Nili Brosh: "I try to be diverse because I want to feel challenged – I don't want to feel like I'm doing the same thing all the time"

Nili Brosh
(Image credit: Nili Brosh)

There's an argument to be made that the greatest pop-song guitar solo belongs to Eddie Van Halen. In just over 40 seconds, the late, great EVH jammed all his best tricks into Michael Jackson’s Beat It: the tapping, the harmonics, the dive bombs, the tremolo picking – all while elevating one of the best songs by the most famous artist of his day to a whole new level, driving into that last chorus with the momentum of a freight train.

But Eddie, for all his talent, never had to play those licks in heels while an acrobat did distracting, death-defying flips dozens of feet overhead.

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.