A Rocking Gesture: Roots of the Sign of the Slayer



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King of Tone

Ronnie James Dio started it. His Italian grand-mother showed him it. It's like the Catholic equivalent of a middle finger.


nice,, somewhere i heard it was in the origins of heavy metal that some guitar player used to hold the pick with the ring and middle finger and index, and raised his arm and thats what people picked up he did .. thanks for killing that myth for me haha now i wont look like a fool for much longer

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