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List of rock instrumentals

The following is a list of discography.


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

A

ABBA

AC/DC

A.C.T

  • "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)

Aerosmith

Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
  • "Soulsaver" (Pandora's Box)
  • "Boogie Man" (Get a Grip, 1993)

The Alan Parsons Project

Alice in Chains

Allah-Las

  • "Sacred Sands" (Allah-Las, 2012)

The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band with special guest Eric Clapton.

The Amboy Dukes

Amon Düül II

  • "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)

Anathema

Anberlin

And So I Watch You from Afar

Andromeda

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

Anthrax

Anvil

Aphrodite's Child

  • "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)

Apocalyptica

Ars Nova

  • "Zarathustra" (Ars Nova, 1968)

Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and various artists

At the Gates

Atomic Rooster

August Burns Red

Axel Rudi Pell

Axel Rudi Pell.

B

The B-52's

Babe Ruth

  • "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

Badlands

Bathory

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)

Michael Angelo Batio

B. Bumble and the Stingers

The Beach Boys

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

Beastie Boys

The Beatles

Jeff Beck

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

Jason Becker

Bee Gees

  • Seven Seas Symphony (Odessa, 1969)

The Beta Band

Black Flag

  • "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

Black Sabbath

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", Black Sabbath Vol 4)
    • "Every Day Comes and Goes" (outro to "Under the Sun", Black Sabbath Vol. 4)

Blackmore's Night

Blackmore's Night.

Blaqk Audio

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blues Project

Blur

Blur.

Tommy Bolin

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

Bon Iver

Booker T. & the M.G.'s

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

Boston

The Bouncing Souls

David Bowie

David Bowie in 1978.

The Breeders

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

Roy Buchanan

Buckethead

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

Budgie

Buzzcocks

C

Café Tacuba

Cake

JJ Cale

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

Calexico

Camel

Camel in 2003.

Camper Van Beethoven

Jerry Cantrell

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band

Caravan

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

Celtic Frost

Gustavo Cerati

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

The Chantays

Cheap Trick

The Chemical Brothers

Chicago

  • "Free Form Guitar" (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

Eric Clapton

Bruce Cockburn

  • "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)

Coldplay

Phil Collins

Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains

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

Colosseum

Alice Cooper

Cracker

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

Cream

Creation

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

Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • "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

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

D

Dick Dale

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

Dark Tranquillity

  • "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)

Darkane

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

Dave Matthews Band

Death Angel

Deep Blue Something

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

Deep Purple

Def Leppard

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

Derek and the Dominos

  • "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

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.

Destroyalldreamers

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

DGM

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

Diabolical Masquerade

Dick Diver

  • "Resist" (Melbourne, Florida, 2015)

Dio

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

Dixie Dregs

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

Dokken

Doves

  • "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

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

Dredg

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

John Dummer Band

  • "Nine By Nine" (1970)

Dungen

Dungen.
  • "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

The Durutti Column

Most of the band's recordings are instrumentals.

Bob Dylan

E

Eagles

Earthless

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

The Edgar Winter Group

Eels

Electric Light Orchestra

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  • "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)

Epica

Equilibrium

Everclear

Evergrey

Evile

The Evptoria Report

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

Explosions in the Sky

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

F

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Failure

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

Faith No More

Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens

Family

Fates Warning

Fear Factory

Firehose

Five Finger Death Punch

The Flaming Lips

Fleetwood Mac

  • "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)

A Flock of Seagulls

Flower Travellin' Band

  • "Satori, Pt. 3" (Satori, 1971)

Focus

  • "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, 1971)
  • "Eruption" (Focus II, 1971) At 22:35 in length this contains short vocal passages but no lyrics
  • "Sylvia" (Focus 3, 1972)

Foo Fighters

  • "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners" ("Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace")

Foreigner

Les Fradkin

  • "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')

Peter Frampton

Ace Frehley

Marty Friedman

Robert Fripp

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

FromUz

Frost*

Funkadelic

G

Peter Gabriel

Galaxie 500

  • "Instrumental" (Today, 1988)

Charly García

  • "Pubis Angelical" (1982)

Genesis

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

Gentle Giant

Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert.

Gillan

David Gilmour

  • "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)

Gary Glitter

God Is an Astronaut

Godsmack

Good Rats

  • "Klash-Ka-Bob" (Tasty, 1974)

Gov't Mule

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

Grails

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

Grand Funk Railroad

Grandaddy

Grateful Dead

Green Day

The Guess Who

H

Daryl Hall

Jan Hammer

HammerFall

Hammock

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

Hardline

Jet Harris and Tony Meehan

  • "Diamonds" (1963)
  • "Scarlett O'Hara" (1963)
  • "Applejack" (1963)

George Harrison

Haste the Day

The Haunted

Hawkwind

Heart

Hellecasters

Helloween

Helloween.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Gary Hoey

Most of Hoey's recordings are instrumentals.

Allan Holdsworth

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

Nicky Hopkins

The Housemartins

Huey Lewis and the News

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

The Huntingtons

I

In Flames

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)

Incubus

INXS

Iron Maiden

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

It's a Beautiful Day

J

Jacobs Dream

Andy James

  • Machine (2005)
  • In the Wake of Chaos (2007)
  • Andy James (2011)

James Gang

The Jam

Japan

Jazz Is Dead

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

The Jeff Healey Band

Jefferson Airplane

Jethro Tull

  • "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

John Butler Trio

Elton John

Eric Johnson

  • "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

Janis Joplin

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

Bradley Joseph

Journey

  • "Kohoutek" (Journey, 1975)
  • "Topaz" (Journey)
  • "Nickel and Dime" (Next, 1977)
  • "Majestic" (Evolution, 1979)
  • "Departure" (Departure, 1980)
  • "Snow Theme" (Dream, After Dream, 1980)
  • "1990s Theme" (Tron Soundtrack, 1982)
  • "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)
  • "Cookie Duster" (Time3 box set, 1992)
  • "Into Your Arms" (Time3)
  • "With a Tear" (Time3)
  • "The Journey (Revelation)" (Revelation, 2008)
  • "Venus" (Eclipse, 2011)

Judas Priest

K

Kansas

Karate

Karnataka

Karnivool

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

Kasabian

Katatonia

Kiln

  • Ampday (2000)

King Crimson

King James

Kiss

Kyuss

Kyuss.
  • "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

Lacuna Coil

Laika & the Cosmonauts

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

Lamb of God

Led Zeppelin

John Lennon

Tony Levin

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

Linkin Park.

Liquid Tension Experiment

Little Feat

Los Lobos

The Lovin' Spoonful

Nick Lowe

  • "Shake That Rat" (Bowi EP, 1977)

Luca Turilli

  • "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

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

M

Machine Head

Lonnie Mack

Madness

Mahavishnu Orchestra

Yngwie Malmsteen

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"

Man

Mark Knopfler

  • "Irish Love" (1984)
  • "The Long Road" (1984)
  • "Wild Theme" (1983)
  • "Going Home" (1983)
  • "The mist covered mountains" (1983)
  • "Smooching' (1983)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Manowar

Man Raze

The Marshall Tucker Band

Hank Marvin

  • 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

May Blitz

John Mayall (& the Bluesbreakers)

McAuley Schenker Group

Paul McCartney

  • "Give Ireland Back to the Irish (Version)" (B-Side of "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" Single, 1972)
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reggae" (B-Side of "Wonderful Christmastime" Single, 1979)
  • "Momma Miss America" (McCartney Album, 1970)
  • "Hot as Sun/Glasses" (McCartney Album, 1970)
  • "Singalong Junk" (McCartney Album, 1970)
  • "Kreen-Akrore" (McCartney Album, 1970)
  • "Valentine Day" (McCartney Album, 1970)
  • "Loup (1st Indian on the Moon)" (Red Rose Speedway, 1973)
  • "Zoo Gang" (B-Side of "Band On The Run" single in the U.K., 1974)
  • "Lunch Box / Odd Sox" (B-Side of "Coming Up" single, 1980)
  • "Walking in the Park with Eloise" (Recorded as "The Country Hams", 1974)
  • "Bridge on the River Suite" (Recorded as "The Country Hams") (B-Side to "Walking in the Park with Eloise" single, 1974)
  • "Rockestra Theme" (Back to the Egg, 1979)

Meat Puppets

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

Megadeth

Mercyful Fate

Meshuggah

Metal Church

Metallica

Michael Schenker Group

Mogwai

Mogwai.

Mono

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

Montrose

Gary Moore

Vinnie Moore

Morphine

  • "Dawna" (Cure for Pain, 1993)
  • "Miles Davis' Funeral" (Cure for Pain)

Van Morrison

Mötley Crüe

Motörhead

Moody Blues

Mountain

Muse

Muse.
  • "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)
  • 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"
  • "Prelude" (The 2nd Law, 2012)
  • "The 2nd Law - Isolated System" (The 2nd Law, 2012)

N

Narnia

Nazareth

Neutral Milk Hotel

  • "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

Nightwish

Nine Inch Nails

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)

Nirvana

NOFX

Ted Nugent

O

Oasis

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

Opeth

Opeth.

Orphaned Land

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

Ozzy Osbourne

Shuggie Otis

The Outlaws

P

The Pack A.D.

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

Pagan's Mind

  • "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

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

Paradise Lost

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

Particle

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

Pavement

Pell Mell

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

Petra

John Petrucci

Liz Phair

Pink Floyd

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

Pivot

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

Pixies

Placebo

Chris Poland

The Police

Porcupine Tree

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

Pretenders

The Pretty Things

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

Procol Harum

Q

Queen

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

Queensrÿche

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quiet Riot

R

Racer X

The Raconteurs

Radiohead

Rainbow

Ramones

Rare Earth

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • "Prince of Sadness" (unreleased demo from sessions for Freaky Styley, 1985)
  • "Pretty Little Ditty" (Mother's Milk, 1989)
  • "Instrumental #1" (B-side of "Scar Tissue", 1999)
  • "Instrumental #2" (Australian bonus track on Californication, 1999)
  • "Behind the Sun (Instrumental Demo)" (bonus track on The Uplift Mofo Party Plan reissue, 2003)
  • "Me & My Friends (Instrumental Demo)" (bonus track on The Uplift Mofo Party Plan reissue)
  • "Song That Made Us What We Are Today" (bonus track on Mother's Milk reissue, 2003)
  • "Salute to Kareem" (bonus track on Mother's Milk reissue)

Red Sparowes

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

R.E.M.

REO Speedwagon

The Reverend Horton Heat

Rhapsody of Fire

Ride

Riot

The Rolling Stones

Roxy Music

Kevin Rudolf

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

Rush

Rush.
Neil Peart drumming.

  • "[[2112 (song)|2112 - I
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