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There are at least 2 artists with the name Michael Angelo, one is an obscure American psychedelic band and the other is a mistag of a guitar player named Michael Angelo Batio.

Michael Angelo Batio (pronounced “Bah-tee-ohh”) is an American instrumental rock guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northeastern Illinois University and received a bachelor’s degree in music theory. Having played guitar since the age of ten, Batio is often referred to as the fastest guitar shredder of all time.

Michael is one of the originators and pioneers of the entire “Shred” Guitar genre. Michael showcased guitar techniques and innovations, for the first time, on his early instructional programs as well as in live performances, that are now considered “standard techniques” among guitarists throughout the entire world.

Batio is ambidextrous, and can play two guitars at the same time — either in synchronized or separate harmonies. He also invented and successfully played the very first ‘quad’ guitar. However, the instrument was stolen during a Nitro show in El Paso, Texas, and only two of the four parts required for its assembly have ever been recovered. It is because of this that he has not played the quad guitar in many years. Dean Guitars has recently recreated this legendary instrument with a new custom paint job, especially for Batio. The Double Guitar is another of his innovative inventions (along with the ‘string dampener’), which he commonly uses live and in studio recordings.

Guitar One magazine named Batio the #1 fastest shredder in the world in April 2003.


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  • Punching_joe

    Michael Angelo Batio is correct tag only for guitarist!

    14 May 1:22pm Reply
  • Giru666Metal

    Correct tag is Michael Angelo Batio [4]

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • encoder6

    Correct tag is Michael Angelo Batio [3]

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JackHot


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  • MaidenSlayer


    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • veila0224

    guitar god

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • veila0224


    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    Correct tag is Michael Angelo Batio [2]

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • vasdommes

    I like his first album, "No boundaries", and his cover album "Hands Without Shadows". There are nice and soulful musical ideas in this albums.

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • StDionysus

    I like the dude who isn't a complete tool .

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • PsychoBells

    Michael Angelo Batio sucks dick at the guitar. who ever would have guessed even after putting that many hours into an instrument the man still couldnt write a song to save his life?

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • MrGalaxy

    erm, mistag? Michael Angelo is techno. At least the one i know. not a random hairy guitarrist. sorry to the fans

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • Lyrilessman

    He plays extremely great and the cooler part is he has a 4 way guitar.

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • drownedinblood

    he's the best

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • aliustaoglu

    mistagged. u may say michael angelo but must write michael angelo batio :)

    22 Nov 2008 Reply
  • UponDoom

    WRONG TAG FUCKTARDS! Correct tag is Michael Angelo Batio

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
  • pseudo-sruti

    I hear that psychadelic [sic] band is pretty nice.

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Terminator3

    Check out this link for the world's most underated axeman!

    7 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Jc1990

    look two hands

    22 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Sprandel17

    He's doulbe Yngwie. I like Yngwie's speed and technique, but not his feeling or songwriting... Same goes for MAB, but to the max. He is fast, he is amazing, but his talent isn't put to the best use, Paul Gilbert uses all of his talent properly though!

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
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