WTF?

This dude has set a world speed record playing “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

For decades, the way a guitarist was able to demonstrate superior chops by burning through the solo of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” note for note. That’s tough given that the original is insanely complicated and involved Gary Rossington, Ed King, and Allen Collins trading parts. This dude, however, can play the solo at three times normal speed.

Okay, so we’re talking about playing on “Free Bird” on Guitar Hero II, but still… (Via Louder)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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