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MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (pronounced "Bay-tee-ohh") is an American instrumental progressive rock guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northeastern Illinois University and received a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. Having played guitar since the age of ten, Batio was voted the "Number 1 Shredder of All Time" by Guitar One Magazine. In November 2011 Michael won and placed 1st in the Guitar World magazine Readers Choice Award for the "Fastest Guitarist of All Time." Over 440,000 votes… read more

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  • Avatar for rOnieAirhead
    guy needs a haircut so bad
  • Avatar for Rubberbandman16
    Been following him since Nitro
  • Avatar for bloody72
    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Michael Angelo Batio
  • Avatar for GodofDeathMetal
    I hope he does a clinic at mah local music store Rockland Music. :P
  • Avatar for thyPPKERU
    sola pra caraio
  • Avatar for Hawk18727
    In my book, 2x Again is one of the best intrumental pieces ever written.
  • Avatar for Cheddarlicious
    Not bad.
  • Avatar for JoeWilson27
    Guitar God
  • Avatar for hanyuuchan
    i think batio is so underrated. he has many good song with emotion and not have fast-like-god speed, such as Peace, Diary of an Empty Life, Rain Forest, and Prog Revisited. in addition, his cover version of randy rhoads and darrel dimebag is totally awesome.
  • Avatar for guitarjamjohnny
    It is all about the music! Keep on Rock N!

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