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Friday Top 10: Live videos I enjoy

It’s a very slow Friday here at the Dose of Metal office, probably because we don’t have one.

Anyway, since we don’t have a great Top 10 for today, instead of just not posting one, I’ve decided to do a half-assed one. Well, everything on this site is half-assed, so this would be more of a ‘quarter-assed’ article.

So this is a list of ten live videos I enjoy. If you can’t cope with so much mediocrity, please understand that it’s not our fault our moms drank vodka during our pregnancies.

We also used that photo of a crowd that a reader sent to us, just to show how racially diverse we are, yo.


Vai and Satriani sitting in a tree…


Boy, this joke never gets old, does it?

Anyway, guitar virtuosos and fellow Ibanez users Steve Vai and Joe Satriani raised $100,000 together. Not for themselves though, for charity.

‘A Benefit for Cliff II’ took place on Sunday, July 10th and featured performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special opening act featuring Brendon Small and friends. Other special guests and friends of the duo, including Dweezil Zappa, Orianthi, Brendon Small and Tony MacAlpine, joined in for the ending jam, while Red Hot Chilli Peppers/Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith and Babyface, watched from the balcony.

Between acts, a number of items from both Satriani and Vai‘s personal collections were auctioned off, including custom amps, cabinets, pedal’s and yes, even guitars. An autographed Satriani red JS1200 raised $6200, while a custom Fibenare guitar raised $4800. Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, also graciously donated various items to be auctioned online.”

Read full article here.

<insert witty joke here>

Seriously, I got nothing. Charity is good and these guys can really play guitar so, nothing I can really joke about. Except fellow writer Mark’s small penis… Apparently it’s so small, his former girlfriend nicknamed him ‘ant dick.’ True story.



Guitar Tivo

Luckily, this image has nothing to do with the article.

Hey you guitar geeks, had enough of YouTube? Some Justin Bieber fan disliked your video clip 34 times?
Two things: 1) Read this. 2) Go here.

What is the second thing? Here’s what my source had to say:

GuitarTV.com is a 24-hour interactive channel loaded with streaming videos of legendary guitar performances by some of the world’s most famous guitarists, interviews, lessons, live broadcasts, and more. GuitarTV.com is also a place for passionate fans of the instrument to connect with each other.

It’s done by Steve Vai and some other guy, and it’s got all sorts of interesting stuff. When I opened it, I saw Andy McKee playing his dick guitar (I’m not lying). Fun times, so check it out and let us know what you thought about it.


Friday Top 10: Ugliest guitars

Guitars are beautiful and they make anyone look good. But what happens when some musicians get extremely ugly ones? Is it because they lack good taste or do they just want to stand out?

Either way, some guitars used by known musicians are atrocious looking, and that’s what this Top 10 is all about. Make the jump and let’s laugh at some hideous instruments.

Note: This top is based solely on aesthetics (it means ‘looks’ for all you SOAD fans). It has nothing to do with price, quality or the guitarists themselves. It is based on what I consider ‘ugly looking’ instruments.

Everybody on? Good. Great. Grand. Wonderful.

*UPDATE*: Dear trolls and nitpickers, I have written my follow-up to this article: Top 10 Best looking guitars. Enjoy!

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