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10 Ways to Help Your Band Hate You

Here's a recent video from Texas Blues Alley, the gang that brought you How to Be a Jerk Guitarist in 10 Easy Steps.

This one, which features TXBA's Anthony Stauffer, is called "10 Ways to Help Your Band Hate You."

"This video presents 10 great tips for becoming your band's most favorite member," Stauffer says. "These tips will ensure you can stay in this band for a long time—and definitely not get fired. You can take these tips seriously because I'm a guitar teacher ... on the internet."

Tips include "Be hard to contact," "Discuss politics and dietary views during setup," "Keep your gear interesting" and more. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.