Viral Video: 100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock and Roll)

In a new video that has gone absolutely viral, Alex Chadwick takes on the challenge of playing 100 riffs that add up to a chronological history of rock and roll. Check it out below.

Since being released just about a month ago, the video has racked up nearly 1.5 million views.

Alex played a 1958 Strat for the daunting feat, and you can find out more — not to mention view his pedalboard and amp setup — at

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.