Showing posts with label lead guitar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lead guitar. Show all posts

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Michael Jackson long story with Heavy Metal guitarists

Michael Jackson was never affraid to think outside the box and always afforded the best musicians money can buy. And it happens that some of the very best lead guitarists are Heavy Metal guitarists. 

Michael Jackson heavy metal guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen

Michael Jackson lead guitarist Steve Stevens.
Steve Stevens, Billy Idol guitarist.

Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten.
Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten.

Michael Jackson guitarist Slash.
Slash of Guns N' Roses.

Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi.
Orianthi, Alice Cooper guitarist

Another thing that is worth mentioning. Michael Jackson didn't instill a dress code for the badass Heavy Metal guitarists he employed. As you can see in the contrast in fashion style. Leather, studs, denin, flannel, big hair... Slash could even smoke cigarettes on the stage!

Michael Jackson and Buckethead.
Guitar Hero Buckethead and one of his heroes, Michael Jackson.

Given some time, if Michael Jackson was alive today. The weird looking Buckethead (Guns N' Roses lead guitarist 2000-2004) would certainly have played for him. Plus, Buckethead is a lifelong Michael Jackson fan.

Here below is a rather silly video illustrating the correlation between Buckethead and Michael Jackson.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Slash vs Buckethead

Slash and Buckethead are two ex-Guns N' Roses lead guitar players, two weird names, two unique hats, and no free can of Dr. Pepper.

I explain the Dr. Pepper thing.  In March 2008, Dr. Pepper, a major soft drink company, issued a public challenge to Axl Rose, stating that they would give a free can of soda to everyone in the country — except ex-GN’R members Slash and Buckethead — if the band’s long-delayed album ‘Chinese Democracy’ came out that year. When the album did in fact arrive later that fall, the company was unable to keep up with demand, resulting in a downed website, frustrated customers and even the threat of a lawsuit.  Oh, and tons of publicity, which… was obviously the whole point.

Slash and Buckethead-Nightrain

One kickass solo by 2 different kickass players in 2 different kickass styles

Slash impersonator DJ Ashba 

Guns N Roses guitarists

Izzy Stradlin look alike Richard Fortus