The best of YouTube: #13

Eric Clapton explains his tone
Eric Clapton explains his tone

Every week MusicRadar trawls YouTube to bring you the greatest, funniest, weirdest and most interesting music clips and videos on the internet. On this week´s YouTube platter we´re serving up Eric Clapton, Bill Bailey, and the world´s fastest drummer…


1. Eric Clapton explains the details of his guitar tone
Pickups, wah-wah and the ‘woman´ tone - accompanied by some fine playing.

2. A tribute to 1959 Gibson Les Paul sunbursts
Slash, Billy Gibbons and more talk about the lure of ´59 ‘bursts.

3. Guitar accident - ouch!
This is what happens when you try to be like Yngwie Malmsteen.

4. Marty Friedman and Kerry King tackle classic metal riffs on Japanese TV
Slayer riff lord King is joined by the former Megadeth guitarist for a jam through some of their favourite old-school metal riffs.

5. Dobro and pedal steel with Jim Eaton
Roots instruments explained and demonstrated on a 1983 TV show.


1. Apache My Bitch Up
The wonderful video for Tommy Seebach´s version of Apache fused to The Prodigy´s Smack My Bitch Up. Synthtopia has plenty more Apache/electronic mash-ups, too.

2. Pete Rock on the MPC
The hip-hop star shows you how he uses his Akai groovebox.

3. Human beatboxing
There isn´t actually any technology involved here, but it certainly sounds like there is.

4. Jim O´Rourke plays the Tenori-on
The experimental musician tinkers with Yamaha´s innovative instrument. Interesting, though you probably couldn´t dance to it.

5. Bill Bailey´s ‘mood chords´
The UK comedian uses his electric piano to show us how music can say more than words ever could.


1. How to tune drums
Want to do something right? Ask a pro. Dave Weckl's a pro.

2. The drum suit
Now when somebody says "Stop beating yourself up," you can say, "But I'm a musician."

3. Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen
This stop-start animation is a YouTube classic.

4. Amazing drummer
Yes, he is.

5. The world´s fastest drummer
Hey, it´s Mike The Machine! MusicRadar wonders if he can play any decent songs?

Still bored? This isn't a video but it's fun all the same. It wasn't a hoax after all. Paul McCartney is REALLY dead.


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