Earlier in the thread, someone referenced Avenged Sevenfold. In their own genre, they're pretty good soloists and writers. It's nothing too complicated, and they're all composed really well. Obviously you can't play above your skill level, and if you're interested in something other than the 80's big 4 bands, Avenged Sevenfold is a good place to start. Beast and the Harlot solo is really fun.