Ersatz Guitar God Goofs

Badly overdubbed parodies of guitar gods flubbing their solos have existed on YouTube for a while now — the clam-handed Yngwie Malmsteen “lesson” is a classic. But the latest round of clips starring Metallica, Slash, Eddie Van Halen, and Jake E. Lee come complete with canned crowd applause and other sweeteners. This carefully-faked cut, “Steve Vai on heroin,” takes the gag even further by claiming he sucks because he’s on drugs. Funny stuff from an obviously adoring prankster…



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