Tosin Abasi Revealed as Official 'Bill & Ted 3' “Air Shredder”
The Animals as Leaders maestro follows in the footsteps of Steve Vai and Stevie Salas.
Animals as Leaders guitar maestro Tosin Abasi has confirmed that he is the official "air shredder" of Bill & Ted Face the Music, the new, third installment in the Bill & Ted film series.
This means that every time Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves' titular characters make eye contact and engage in some emphatic air guitar, you'll be hearing Abasi's licks.
Abasi follows in the footsteps of his Generation Axe bandmate Steve Vai, who provided the air guitar licks in 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Stevie Salas, who provided them for 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
“So, when you go see the @billandted3 movie tomorrow and hear the air guitar moments, that’s me!” Abasi said in an Instagram post (opens in new tab). “So awesome to be a part of something as epic as this and to follow in the footsteps of the OG’s Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt. Most excellent!”
So, when you go see the @billandted3 movie tomorrow and hear the air guitar moments, that’s me! 🙂🤘🏿 So awesome to be apart of something as epic as this and to follow in the footsteps of the OG’s @stevevaihimself and @nunobettencourtofficial. Most excellent !🔥 Tosin Abasi (opens in new tab)
A photo posted by @tosinabasi on Aug 27, 2020 at 12:12pm PDT
Gibson recently confirmed that it was sponsoring the movie, providing it with a bevy of Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer and Steinberger models.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is out today, and can be streamed on demand.
For more info, head on over to billandted3.com (opens in new tab).
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