Shred for Satriani with Guitar Idol

Shredding frets online on Guitar Hero 3 can only get you so far. Nuff respect from your mates, 'axe elbow' and abusive messages from beaten Xbox Live

Shredding frets online on Guitar Hero 3 can only get you so far. Nuff respect from your mates, 'axe elbow' and abusive messages from beaten Xbox Live opponents are a given, but what about real rock star adulation and a path to stardom? For that, you could try taking part in the world's first online guitar competition.Guitar Idol will take place at the London International Music Show with the winner bagging 'masses of prizes' and the honour of opening for world famous fret molester, Joe Satriani. All budding Brian Mays need to do is submit a 3-minute example of their own riffage to the Guitar Idol site. The ten who gain the most votes from the public and panel of judges will have to wow rock fans at The London Guitar Show on June 14, with the winner then sharing stage space with the man Satriani himself.Looks like our Show Us Your Stuff contestant CanineFelineTheBand could show them a thing or two, but i'm more Joe Pesci than Satriani, so i'm off to practice my power chords.