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10 Songs On The Zippo Encore Stage To Air Guitar To At The Zippo Booth
Got a break between bands at Download festival? Then you should probably stop by the Zippo Encore Booth for a quick air guitar competition. Need inspiration to practice with your invisible six-string? These tracks from 10 killer bands playing the Zippo Encore stage should do it…
10. Skindred – Kill The Power
You’re gonna need to team up with a friend for this track – one of you on air guitar duty and the other to do Benji Webbe rap hands plus ‘AND WHAT?’ gestures in the background. If there was actually any power in an air guitar battle, you’d kill it easy peasy.
9. Bury Tomorrow – Watcher
The complicated guitar solo in this song from the Southampton metallers is gonna take some practicing, even if you are just pretending. Doesn’t hurt to be thorough now, does it? Dust off your air guitar and get Googling those YouTube tutorials.
8. Jane's Addiction – Three Days
Fancy yourself as the next Dave Navarro? Then this is the song for you to take on. We’re afraid you’re gonna have to play it shirtless if you wanna look like the real deal – so start working on some ab crunches. Wouldn’t hurt to cut out bread for a couple weeks, either.
7. Glassjaw – Tip Your Bartender
If you like your silent guitars to sound heavy and groovy, then a Glassjaw track might suit you. Personally, we’d go with anything from 2002’s Worship And Tribute. We’ve picked Tip Your Bartender for ease of learning, but we really don’t think anyone would mind if you ran through the entire album.
6. NOFX – Stickin' In My Eye
Hard fast and relentless is how you’re gonna need to replicate these guys. Might we recommend a 15-minute sit down and a Red Bull before you commence your performance? That, or play it punk in drublic, so you don’t care that you’re rubbish.
5. Don Broco – Priorities
Fancy busting out some slow and funky dance moves during your air guitar slot? Then this track by the Bedford pop-rockers should suit you. Treat yourself to a cheeky Nando’s after, since air guitaring is hungry work, and it’s what Broco would want. Good luck finding a Nando’s at Download.
4. Billy Talent – Rusted From The Rain
If you play this song like matthewfreire28 from YouTube, you’ll have everyone in the comments section telling you you’re shit and you messed it up. Don’t listen to them, though, they’re just jealous of your mad skills! Although, maybe matthewfreire28's guitar was rusted from the rain :(
3. Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul
If Twin Atlantic frontman Sam McTrusty can put the sun in an elevator, you can definitely go out and win a damn Zippo Encore air guitar competition. Unless he was talking about the Sun newspaper, then well, you’re on your own. Sorry!
2. Architects – Naysayer
You better hope you’ve got some slender fingers for this intricate number from Architects’ 2014 album Lost Forever // Lost Together! If you haven’t, then you’re just gonna have to milk the headbang pauses. Like really milk them. We’re pretty sure no-one will notice…
1. All Time Low – A Love Like War
The Maryland pop-punks aren’t exactly known for their guitar work, which is why we’ve left this song ’til last. Perfect for those who’ve had too much to drink, or just didn’t bother practicing. Run around a lot like guitarist Jack Barakat and tell some dick jokes for extra authenticity points. Then go collect your trophy.
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