“I was playing a Van Halen solo in my mind”: Post Malone trips up during Tiny Desk performance – because he was busy thinking about Eddie Van Halen’s playing

Post Malone performs an NPR Tiny Desk concert
(Image credit: NPR Music/YouTube)

Though he’s predominantly known as a pop-rap superstar, Post Malone is actually also quite the guitarist, and a rather underrated one at that. 

His impressive resume of collaborative credits will testify to that fact: he’s road-tested a Gibson SG at Norman’s Rare Guitars, played an acoustic guitar alongside Andrew Watt, and he’s even jammed with Jared Dines.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.