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Steve Vai's "Bad Horsie" Played on Cello — Video

Below, check out a recently posted—and top-notch—cello cover of Steve Vai's "Bad Horsie" by cellist Ryan Knott.

The performance, which was shot by Adam Brown in what looks like a simple rehearsal studio, features Zach Miller on drums.

"Bad Horsie," a track from Vai's 1995 album, Alien Love Secrets, was derived from a riff Vai played during the final scenes of the 1986 film Crossroads.

Vai's version of the tune is considered one of the best-ever wah-wah recordings by Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.