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!

For more about Texas Blues Alley, visit texasbluesalley.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.