splash, 1993)
  • "S.O.S." (Last Splash)

Roy Buchanan[edit]


Buckethead performing in Seattle in 2008.
Most, if not all, of Buckethead's recordings are instrumentals.



  • "Walking Distance" (Love Bites, 1978)
  • "Late for the Train" (Love Bites)


Café Tacuba[edit]


JJ Cale[edit]

  • "Durango" (Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology, 1997)
  • "Midnight in Memphis" (Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology, 1997)



Camel in 2003.

Camper Van Beethoven[edit]

Jerry Cantrell[edit]

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band[edit]


Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine[edit]

Celtic Frost[edit]

Gustavo Cerati[edit]

  • "Torteval" (hidden track on Amor Amarillo, 1993)
  • "Y Si el Humo Está en Foco..." (Bocanada, 1999)
  • "Aquí y Ahora (Y Después)" (Bocanada)
  • "Balsa" (Bocanada)
  • +Bien (2001)

The Chantays[edit]

Cheap Trick[edit]

The Chemical Brothers[edit]


  • "Free Form Guitar" (The Chicago Transit Authority, 1969)
  • "Liberation" (The Chicago Transit Authority, 1969)
  • "Poem 58" (The Chicago Transit Authority, 1969)
  • "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: Anxiety's Moment" (Chicago, 1970)
  • "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: West Virginia Fantasies" (Chicago)
  • "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon: To Be Free" (Chicago)
  • "Memories of Love: Prelude" (Chicago)
  • "Memories of Love: A. M. Mourning" (Chicago)
  • "Memories of Love: P. M. Mourning" (Chicago)
  • "It Better End Soon: 2nd Movement" (Chicago)
  • "Travel Suite: Motorboat to Mars" (Chicago III, 1971)
  • "Travel Suite: Free Country" (Chicago III)
  • "Elegy: Canon" (Chicago III)
  • "Elegy: Once Upon a Time..." (Chicago III)
  • "Elegy: Progress?" (Chicago III)
  • "Elegy: The Approaching Storm" (Chicago III)
  • "Elegy: Man vs. Man: The End" (Chicago III)
  • "Prelude to Aire" (Chicago VII, 1974)
  • "Aire" (Chicago VII)
  • "Devil's Sweet" (Chicago VII)
  • "Italian from New York" (Chicago VII)
  • "Hanky Panky" (Chicago VII)
  • "Mongonucleosis" (Chicago VII)

Circus Maximus[edit]

Eric Clapton[edit]

Bruce Cockburn[edit]

  • "Ting/The Cauldron" (High Winds, White Sky, 1971)
  • "Sunwheel Dance" (Sunwheel Dance, 1972)
  • "Foxglove" (Night Vision, 1973)
  • "Islands in a Black Sky" (Night Vision)
  • "Lightstorm" (Night Vision)
  • "Salt, Sun and Time" (Salt, Sun and Time, 1974)
  • "Rouler sa Bosse ('To Knock About the World')" (Salt, Sun and Time)
  • "Seeds on the Wind" (Salt, Sun and Time)
  • "Skylarking" (Joy Will Find a Way, 1975)
  • "Music For a Lunar Eclipse" (B-side of "Burn", 1975)
  • "Water Into Wine" (In the Falling Dark, 1976)
  • "Giftbearer" (In the Falling Dark)
  • "The Pipes. The Pipes." (Circles in the Stream, 1977)
  • "Deer Dancing Round a Broken Mirror" (Circles in the Stream)
  • "Cader Idris" (Circles in the Stream)
  • "Red Ships Take Off in the Distance" (Further Adventures Of, 1978)
  • "Radio Shoes" (Inner City Front, 1981)
  • "Actions Speak Louder" (Nothing but a Burning Light, 1991)
  • "When It's Gone, It's Gone" (Nothing but a Burning Light)
  • "Joy to the World" (Christmas, 1993)
  • "Train in the Rain" (Dart to the Heart, 1994)
  • "Sunrise on the Mississippi" (Dart to the Heart)
  • "Mistress of Storms" (The Charity of Night, 1996)
  • "Down to the Delta" (Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu, 1999)
  • "Deep Lake" (Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu)
  • "Untitled Guitar" (bonus track on In the Falling Dark reissue, 2002)
  • "Mountain Call" (bonus track on Further Adventures Of reissue, 2002)
  • "Cala Luna" (bonus track on The Trouble with Normal reissue, 2002)
  • "Rise and Fall" (bonus track on Japanese release of Speechless, 2005)
  • "Jerusalem Poker" (Life Short Call Now, 2006)
  • "Nude Descending a Staircase" (Life Short Call Now)
  • "Bohemian 3-Step" (Small Source of Comfort, 2011)
  • "Lois on the Autobahn" (Small Source of Comfort)
  • "Comets of Kandahar" (Small Source of Comfort)

Cocteau Twins[edit]


Phil Collins[edit]

Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains[edit]

  • "Elephant Ghost" (The Big Eyeball in the Sky, 2004)
  • "Scott Taylor" (The Big Eyeball in the Sky)
  • "Jackalope" (The Big Eyeball in the Sky)


Alice Cooper[edit]


  • "Steve's Hornpipe" (B-side on US release of "Low", 1994)



  • "Spinning Toe-Hold" (Pure Electric Soul, 1977)
  • "Spinning Toe-Hold No. 2" (B-side of single, 1977, later included on Super Rock in the Highest Voltage, 1978)

Creedence Clearwater Revival[edit]

  • "Susie Q. (Part 2)" (B-side of single, 1968, excerpted from longer album track which contained vocals)
  • "Poorboy Shuffle" (Willy and the Poor Boys, 1969)
  • "Side o' the Road" (Willy and the Poor Boys)
  • "Rude Awakening #2" (Pendulum, 1970)
  • "Crazy Otto" (bonus track on 40th Anniversary Edition reissue of Bayou Country, 2008)
  • "Broken Spoke Shuffle" (bonus track on 40th Anniversary Edition reissue of Green River, 2008)
  • "Glory Be" (bonus track on 40th Anniversary Edition of Green River)

The Cure[edit]

  • "A Reflection" (Seventeen Seconds, 1980)
  • "The Final Sound" (Seventeen Seconds)
  • "Carnage Visors" (cassette versions of Faith, 1981)


Danger Danger[edit]

Dark Tranquillity[edit]

  • "Mine is the Grandeur..." (The Gallery, 1995)
  • "The Mind's Eye" (The Mind's I, 1997)
  • "Ex Nihilo" (Damage Done, 2002)
  • "Silence in the House of Tongues" (Fiction expanded edition, 2007)
  • "Winter Triangle" (Fiction expanded edition)


  • "Relief in Disguise" (Japanese bonus track on Rusted Angel, 1999)

Dave Matthews Band[edit]

Death Angel[edit]

Deep Blue Something[edit]

  • "Gammer Gerten's Needle" (Home, 1994)

Deep Purple[edit]

Def Leppard[edit]

  • "Switch 625" (High 'n' Dry, 1981)
  • "Disintegrate" (Euphoria, 1999)
  • "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" (unreleased track)

Derek and the Dominos[edit]

  • "Jam I" (The Layla Sessions, 1990)
  • "Jam II" (The Layla Sessions)
  • "Jam III" (The Layla Sessions)
  • "Jam IV" (The Layla Sessions)
  • "Jam V" (The Layla Sessions)
  • "Tell the Truth (Jam No. 1)" (The Layla Sessions)
  • "(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too" (The Layla Sessions)

The Derek Trucks Band[edit]

Most of the band's early recordings, prior to their introduction of vocalist Mike Mattison, are instrumentals. Many of these recordings also veer strongly towards jazz fusion with rock elements.


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


  • "Flyin' Fantasy" (Change Direction, 1997)
  • "Trapped..." (Frame, 2009)

Diabolical Masquerade[edit]

Dick Dale[edit]

Most, if not all, of Dale's recordings are instrumentals.

Dick Diver[edit]

  • "Resist" (Melbourne, Florida, 2015)


  • "Magica Theme" (Magica, 2000)
  • "Annica" (Japanese bonus track on Magica)

Dire Straits[edit]

  • "Going Home - Theme from 'Local Hero'" (Alchemy, 1984)

Dixie Dregs[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.



  • "Firesuite" (Lost Souls, 2000)
  • "Reprise" (Lost Souls)
  • "Where We're Calling From" (The Last Broadcast, 2002)
  • "Darker" (Lost Sides, 2003)
  • "Meet Me at the Pier" (Lost Sides)
  • "Crunch" (Lost Sides)
  • "Zither" (Lost Sides)

Dream Theater[edit]

Dream Theater performing in Brazil in 2008. Vocalist James LaBrie roams the stage while his bandmates perform an instrumental passage.


  • "Brushstroke: New Heart Shadow" (El Cielo, 2002)


  • "Det Du Tänker Idag är Du i Morgon" (Ta Det Lugnt, 2004)
  • "Lejonet & Kulan" (Ta Det Lugnt)
  • "Om Du Vore en Vakthund" (Ta Det Lugnt)
  • "Målerås Finest" (4, 2008)
  • "Samtidigt 1" (4)
  • "Fredag" (4)
  • "Samtidigt 1" (4)
  • "Bandhagen" (4)

Duran Duran[edit]

The Durutti Column[edit]

Most of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Bob Dylan[edit]

  • "Nashville Skyline Rag" (Nashville Skyline, 1969)
  • "Main Title Theme (Billy)" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, 1973)
  • "Cantina Theme (Workin' for the Law)" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid)
  • "Bunkhouse Theme" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid)
  • "River Theme" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid)
  • "Turkey Chase" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid)
  • "Final Theme" (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid)




Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

The Edgar Winter Group[edit]


Electric Light Orchestra[edit]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer[edit]

  • "The Barbarian" (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970)
  • "The Three Fates" (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • "Tank" (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
  • "Infinite Space (Conclusion)" (Tarkus, 1971)
  • "Promenade (I)" (Pictures at an Exhibition, 1971)
  • "The Gnome" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "The Old Castle" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "Blues Variation" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "Promenade (III)" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "The Hut of Baba Yaga" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "The Curse of Baba Yaga" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "The Hut of Baba Yaga (Part 2)" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "Nut Rocker" (Pictures at an Exhibition)
  • "Hoedown" (Trilogy, 1972)
  • "Fugue" (Trilogy)
  • "Abaddon's Bolero" (Trilogy)
  • "Karn Evil 9: Second Impression" (Brain Salad Surgery, 1973)
  • "Toccata" (Brain Salad Surgery)
  • "Fanfare for the Common Man" (Works Volume 1, 1977)
  • "The Enemy God Dances with the Black Spirits" (Works Volume 1)
  • "L.A. Nights" (Works Volume 1)
  • "New Orleans" (Works Volume 1)
  • "Two-part Invention in D Minor" (Works Volume 1)
  • "Food For Your Soul" (Works Volume 1)
  • "Piano Concerto No.1" (Works Volume 1)
  • "When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine" (Works Volume 2, 1977)
  • "Canario" (Love Beach, 1978)
  • "Peter Gunn" (Emerson, Lake and Palmer In Concert, 1979)
  • "Romeo and Juliet" (Black Moon, 1992)
  • "Changing States" (Black Moon, 1992)
  • "Close To Home" (Black Moon, 1992)
  • "A Blade Of Grass" (Black Moon, 1992)



  • "Heiderauche" (Sagas, 2008)
  • "Mana" (Sagas)
  • "Kurzes Epos" (Rekreatur, 2010)
  • "Aufbruch" (Erdentempel, 2014)
  • Disc 2 of the Limited Edition of Erdentempel is all instrumental





Explosions in the Sky[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


The Fabulous Thunderbirds[edit]


  • "Segue 1" (Fantastic Planet, 1996)
  • "Segue 2" (Fantastic Planet)
  • "Segue 3" (Fantastic Planet)

Faith No More[edit]

Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens[edit]


Fates Warning[edit]

Fear Factory[edit]


Five Finger Death Punch[edit]

The Flaming Lips[edit]

Fleetwood Mac[edit]

  • "Evenin' Boogie" (Mr. Wonderful, 1968)
  • "Albatross"/"Jigsaw Puzzle Blues" (1969, included on UK release The Pious Bird of Good Omen/US release English Rose)
  • "Oh Well Part 2" (B-side of single, 1969, included on US reissue of Then Play On)
  • "My Dream" (all of Then Play On editions, excluding the US reissue, where it was dropped in favor of "Oh Well", 1969)
  • "Underway" (all of Then Play On editions, 1969)
  • "Searching For Madge"/"Fighting For Madge" (all of Then Play On editions, 1969)
  • "World in Harmony" (B-side of "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)", 1970)
  • "Blues in B Flat Minor" (The Vaudeville Years, 1998; previously unreleased instrumental which became vocal track "Before The Beginning", included on Then Play On)
  • "Earl Grey" (Kiln House, the early version is known as "Farewell", 1970)
  • "What A Shame" (Future Games, was written to fulfill the requested 8-song minimum for the album, 1971)
  • "Sunny Side of Heaven" (Bare Trees, 1972)
  • "Book of Miracles" (B-side of "Seven Wonders" single, 1987)

A Flock of Seagulls[edit]

Flower Travellin' Band[edit]

  • "Satori, Pt. 3" (Satori, 1971)


  • "Focus" (instrumental version) (Focus Plays Focus, 1970; there was also a vocal version of the same song on this album)
  • "House of the King" (US and German releases of Focus Plays Focus)
  • "Hocus Pocus" (Focus II, 1971)
  • "Le Clochard" (Focus II)
  • "Eruption" (Focus II)
  • "Sylvia" (Focus 3, 1972)

Foo Fighters[edit]


Lita Ford[edit]

Les Fradkin[edit]

  • "Lift Off" (One Link Between Them, 2008)
  • "Orbiter" (One Link Between Them)
  • "Canon in D" (Baroque Rocks!, 2009)
  • "Vivaldi's Summer" (Baroque Rocks!)
  • "Presto Variationi" (Suite for Ztar and Orchestra in G Minor, 2013')


  • "Obertura" (Avenida Larco, 1980)
  • "Lizzy" (Avenida Larco)
  • "Huarmi" (Serranio, 1989)
  • "Cholita Linda (Vituchi)" (Cuento Real, 1992)
  • "Ceja de Selva" (Cuento Real)

Peter Frampton[edit]

Ace Frehley[edit]

Marty Friedman[edit]

Robert Fripp[edit]

Fripp has recorded a number of mostly instrumental works, particularly with Brian Eno and David Sylvian, which are typically regarded as ambient and new-age music.

  • "Preface" (Exposure, 1979)
  • "Breathless" (Exposure)
  • "NY3" (Exposure)
  • "Hååden Two" (Exposure)





Peter Gabriel[edit]

Galaxie 500[edit]

  • "Instrumental" (Today, 1988)

Charly García[edit]

  • "Pubis Angelical" (1982)


Genesis performing "Los Endos" in 2007.
Chester Thompson and Phil Collins performing a drum duet.

Gentle Giant[edit]

Paul Gilbert[edit]

Paul Gilbert.


David Gilmour[edit]

  • "Mihalis" (David Gilmour, 1978)
  • "Raise My Rent" (David Gilmour)
  • "Deafinitely" (David Gilmour)
  • "Let's Get Metaphysical" (About Face, 1984)
  • "Castellorizon" (On an Island, 2006)
  • "Red Sky at Night" (On an Island)
  • "Then I Close My Eyes" (On an Island)
  • "5 A.M." (Rattle That Lock, 2015)
  • "Beauty" (Rattle That Lock)
  • "And Then..." (Rattle That Lock)

Gary Glitter[edit]

God Is an Astronaut[edit]


Good Rats[edit]

  • "Klash-Ka-Bob" (Tasty, 1974)

Gov't Mule[edit]

The original lineup of Gov't Mule (shown here performing an acoustic set) regularly performed and recorded instrumentals.


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Grand Funk Railroad[edit]


Grateful Dead[edit]

Green Day[edit]

The Guess Who[edit]


Daryl Hall[edit]

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds[edit]

Jan Hammer[edit]



Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


Jet Harris and Tony Meehan[edit]

George Harrison[edit]

Haste the Day[edit]

The Haunted[edit]






Jimi Hendrix[edit]

Jimi Hendrix

Héroes del Silencio[edit]

Gary Hoey[edit]

Most of Hoey's recordings are instrumentals.

Allan Holdsworth[edit]

  • "Three Sheets to the Wind" (Road Games EP, 1983)
  • "Water on the Brain Pt. II" (Road Games)
  • "Tokyo Dream" (Road Games)

Nicky Hopkins[edit]

The Housemartins[edit]

Huey Lewis and the News[edit]

  • "Small World Pt. 2" (Small World, 1988)
  • "Slammin'" (Small World)

The Human League[edit]

  • "Get Carter" (Dare, 1981)

The Huntingtons[edit]


In Flames[edit]

In Flames.
  • "Dreamscape" (Lunar Strain, 1994)
  • "Hårgalåten" (Lunar Strain)
  • "Timeless" (Subterranean EP, 1995)
  • "The Jester's Dance" (The Jester Race, 1996)
  • "Wayfaerer" (The Jester Race)
  • "Dialogue With the Stars" (Whoracle, 1997)
  • "Pallar Anders Visa" (Colony, 1999)
  • "Man Made God" (bonus track on Colony reissue, 2004)



Iron Maiden[edit]

  • "Transylvania" (Iron Maiden, 1980)
  • "The Ides of March" (Killers, 1981)
  • "Genghis Khan" (Killers)
  • "Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" (Powerslave, 1984)

It's a Beautiful Day[edit]


The J. Geils Band[edit]

Jacobs Dream[edit]

James Gang[edit]

The Jam[edit]


Jazz Is Dead[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

The Jeff Healey Band[edit]

Jefferson Airplane[edit]

Jethro Tull[edit]

  • "Cat's Squirrel" (This Was, 1968)
  • "Dharma for One" (This Was)
  • "Serenade to a Cuckoo" (This Was)
  • "Bourée" (Stand Up, 1969)
  • "For Later" (Life Is a Long Song EP, 1971/Living in the Past, 1972)
  • "By Kind Permission Of" (Living in the Past)
  • "Warm Sporran" (Stormwatch, 1979)
  • "Elegy" (Stormwatch)
  • "The Pine Marten's Jig" (A, 1980)
  • "Pan Dance" (20 Years of Jethro Tull box set, 1988)

Billy Joel[edit]

John Butler Trio[edit]

John Dummer Band[edit]

  • "Nine By Nine" (1970)

Elton John[edit]

Eric Johnson[edit]

  • "Zap" (Tones, 1986)
  • "Ah Via Musicom" (Ah Via Musicom, 1990)
  • "Cliffs of Dover" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "Steve's Boogie" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "Trademark" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "Song for George" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "Righteous" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "East Wes" (Ah Via Musicom)
  • "S.R.V." (Venus Isle, 1996)
  • "Pavilion" (Venus Isle)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion[edit]

Janis Joplin[edit]

  • "Buried Alive in the Blues" (Pearl, 1971)

Bradley Joseph[edit]


  • "Kohoutek" (Journey, 1975)
  • "Topaz" (Journey)
  • "Nickel and Dime" (Next, 1977)
  • "Majestic" (Evolution, 1979)
  • "Departure" (Departure, 1980)
  • "Snow Theme" (Dream, After Dream, 1980)
  • "A Few Coins" (Dream, After Dream)
  • "Moon Theme" (Dream, After Dream)
  • "When the Love Has Gone" (Dream, After Dream)
  • "Festival Dance" (Dream, After Dream)
  • "The Rape" (Dream, After Dream)
  • "1990s Theme" (soundtrack to Tron, 1982)
  • "Cookie Duster" (Time3 box set, 1992)
  • "Into Your Arms" (Time3)
  • "With a Tear" (Time3)
  • "The Journey (Revelation)" (Revelation, 2008)
  • "Venus" (Eclipse, 2011)

Judas Priest[edit]






  • "Scarabs" (Themata, 2005)
  • "Aum" (Asymmetry, 2013)
  • "Asymmetry" (Asymmetry)
  • "Amusia" (Asymmetry)




  • Ampday (2000)

King Crimson[edit]

King James[edit]


Mark Knopfler[edit]

  • "Wild Theme" (soundtrack to Local Hero, 1983)
  • "The Mist Covered Mountains" (Local Hero)
  • "Smooching' (Local Hero)
  • "Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero" (Local Hero)
  • "Irish Love" (soundtrack to Cal, 1984)
  • "The Long Road" (Cal)


  • "Molten Universe" (Blues for the Red Sun, 1992)
  • "Apothecaries' Weight" (Blues for the Red Sun)
  • "Caterpillar March" (Blues for the Red Sun)
  • "800" (Blues for the Red Sun)
  • "Capsized" (Blues for the Red Sun)
  • "Asteroid" (Welcome to Sky Valley, 1994)
  • "Thee Ol' Boozeroony" (...And the Circus Leaves Town, 1995)
  • "Jumbo Blimp Jumbo" (...And the Circus Leaves Town)


L.A. Guns[edit]

Lacuna Coil[edit]

Laika & the Cosmonauts[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Lamb of God[edit]

Led Zeppelin[edit]

John Lennon[edit]

Level 42[edit]

  • "Sandstorm" (The Early Tapes, 1980)
  • "Theme to Margaret" (The Early Tapes)
  • "Woman" (The Early Tapes)
  • "Mr. Pink" (The Early Tapes)
  • "88" (The Early Tapes)
  • "43" (Level 42, 1981)
  • "Heathrow" (Level 42)
  • "Dune Tune" (Level 42)
  • "Forty-Two" (Level 42)
  • "Breezer One" (Level 42)
  • "Foundation & Empire" (Level 42)
  • "The Pursuit of Accidents" (The Pursuit of Accidents, 1982)
  • "Shapeshifter" (The Pursuit of Accidents)
  • "The Return of the Handsome Rugged Man" (The Pursuit of Accidents)
  • "Gresham Blues" (Staring at the Sun, 1988)

Tony Levin[edit]

Most of Levin's solo recordings are instrumentals. Notable exceptions are "L'Abito della Sposa" from Double Espresso (2002), most of Resonator (2006) and some of its followup, Stick Man (2007).

Linkin Park[edit]

Linkin Park.

Liquid Tension Experiment[edit]

Little Feat[edit]

Los Lobos[edit]


The Lovin' Spoonful[edit]

Nick Lowe[edit]

  • "Shake That Rat" (Bowi EP, 1977)

Luca Turilli[edit]

  • "Zaephyr Skies' Theme" (Prophet of the Last Eclipse, 2002)
  • "Caprice in A Minor" (bonus track on Prophet of the Last Eclipse)
  • "Autumn's Last Whisper" (bonus track on Prophet of the Last Eclipse)

Steve Lukather[edit]

  • "Party in Simon's Pants" (Candyman, 1994)
  • "Froth" (Candyman)
  • "Song for Jeff" (Candyman)
  • "The Pump" (Luke, 1997)

George Lynch[edit]


Machine Head[edit]

Lonnie Mack[edit]


The Mad's[edit]

  • "Tumor Bossa" (Molesto, 2013)
  • "Why Not Blues?" (Bonus track on 1969 en Concierto, 2015)

Yngwie Malmsteen[edit]

Yngwie Malmsteen.
  • "Black Star" (Rising Force, 1984)
  • "Far Beyond the Sun" (Rising Force)
  • "Evil Eye" (Rising Force)
  • "Icarus' Dream Suite Op. 4" (Rising Force)
  • "Little Savage" (Rising Force)
  • "Farewell" (Rising Force)
  • "Overture 1383" (Marching Out, 1985)
  • "Marching Out" (Marching Out)
  • "Crying" (Trilogy, 1986)
  • "Trilogy Suite Op. 5" (Trilogy)
  • "Bite the Bullet" (Odyssey, 1988)
  • "Krakatau" (Odyssey)
  • "Eclipse" (Eclipse, 1990)
  • "Perpetual" (Fire and Ice, 1992)
  • "Leviathan" (Fire and Ice)
  • "Brothers" (The Seventh Sign, 1994)
  • "Power and Glory" (I Can't Wait EP, 1994)
  • "Overture 1622" (Magnum Opus, 1995)
  • "Amberdawn" (Magnum Opus)
  • "Air on a Theme " (Facing the Animal, 1997)
  • Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra (1998)
  • "Blitzkrieg" (Alchemy, 1999)
  • "Blue" (Alchemy)
  • "Asylum" (Alchemy)
  • "Molto Arpeggiosa" (War to End All Wars, 2000)
  • "Preludium" (War to End All Wars)
  • "Instrumental Institution" (War to End All Wars)
  • "Baroque 'n Roll" (Attack!!, 2002)
  • "Fuguetta" (Unleash the Fury, 2005)
  • "Guardian Angel" (Unleash the Fury)
  • "Magic and Mayhem" (Unleash the Fury)
  • "Caprici di Diablo" (Perpetual Flame, 2008)
  • "Lament" (Perpetual Flame)
  • "Heavy Heart" (Perpetual Flame)
  • Angels of Love (2009)
  • "Overture" (Relentless, 2010)
  • "Shot Across the Bow" (Relentless)
  • "Relentless" (Relentless)
  • "Knight of the Vasa Order" (Relentless)
  • "Into Valhalla" (Relentless)
  • "Adagio B Flat Minor Variation" (Relentless)
  • "Cross to Bear" (Relentless)
  • "Arpeggios from Hell" (Relentless)
  • Spellbound (2012) except for "Repent", "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie", "Poisoned Minds"


Manfred Mann's Earth Band[edit]


Man Raze[edit]

The Marshall Tucker Band[edit]

Hank Marvin[edit]

  • Hank Marvin (1969)
  • Hank Marvin Guitar Syndicate (1977)
  • "All Alone With Friends" (All Alone With Friends, 1983)
  • Into the Light (1992)
  • Heartbeat (1993)
  • Hank Plays Cliff (1995)
  • Hank Plays Holly (1996)
  • Guitar Player (2002)
  • Guitar Man (2007)

Tak Matsumoto[edit]

May Blitz[edit]

John Mayall (& the Bluesbreakers)[edit]

McAuley Schenker Group[edit]

Paul McCartney (and Wings)[edit]

Meat Puppets[edit]

  • "Aurora Borealis" (Meat Puppets II, 1984)
  • "I'm a Mindless Idiot" (Meat Puppets II)


Mercyful Fate[edit]


Metal Church[edit]


Michael Schenker Group[edit]


Most, if not all, of Mogwai's recordings are instrumentals.


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


Gary Moore[edit]

Vinnie Moore[edit]

Most, if not all, of Moore's recordings are instrumentals.


  • "Dawna" (Cure for Pain, 1993)
  • "Miles Davis' Funeral" (Cure for Pain)
  • "Bo's Veranda" (Get Shorty OST)

Van Morrison[edit]

Mötley Crüe[edit]


Moody Blues[edit]



  • "Minimum" (B-side of "Muscle Museum", 1999)
  • "Nishe" (B-side of "Unintended", 2000)
  • "Bedroom Acoustics" (B-side of "Plug In Baby", 2001)
  • "Piano Thing" (B-side of "New Born", 2001)
  • "The Gallery" (B-side of "Bliss", 2001)
  • "Intro" (Absolution, 2003)
  • "Interlude" (Absolution, 2003)
  • "Man Of Mystery" (The Supermassive Selection, 2007)
  • "Popcorn" (B-side to "Resistance", 2009)
  • "Prelude" (The 2nd Law, 2012)
  • "The 2nd Law - Isolated System" (The 2nd Law)
  • The following tracks as originally recorded featured vocals, but were mostly performed live as instrumentals:
    • "Forced In" (B-side of "Uno", 1999)
    • "Execution Commentary" (B-side of "Plug In Baby")
  • The following tracks are live bass/drum jams, normally referred to as "Drum & Bass" on the band's setlists:
    • "Helsinki Jam"
    • "MK Jam"
    • "Osaka Jam"
    • " Monty Jam"
    • " Munich Jam"





Neutral Milk Hotel[edit]

  • "Marching Theme" (On Avery Island, 1996)
  • "Avery Island/April 1st" (On Avery Island)
  • "Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye" (On Avery Island)
  • "The Fool" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, 1998)
  • "Untitled" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

The Nice[edit]


Nine Inch Nails[edit]

Nine Inch Nails.
  • "You Know Who You Are" (Head Like A Hole, 1990)
  • "Pinion" (Broken EP, 1992)
  • "Help Me I Am In Hell" (Broken)
  • "A Violet Fluid" (March Of The Pigs, 1994)
  • "A Warm Place" (The Downward Spiral, 1994)
  • "March of the Fuckheads" (Closer to God, 1994)
  • "At The Heart Of It All" (Further Down the Spiral, 1995)
  • "The Beauty of Being Numb" (Further Down the Spiral)
  • "Erased, Over, Out" (Further Down the Spiral)
  • Quake (soundtrack for video game, 1996)
  • "The Frail" (The Fragile, 1999)
  • "Just Like You Imagined" (The Fragile)
  • "Pilgrimage" (The Fragile)
  • "La Mer" (The Fragile)
  • "The Mark Has Been Made" (The Fragile)
  • "Complication" (The Fragile)
  • "Ripe (With Decay)" (The Fragile)
  • "Adrift and at Peace" (Still, 2002)
  • "Gone, Still" (Still)
  • "The Persistence Of Loss" (Still)
  • "Leaving Hope" (Still)
  • "Hyperpower!" (Year Zero, 2007)
  • "Another Version Of The Truth" (Year Zero)
  • Ghosts I–IV (2008)
  • "999,999" (The Slip, 2008)
  • "Corona Radiata" (The Slip)
  • "The Four of Us Are Dying" (The Slip)
  • "Theme For Tetsuo: The Bullet Man" (Tetsuo: The Bullet Man soundtrack, 2010)
  • "The Eater of Dreams" (Hesitation Marks, 2013)
  • "Black Noise" (Hesitation Marks)



Ted Nugent[edit]



  • "The Swamp Song" (B-side of "Wonderwall", 1995)
  • "All Around the World (Reprise)" (Be Here Now, 1997)
  • "A Quick Peep" (Heathen Chemistry, 2002)
  • "The Cage" (hidden track on Heathen Chemistry)



Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark[edit]

Orphaned Land[edit]

  • "Takasim" (El Norra Alila, 1996)
  • "Joy" (El Norra Alila)
  • "The Calm Before the Flood" (Mabool, 2004)
  • "Rainbow (The Resurrection)" (Mabool)


  • "Music for Gong Gong" (Osibisa, 1971)

Ozzy Osbourne[edit]

Shuggie Otis[edit]

The Outlaws[edit]



The Pack A.D.[edit]

  • "Hardtack Saloon #1" (Tintype, 2007)
  • "Hardtack Saloon #3" (Tintype)
  • "Hardtack Saloon #2" (Tintype)

Pagan's Mind[edit]

  • "Prelude to Paganism" (Infinity Divine, 2000)
  • "Approaching" (Celestial Entrance, 2002)
  • "Back to the Magic of Childhood, Part 1: Conception" (Celestial Entrance)
  • "Back to the Magic of Childhood, Part 2: Exploring Life" (Celestial Entrance)
  • "Coming Home" (Enigmatic: Calling, 2005)
  • "Appearance" (Enigmatic: Calling)
  • "The Conception" (God's Equation, 2007)
  • "Farewell" (God's Equation)
  • "Contact" (Heavenly Ecstasy, 2011)

Jimmy Page[edit]

  • "Writes of Winter" (Outrider, 1988)
  • "Liquid Mercury" (Outrider)
  • "Emerald Eyes" (Outrider)

Paradise Lost[edit]

  • "Languish" (Japanese bonus track on Host, 1999)


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


Pearl Jam[edit]

  • "Master/Slave" (Ten, 1991)

Pell Mell[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


John Petrucci[edit]

Liz Phair[edit]

Pink Floyd[edit]

Pink Floyd in 1973 (top) and 2005 (above).


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.



Chris Poland[edit]


Poison live at Holmdel, New Jersey in 2006. Left to right: C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett, Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall.
  • "Strange Days Of Uncle Jack" (Flesh & Blood, 1990)
  • "Swampjuice (Soul-O)" (Flesh & Blood)
  • "God Save the Queen " (Flesh & Blood, 2010) Sex Pistols cover bonus instrumental track on the 20th anniversary remaster.
  • "Drum Solo" (Swallow This Live, 1991)
  • "Guitar Solo" ( Swallow This Live)
  • "Native Tongue" (Native Tongue, 1993)
  • "Richie's Acoustic Thang" (Native Tongue)

The Police[edit]

Porcupine Tree[edit]

Porcupine Tree.
  • "Up the Downstair" (Up the Downstair, 1993)
  • "Not Beautiful Anymore" (Up the Downstair)
  • "Burning Sky" (Up the Downstair)
  • "Tinto Brass" (Stupid Dream, 1999)
  • "Wedding Nails" (In Absentia, 2002)
  • "Mother and Child Divided" (DVD-Audio release of Deadwing, 2005)
  • "Nil Recurring" (Nil Recurring EP, 2007)
  • "The Incident: Occam's Razor" (The Incident, 2009)
  • "The Incident: The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train" (The Incident)
  • "The Incident: Degree Zero of Liberty" (The Incident)
  • "The Incident: Circle of Manias" (The Incident)

Premiata Forneria Marconi[edit]


The Pretty Things[edit]

  • "Theme For Michelle" (Savage Eye, 1976)

Procol Harum[edit]



Queen in 1984.
  • "Seven Seas of Rhye" (Queen, 1973)
  • "Procession" (Queen II, 1974)
  • "God Save the Queen" (A Night at the Opera, 1975)
  • "In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)" (soundtrack to Flash Gordon, 1980)
  • "Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Football Fight" (Flash Gordon)
  • "In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Execution of Flash" (Flash Gordon)
  • "The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Escape from the Swamp" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Flash to the Rescue" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Battle Theme" (Flash Gordon)
  • "The Wedding March" ("Bridal Chorus") (Flash Gordon)
  • "Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Crash Dive on Mingo City" (Flash Gordon)
  • "Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)" (Flash Gordon)
  • "A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling" (B-side of "A Kind of Magic", 1986)
  • "Forever" (A Kind of Magic)
  • "Chinese Torture" (The Miracle, 1989)
  • "Bicycle Race (Instrumental)" (bonus track on Jazz reissue, 2011)

Queens of the Stone Age[edit]


Quicksilver Messenger Service[edit]

Quiet Riot[edit]


Racer X[edit]

The Raconteurs[edit]




Rare Earth[edit]

  • "Fresh From the Can" (Greatest Hits & Rare Classics, 1991)

Rata Blanca[edit]

  • "Preludio Obsesivo" (Rata Blanca, 1989)
  • "Otoño Medieval" (Rata Blanca)
  • "Por qué es tan difícil amar" (Magos, Espadas y Rosas, 1990)
  • "Aria en sol, de la Suite #3" (En vivo En Buenos Aires, 1996)
  • "3º Movimiento de la Primavera" (En vivo En Buenos Aires)
  • "Capricho Árabe" (En vivo En Buenos Aires)
  • "Libranos del Mal" (Rata Blanca, 1997)

Red Hot Chili Peppers[edit]

Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Red Sparowes[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.


REO Speedwagon[edit]

The Reverend Horton Heat[edit]

Rhapsody of Fire[edit]




The Rolling Stones[edit]

  • "Now I've Got a Witness (Like Uncle Phil and Uncle Gene)" (UK release The Rolling Stones/US release England's Newest Hit Makers, 1964)
  • "And Mr. Spector and Mr. Pitney Came Too" (studio outtake recorded in 1964)
  • "2120 South Michigan Avenue" (UK release Five by Five EP/US release 12 X 5, 1964)
  • "Stewed and Keef" (studio outtake recorded in 1964)
  • "Dust My Pyramids" (live-only outtake recorded on BBC radio in 1964)
  • "Aftermath" (studio outtake recorded in 1965)
  • "Gold Painted Fingernails" (studio outtake recorded in 1967)
  • "I'm a Country Boy" (studio outtake recorded in 1968)
  • "Potted Shrimp" (studio outtake recorded in 1970)
  • "Jah Wonderful" (studio outtake recorded in 1978)
  • "Munich Reggae" (studio outtake recorded in 1975 and reworked in 1981)
  • "Dance" (B-side of "If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)" single, 1981)
  • "Well, Well" (unreleased instrumental from Licks Tour rehearsal, 2002)
  • "Title 5" (Exile on Main St. expanded edition, 2010)
  • "Bluesberry Jam" (bonus track on Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones re-release, 2010)

Roxy Music[edit]

Kevin Rudolf[edit]

  • "Let It Rock (Instrumental)" (B-side of "Let It Rock", 2008)


Neil Peart drumming.



  • "Conversations" (Worlds Apart, 1981)
  • "A Brief Case" (Drum Solo) (In Transit, 1982)
  • "Nine Lives of Miss Midi" (Behaviour, 1985)
  • "Entracte" (The Security of Illusion, 1993)
  • "Viola!" (The Security of Illusion)
  • "Generation 13 (Theme #1)" (Generation 13, 1995)
  • "Danger Whistle" (Generation 13)
  • "Snake Oil" (Generation 13)
  • "Generation 13 (Theme #2)" (Generation 13)
  • "One Small Step" (Generation 13)
  • "In The Hall of the Mountain King William" (Detours, 1998)
  • "William's Walkabout" (Detours)
  • "Watching The Clock" (House of Cards, 2001)
  • "Corkentellis" (10,000 Days, 2007)
  • "The Human Condition" (The Human Condition, 2009)
  • "Fish Beat" (Drum Solo) (Spin It Again! Live in Munich, 2013)


  • "Jacaranda" (B-side of "Girls, Girls, Girls", 1975)
  • "Music (Instrumental)" (B-side of "Music", 1991)

Sangre Azul[edit]

  • "Alejandria" (Cuerpo A Cuerpo, 1988)


Carlos Santana in 1973.

Carlos Santana[edit]

Santo & Johnny[edit]

Joe Satriani[edit]

Joe Satriani.





Seventh Wonder[edit]

Shadow Gallery[edit]

  • "Interlude #1" (Carved in Stone, 1995)
  • "Interlude #2" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Interlude #3" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Celtic Princess" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Interlude #4" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Interlude #5" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Ghost Ship: Voyage" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Ghost Ship: Dead Calm" (Carved in Stone)
  • "Ghost Ship: Enchantment" (Carved in Stone)
  • "TG94" (hidden track on Carved in Stone)
  • "Stiletto In The Sand" (Tyranny, 1998)
  • "Chased" (Tyranny)
  • "Cliffhanger: The Crusher" (Legacy, 2001)
  • "Your Scenery" (hidden track on Legacy)
  • "Manhunt" (Room V, 2005)
  • "Birth Of A Daughter" (Room V)
  • "Death Of A Mother" (Room V)
  • "Seven Years" (Room V)
  • "Dark" (Room V)

The Shadows[edit]

The Shadows in 2009.
A significant number of the band's recordings are instrumentals. See The Shadows discography for more details.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd[edit]

Derek Sherinian[edit]

Shocking Blue[edit]

Sigur Rós[edit]

  • "Untitled #3" a.k.a. "Samskeyti" (( ), 2002)
  • "Intro" (Takk, 2005)
  • "Hoppipolla" (Takk, 2005)

Silver Jews[edit]


Simple Minds[edit]

  • "This Earth That You Walk Upon" (B-side of "Love Song", 1981)
  • "Theme for Great Cities" (Canadian release of Sons and Fascination / UK release of Sister Feelings Call, 1981)
  • "Sound in 70 Cities" (Sister Feelings Call)
  • "Soundtrack for Every Heaven" (Instrumental version of "In Every Heaven", 1982)
  • "Somebody Up There Likes You" (New Gold Dream, 1982)
  • "#4" (B-side of "Hypnotised", 1995)

Skid Row[edit]



  • "Obsession Confession" (Curdled soundtrack, 1996)



Small Faces[edit]

The Smiths[edit]

Soda Stereo[edit]


  • "Entering the Angel Diabolique" (Steelbath Suicide, 1998)
  • "Centro de Predominio" (Steelbath Suicide)

Sonata Arctica[edit]

Sonic Youth[edit]


  • "Soulfly" (Soulfly, 1998)
  • "Karmageddon" (Soulfly)
  • "Soulfly II" (Primitive, 2000)
  • "Soulfly III" (3, 2002)
  • "Zumbi" (3)
  • "Soulfly IV" (Prophecy, 2004)
  • "The Dark Ages" (Dark Ages, 2005)
  • "(The) March" (Dark Ages)
  • "Soulfly V" (Dark Ages)
  • "Soulfly VI" (Conquer, 2008)
  • "Soulfly VII" (Omen, 2010)
  • "Four Sticks" (bonus track on deluxe edition of Omen)
  • "Soulfly VIII" (Enslaved, 2012)
  • "Soulfly IX" (Savages, 2013)
  • "Soulfly X" (Archangel, 2015)



  • "Goove Bucket" (Tainted Angel, 1991)
  • "The Blue Bird Has Landed (The Uncut Trail Mix)" (Group Therapy, 1992)

Spheric Universe Experience[edit]

  • "Burning Box Gala" (Mental Torments, 2005)
  • "Halleygretto" (Mental Torments)
  • "Stormy Dome" (Anima, 2007)
  • "Black Materia" (Anima)
  • "Near Death Experience" (Unreal, 2009)
  • "O.B.E." (Unreal)


Split Enz[edit]

  • "Double Happy" (True Colours, 1980)
  • "The Choral Sea" (True Colours)
  • "Wail" (Waiata, 1981)
  • "Albert of India" (Waiata)
  • "The Lost Cat" (See Ya 'Round, 1984)

Bruce Springsteen (and the E Street Band)[edit]

Jim Steinman[edit]

Steve Morse Band[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Steve Stevens[edit]

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble[edit]

Rod Stewart[edit]




Stray Dog[edit]

  • "Pieces" (While You're Down There, 1974)
  • "Worldwinds" (While You're Down There)



Pedro Suárez-Vértiz[edit]

  • "(Untitled)" ((No Existen) Técnicas para Olvidar, 1993)
  • "China Wife" (Degeneración Actual, 1999)
  • "Endal" (Talk Show, 2006)
  • "Viaje al Sol" (Talk Show)
  • "Diantinos" (Talk Show)
  • "Eloísa" (Talk Show)
  • "Revolundar" (Talk Show)
  • "Rara Soledad (Incidental)" (bonus track on Talk Show)
  • "Olivar" (bonus track on Uncut Edition of Amazonas, 2010)

Sun Kil Moon[edit]


Symphony X[edit]


Tangerine Dream[edit]

Only three albums in this band's extensive discography contain any vocal tracks: Cyclone (1978), Tyger (1987) and Inferno (2002). Also, while the band's music does contain rock elements, it is often categorized within new-age, electronic and other genres instead.


Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Tea Party[edit]

Tears For Fears[edit]

  • "The Marauders" (B-side of The Way You Are, 1983)
  • "The Big Chair" (B-side of Shout, 1984)
  • "Empire Building" (B-side of Mothers Talk (except US release), 1984)

Teenage Fanclub[edit]

  • "Is This Music?" (Bandwagonesque, 1991)
  • "Get Funky" (Thirteen, 1993)
  • "Don's Gone Columbia" (Japanese bonus track on Thirteen)

Tex, Don and Charlie[edit]

  • "Dead Dog Boogie" (1993)


  • "The Blow-Up" (The Blow-Up, 1982)
  • "Untitled Instrumental" (bonus track on Marquee Moon reissue, 2003)


They Might Be Giants[edit]

  • "Space Suit" (Apollo 18, 1992)
  • "Empty Bottle Blues" (They Got Lost, 2002)
  • "Theme to McSweeney's" (They Got Lost)
  • "Mosh Momken Abadon" (They Got Lost)
  • "The Other Side of the World" (The Spine Surfs Alone EP, 2004)
  • "No Plan B" (Cast Your Pod to the Wind, the bonus disc included with selected pressings of The Else, 2007)

Three Dog Night[edit]

Tin Machine[edit]



  • "Tank" (Toad, 1971)

Timo Tolkki[edit]


  • "Intermission" (Ænima, 1996)
  • "Merkaba" (Salival, 2000)
  • "Eon Blue Apocalypse" (Lateralus, 2001)
  • "Mantra" (Lateralus)
  • "Triad" (Lateralus)


The Tornados[edit]


Most, if not all, Tortoise recordings are instrumentals.




Trans Am[edit]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra[edit]



Robin Trower[edit]





  • "Alaska" (U.K., 1978)


Steve Vai[edit]

Steve Vai.

Van Halen[edit]

Van Halen in 1976.

Eddie and Alex Van Halen[edit]

Vanden Plas[edit]

Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan[edit]


The Ventures[edit]

Most, if not all, of the band's recordings are instrumentals. See The Ventures discography for more details.

The Verve[edit]

  • "(Reprise)" (A Northern Soul, 1995)
  • "Deep Freeze" (hidden track on selected pressings of original release of Urban Hymns, 1997; also original track on japanese pressing)

Vida Blue[edit]


  • "Swatting Flies in Wanker County" (Tangerine, 1998)


Tom Waits[edit]

  • "Dave the Butcher" (Swordfishtrombones, 1983)
  • "Just Another Sucker on the Vine" (Swordfishtrombones)
  • "Rainbirds" (Swordfishtrombones)

Rick Wakeman[edit]

Joe Walsh[edit]



  • "Mouthpiece" (Red Sea, 1972)

Mike Watt[edit]

Paul Weller[edit]

  • "Always There to Fool You" (B-side of "Uh Huh Oh Yeh", 1992)

White Heart[edit]

James White[edit]


The Who[edit]

Widespread Panic[edit]

Mason Williams[edit]

Brian Wilson[edit]

Wishbone Ash[edit]

Within Temptation[edit]

  • "Blooded" (Enter, 1997)

Link Wray[edit]

  • "Rumble" (1958)
  • "Switchblade" (Bullshot, 1979)

Richard Wright[edit]

  • "Mediterranean C" (Wet Dream, 1978)
  • "Cat Cruise" (Wet Dream)
  • "Waves" (Wet Dream)
  • "Mad Yannis Dance" (Wet Dream)
  • "Drop In from the Top" (Wet Dream)
  • "Funky Deux" (Wet Dream)
  • "Breaking Water" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Runaway" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Unfair Ground" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Satellite" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Interlude" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Black Cloud" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Drowning" (Broken China, 1996)
  • "Sweet July" (Broken China, 1996)


X Japan[edit]

  • "Dear Loser" (Vanishing Vision, 1988)
  • "Prologue (~ World Anthem)" (Blue Blood, 1989)
  • "Xclamation" (Blue Blood)
  • "Es Dur no Piano Sen" (Jealousy, 1991)
  • "White Wind From Mr. Martin ~Pata's Nap~" (Jealousy )
  • "Wriggle" (Dahlia, 1996)


The Yardbirds[edit]



Yo La Tengo[edit]

Neil Young[edit]


Frank Zappa[edit]

Frank Zappa playing in Oslo in January 1977.
A significant portion of Zappa's discography consists of instrumental works, but many of these could be classified as modern classical or avant-garde music rather than rock.

ZZ Top[edit]

See also[edit]


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