Watch Alex Skolnick Jam Devo’s “Whip It” On a Couch in Brooklyn

When he’s not playing alongside Duff McKagan in the Guns N’ Roses bassist’s band, Loaded, guitarist Mike Squires likes to sit on his couch in his Brooklyn apartment and jam out to some of his favorite songs. Sometimes, he even invites other musicians, like McKagan or Testament’s Alex Skolnick (who you can check out playing Devo’s “Whip It,” above) to join him. The result is Couch Riffs, one of the more unusual, and also pretty awesome, new guitar series to hit the web.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.