The best of YouTube: #5

Chaka Khan plays the drums
Chaka Khan plays the drums

Every week MusicRadar trawls YouTube to bring you the greatest, funniest, weirdest and most interesting music clips and videos on the internet. The fifth installment of our weekly round-up contains everything from SynthAxe to a super funky rendition of Stevie Wonder's Superstition.


1.SynthAxe fun
Allan Holdsworth plays the SynthAxe
Remember the SynthAxe? Don't worry, MusicRadar barely does. From the That's Just Wrong Department, we feature a great guitarist playing something that looks like a piece of dentist's equipment.
Victor Wooten bass solo with SynthAxe Drumitar accompaniment

Victor and his brother ‘Futureman´ Roy Wooten go crazy at a Béla Fleck And The Flecktones gig. Watch to the end and you´ll see what we mean.

2. Dude plays giant Flying V guitar in Times Square
Does what it says on the tin!

3. Buckethead on the banjo
Is this a frightening hint at Guns N´ Roses´ new direction?

4. Loop pedals in different genres
Steve Vai live in Denver with a loop pedal
Those of you with keen eyes will also notice Steve is playing a three-necked guitar.
KT Tunstall demonstrates the use of a looper pedal

The Scottish songwriter is famous for her use of loop pedals live; she cooks up a version of Missy Elliot´s Get Ur Freak On here.

5. Shred and Warr guitar duet
Behold… The Arctopus display a bewildering disdain for regular time signatures. And regular band names.


1. Giorgio Moroder at work
Archive footage of the legendary producer going through his box of tricks in “a recording studio that even NASA can´t match”.

2. Anchorsong on stage
See Anchorsong - AKA Masaaki Yoshida - creating a track live using just an Akai MPC2000XL and a Korg Triton.

3. Hating on Kanye West
How easy was it to for him to sample a Daft Punk record for his hit single Stronger? This easy.

4. Stevie on the Clavinet
MusicRadar favourite Stevie Wonder grooves through an obscenely funky Superstition - possibly better than the album version - in 1973.

5. Stylophone star
Ever wanted to hear a medley of ‘80s hits played on a Stylophone? If so, your ship just came in…


1. Terry Bozzio vs Chad Wackerman
It's a tie, they're both awesome. More important, consider the poor roadies. Can you imagine having to tune these set-ups?

2. Human beatbox vs drums
There´s only one winner here.

3. Chaka Khan playing the drums
We even didn´t know she could play the drums!

4. Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta and Steve Gadd live
Three of the world´s best drummers… playing at the same time.

5. Dave Grohl playing a children´s drum kit
The Foo Fighters and Nirvana man proves that you´re never too old.

Still bored?

Lars Ulrich and Metallica attack Napster
A classic satirical animation from 2000, when Metallica sued Napster


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