This Year’s World Air Guitar Champion is from Russia

Every August, men and women who specialize in playing non-existent guitars descend on Oulu, Finland, to see which among them is the best at faking it. And not just anyone can show up. There are national playdowns in multiple countries with the winners earning the right to compete in Finland.

And the best faker of 2015 is Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants, the first-ever Russian victor in this prestigious(?) global competition. Watch.

And here’s a little more from Russia Today.


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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