Shredding: Top Ten Douchiest Guitarists of All Time

I found Sound of the City’s “Top Ten Douchiest Guitarists of All Time” very edifying in general, but I especially treasured these two amazing clips.  Michael Angelo Batio I had never even heard of, so this was a particular revelation.  So much of it is in the facial expressions.  And the double (or more) guitars.

When you’re a world-class guitar player and you know it, there’s a fine line between sexy and, well, douchey. You know, that rocker who poses on his knees for just a little too long, gives us just a little too much “O” face during every solo and is hell bent to show us all how many guitars he/she can play at once. History (namely the 80s) is full of these guys, but Douchey Guitar Player Disease (a/k/a DGPD) is still a scourge on the music industry today. With that in mind, we’d like to present our list of the Top 10 Douchiest Guitar Players of All Time.

Steve Vai

Michael Angelo Batio

“Batio was voted the “No. 1 Shredder of All Time” by Guitar One Magazine in 2003.He was also listed as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine, for which he wrote the column Time to Burn, and one of the “20 Greatest Shredders of All Time” by Total Guitar Magazine, both in April 2008…. In 2011, Michael debuted his multi media show “Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” in Las Vegas. In 2012 Michael toured the world with this show. It is a chronological tribute to rock guitar. Michael is touring the world with his tribute to rock guitar show in 2013 as well” – wiki.

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