The best of YouTube: #2
20th Mar 2008 | 15:16
MusicRadar's favourite videos on the net
MusicRadar has been trawling YouTube once again for the good, bad and ugliest video clips we can find.
To temper all the serious gear news we’re reporting form the Frankfurt Musikmesse, this week's best of is a little more light-hearted. Enjoy, and please comment with your own favourites…
Guitar on YouTube
3. Rodrigo Y Gabriela rework Stairway
Sacrilege to say, but in this case that’s much better.
3. Django Reinhardt guitar solo
We’re not sure what he does at 2:32, but given that he had only two working fingers we’re impressed.
Tech on YouTube
3. Rihanna loves GarageBand
The beat in Umbrella comes straight out of Apple’s entry-level software, as this French GarageBand user demonstrates.
4. Keith Emerson…in Gladiator
The prog rock legend re-imagined as a Roman slave who won’t step into battle without his arsenal of classic synths.
5. The real Guitar Hero
See this guy play Smells Like Teen Spirit on his hacked and modified video game controller.
Drums on YouTube
1. Stick juggling drummer
Catch this guy, Chip Ritter.
2. Robot drummer
Back in the '80s, drummers were put out of work by drum machines. Now, it's robot drummers.
3. Young Dave Grohl
Here he is in pre-Nivana band, Scream.
5. The history of drums
Drum veteran Jay Webler may be stretching the truth when he says he’s playing 100 years of drum styles in eight minutes (where’s the funk!?), but we love this anyway. Read his About This Video post, too.