Watch Willow Smith wield a Jackson V to spontaneously riff Deftones’ My Own Summer (Shove It)

Willow Smith
(Image credit: Jahi Jabari/Instagram)

It comes with the territory that, as guitar players, we often succumb to an overwhelming urge to jam our favorite riffs and solos. Whether players are rehearsing in their rooms or sound-checking on stage, those familiar fretboard frolics are almost too good to refuse.

It’s the same story for even the most polished and professional players, with Willow recently taking a brief time-out during a live set to casually riff away on Deftones’ My Own Summer (Shove it).

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.