Slash Solo Slug

Solo Slugs! The Mind of the Lead Guitarist

An oft wondered phenomenon in the music universe is "What the heck is up with lead guitarists' faces during solos?!?"

We know all of the magical rituals surrounding solos. For instance, you must hold your breath during a guitar solo, out of respect for the guitarist but also so you aren't cursed for eternity. You can't change the radio station during a solo. You know, basic stuff, duh.

The lead guitarist reaches into realms unseen to summon forth the power of the muse during the improvised dark arts of the solo. What was seen was hitherto unknown to mere mortals, assumed only to be evil likened unto Cthulu or Nyarlathotep themselves.

The truth is much more dark... more sinister than could have ever been imagined... an absurdity to end all sanity!

Trigger Warning: What is seen cannot be unseen. Proceed with caution.

For the first time ever, Ledger Note's mad scientists have created a special camera to break the dimensional veil and reveal the truth of the soloists facial expressions...

The Guitar Solo Slugs!

steve vai slug
Steve Vai recoils from his heavy burden
dimebag darrell slug
Dimebag Darrell of Pantera courageously strums his overlord
katy perry slug
Legendary guitarist Katy Perry takes ANOTHER one for the team (Illuminati)
ronnie wood rolling stones slug
Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones grimaces before the beast
slash guns n roses slug
Slash of Guns N Roses still plays with his food
dave grohl foo fighters nirvana slug
Dave Grohl painfully suckles his spirit familiar
john mayer slug
"The things I put up with…" - John Mayer
dave mustaine megadeath slug
Dave Mustaine of Megadeath reaps his "reward"
ace frehley kiss slug
A surprised Ace Frehley of Kiss pierces the veil for the first time
jimi hendrix slug
Jimi Hendrix is too high to notice
muse matt belamy slug
Matt Belamy of Muse shreds his custom built gastropod mollusk
ac dc angus young slug
Angus Young of AC/DC peppers his young angus
james hetfield metallica slug
James Hetfield of Metallica in terror of his lord and savior
eddie van halen slug
Eddie Van Halen receiving his psychically transmitted "improv"
bruce springsteen slug
Bruce Springsteen just washed this shirt, dammit!
bb king slug
B.B. King training his new baby sluggy wuggy
carlos santana slug
Even Metatron can't save Carlos Santana from his destiny
prince slug
Prince pissed that the slug used all his lip gloss

For all that is good and holy, I pray our heroes find release from this demonic source of inspiration and suffering. With great power comes great responsibility. We all have our cross to bear... you wouldn't believe the crap that drummers have to deal with (transdimensional octopi).

This is what happens after you go down to the crossroads and get down on your knees. It's not quite as bad as when the devil went down to Georgia and infested this man's washing machine, but the two combined mean you can't wash all that slug gunk out of your clothes. "I need an old priest and a young priest! The power of Christ compels you!" There's not enough salt in the world to shrivel this burden away from our talented axe-slayers. Maybe slugs do make the best electric guitars after all.

Share this with your guitar brethren and let them know, they aren't alone. We now know the secrets of the musical cosmos... and we regret everything. If but we had the strength to deny the power of the improvised solo and the guitar solo slugs!

Jared H. Headshot Jared has surpassed his 20th year in the music industry. He acts as owner, editor, lead author, and web designer of LedgerNote, as well as co-author on all articles. He has released 4 independent albums and merchandise to global sales. He has also mixed, mastered, & recorded for countless independent artists. Learn more about Jared & The LN Team here.