Riffs and jams, P–Z

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These may be included within set-lists by using various templates, which are listed here.

People of the Sun

Riff or jam
Name People of the Sun
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 6 November 1999, 2007–11th September 2010

The intro riff for People of the Sun was played briefly before Fillip on 6 November 1999. It was also used occasionally as an intro to Hysteria.

Peter Gunn Theme

Riff or jam
Name Peter Gunn Theme
Artist Henry Mancini
Writer/composer Henry Mancini
Appearance 19th March 2010

Power of Soul

Riff or jam
Name Power of Soul
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Jimi Hendrix
Appearance 2001–2010

Pre-Sunburn riff

Riff or jam
Name Pre-Sunburn riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2000–2007
Usually played before "Sunburn" during Showbiz tour, circa 2000 (eg. Bizarre Festival 2000 [watch]). Played less often during Absolution tour (e.g. Islington Carling Academy 2003, after "Bliss"). Reappeared in late-2007, played after "Map of the Problematique" (e.g. Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007 (watch)), albeit in a lower key, due to different tuning. The 'solo' was performed using the Whammy pedal during the Showbiz tour, and was performed using the Kaoss Pad for the latter part of the Black Holes and Revelations tour. The riff sounds somewhat similar to that of "Gratitude" by the Beastie Boys.

Prelude in B flat

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in B flat
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Prelude in C sharp minor

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in C sharp minor
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Prelude in G minor

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in G minor
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Revolver

Riff or jam
Name Revolver
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 9th April 2001, 2006, 30th July 2011
Revolver was played in 2001 as an introduction to Unintended, and was used occasionally in 2006 as the solo in Supermassive Black Hole, like at Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 2006 – 15th.

School

Riff or jam
Name School
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Appearance 31st January 2010- 19st April 2014

El Scorcho

Riff or jam
Name El Scorcho
Artist Weezer
Writer/composer Weezer
Appearance 26th October 2010

The Star-Spangled Banner

Riff or jam
Name The Star-Spangled Banner
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Francis Scott Key
Appearance 9th December 2007, 19th March 2010, 29th October 2010, 19th April 2014

Testify

Riff or jam
Name Testify
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 1st April 2010
The Testify intro was played in place of the closing Hysteria riff during the 2010 Vancouver gig.

Too Many Puppies

Riff or jam
Name Too Many Puppies
Artist Primus
Writer/composer Primus
Appearance 29th October 2010

Township Rebellion

Riff or jam
Name Township Rebellion
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 2001–2010
The outro of the song is sometimes played as an outro after "Stockholm Syndrome". Township Rebellion's outro was also played as an intro before "Stockholm Syndrome" at MEN 2006. On 5th July 2010 it was played as an outro to "Uprising" at the band's première in the Czech Republic, at the Rock For People Festival. On 27thMay it was played as an outro to "MK Ultra" at Rock in Rio Lisboa 2010. The main riff of the song was performed at Vieilles Charrues, 15th July 2010 as an intro to Uprising.

Undone – The Sweater Song

Riff or jam
Name Undone – The Sweater Song
Artist Weezer
Writer/composer Weezer
Appearance 9th January 201026th October 2010

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Riff or jam
Name Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Jimi Hendrix
Appearance 12th April 2008, 1st April 2010
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) was played before Time Is Running Out at Royal Albert Hall 2008. It was also performed at the 2009 Den concerts.

Vuilstamen Riff

Riff or jam
Name Vuilstamen Riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2001, 15th July 2010, 8th October 2010

Vuilstamen Riff was sometimes played in 2001, such as at Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001. It was played before Starlight at Oklahoma City, 8th October 2010, and also at Vieilles Charrues, 15th July 2010 along with the Micro Cuts outro as an intro to Stockholm Syndrome.

War Within a Breath

Riff or jam
Name War Within a Breath
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 19th October 2007, 4th September 2010

Whole Lotta Love

Riff or jam
Name Whole Lotta Love
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Appearance 2007–12th April 2008
"Whole Lotta Love" is the first track on Led Zeppelin's 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. The song has often been played as an instrumental before Time Is Running Out, in the latter half of 2007.

YYZ

Riff or jam
Name YYZ
Artist Rush
Writer/composer Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
Appearance 8th March 2010, 1st April 2010
Used occasionally during the Resistance tour in Canada, as an outro riff to Plug In Baby and New Born. As said in a Matthew Bellamy interview with Vancouver radio station The Fox 99.3,[source?], this was one of the first riffs Bellamy learnt to play on guitar.

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