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  • -Welcome back to the show, everybody.

  • This is not plugged in. It is time for the first-ever

  • "Tonight Show" Guitar Solo Battle!

  • -♪ Guitar Solo Battle with H.E.R. ♪

  • Guitar Solo Battle with H.E.R. ♪

  • ♪♪

  • -First, I'm going to need a competitor.

  • She is a two-time Grammy Award-winning artist,

  • writer, producer, and arranger who recently collaborated

  • with Fender to make her own guitar --

  • the H.E.R. Stratocaster.

  • Please welcome H.E.R.!

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Ah!

  • -Hey!

  • -Great to see you. -Great to see you.

  • -Now, you're obviously an amazing singer and songwriter,

  • and you're also an incredible guitarist,

  • so I'd say we're pretty evenly matched.

  • -Thanks. [ Laughs ]

  • -Now, here is the -- Here's how the game works.

  • I have this button here

  • which activates the guitar-solo generator.

  • It'll land on a famous guitar solo,

  • and it's whoever's turn, they have to play it.

  • H.E.R., since you are our guest, you will go first.

  • Are you ready?

  • -Yeah, I'm ready. -Here we go, bud.

  • [ Beeping ]

  • Oh. "American Woman." Are we doing the Lenny Kravitz version?

  • -Yeah. -Okay. All right.

  • Let's do "American Woman" guitar solo. It's up to you.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, H.E.R.

  • -One, two, three...

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • -Come on! That's how you do it.

  • You make it look easy. You make it look easy.

  • Also, just look at even how cool you are

  • just holding a guitar compared to how I look.

  • I look like -- I look like --

  • Anyway. I'm not even hold-- I should just be cool.

  • All right. Anyway. I don't care. I don't even know if --

  • I don't even know if I have my guitar on.

  • Oh, yeah, I guess I'm wearing it.

  • All right. Here we go. Ready for mine? Let's see.

  • [ Beeping ]

  • Ooh. Ooh. That's -- That's a tricky one.

  • -Definitely famous. -That's a tricky one there.

  • Yeah, it is famous.

  • It's hard to do probably, but here we go.

  • [ Clears throat ]

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Okay. Okay.

  • -Usually -- Usually -- Usually after my solo,

  • I pretend I'm looking out, like, over the sea or something.

  • Like, I just wanna add a little mystique to my solos.

  • All right. It's your turn. Ready for this?

  • Let's see what you got.

  • [ Beeping ]

  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

  • -Okay. -Okay.

  • Roots, whenever you're ready. H.E.R.

  • -One, two, three, four.

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Oh, my gosh!

  • Don't even -- Oh, my gosh! You are unbelievable.

  • Oh, my gosh! All right.

  • Uh, I'll go again. Uh, here we go.

  • Oof!

  • [ Beeping ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • These are tricky.

  • I'm getting all the hard ones, man.

  • Wow. All right. Wait. Here we go.

  • So NBC. So it's, uh...

  • All right.

  • [ Amp buzzing ]

  • [ Playing wrong notes ]

  • Sorry. Here we go.

  • [ Playing notes with vibrato ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • ♪♪

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Encore!

  • -Encore!

  • -[ Laughs ] "Encore."

  • You wanna -- You wanna -- You wanna get real?

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • [ Note resonating ]

  • All right. Last one.

  • Let's see -- Let's see what you get here.

  • [ Beeping ]

  • [ Laughs ]

  • "Let's Go Crazy" by

  • one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Prince.

  • You're getting all the easy ones.

  • I don't understand how this is working.

  • -Not fair. -Okay. Are you ready?

  • Yeah. Sorry. Okay.

  • "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince.

  • H.E.R., Roots, whenever you're ready.

  • -One, two, one, two, three, four!

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

  • Oh, my goodness!

  • That was -- Give it up for the winner,

  • the one and only H.E.R.!

  • You are phenomenal!

  • ♪♪

  • We'll be right back with more "Tonight Show," everybody.

  • -Thanks, everyone.

  • [ "Let's Go Crazy" plays ]

  • ♪♪

  • ♪♪

-Welcome back to the show, everybody.

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