Tosin Abasi confirmed as Bill & Ted 3’s official “air shredder”

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Today in most excellent and resplendent news, Tosin Abasi has been confirmed as Bill and Ted 3’s official “air shredder” – which means every time the titular duo make eye contact and air guitar, it’s Abasi’s electric guitar licks you’re hearing.

The Animals As Leaders guitar hero picks up the mantle from Steve Vai, who handled air guitar duties in the second film, and Stevie Salas, who delivered licks in the first.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.