Everyone has that one (or 10) rock song that they love singing along to, regardless of how much beer you’ve had. And when it comes to that one solo at the end – it’s air-guitar time, baby! But what if I told you air-guitar isn’t the only way to “play along”?
That’s right, metalheads and rock enthusiasts, get ready to learn ALL the signature moves! Maybe you’ve seen them all, maybe just some of them, but all of them are truly iconic. Loosen up and get ready to rock out to these 10 signature Rock star moves!
ZZ Top: 360 Guitar Spinning
This is still one of my favorite ZZ Top songs, and it’s cool to know that this is where their “spinning guitars” debuted, fully covered in white sheep’s wool.
Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses: Snake Dance
By oozing sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, the G’n’R frontman, Axl Rose, truly made the snake dance his signature move. Even if you’re just listening to their power ballads, you’re automatically swaying from side to side like a snake, without even realizing it. I know I am!
Gene Simmons of KISS: Tongue Shenanigans
Whoever said that size doesn’t matter, definitely hadn’t met Gene Simmons. That dude’s tongue is enormous, but the way he wagged that thing during the concerts…Wow! Let’s just say that the girls in their shows all wanted to get a kiss from Gene, if you’re picking up what I’m putting down.
Jimi Hendrix: Guitar with his Teeth
Have you ever been so hungry you started shredding your electric guitar with your teeth in the middle of a huge concert? Yeah, me neither, but Jimi-boy here actually made it his signature move! Not bad for a genius guitarist, am I right?
Chuck Berry: Duck Walk
Chuck was one of the first Rock’n’Roll masters, who “glued” R&B and guitar solos to get a whole new genre. One day his stage bravado took over his body and he did his duck walk. That one-legged hop soon became one of the first and most iconic moves, and was even later adopted by…
Angus Young of AC/DC: Guitar Spasms
Sure, Angus did love the duck walk, but his signature move is even crazier than Chuck’s! If you’ve seen the “spasms”, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t – well watch the video, ya dummy!
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones: Rooster Strut
Mick Jagger has got some freaking moves! And one of them was actually inspired by Tina Turner’s spirited dance moves. Jagger then added his own flair, and incessant energy, to create that signature rooster strut.
Michael Jackson: Crotch Grab
Do I even need to comment on this? Probably not, since 99.99% of people reading this have seen his Moonwalk, his “lean-in”, and of course the crotch grab.
Pete Townshend of The Who: Windmill Strum
The windmill strum looks quite easy, but in reality, it’s not. Go try it, I have all the time in the world!
Hah, one of you actually tried it, didn’t you? Trust me you didn’t look like a fool at all!
Elvis Presley: Gyrating Hips
By now you’ve been probably asking yourself “where’s Elvis? Did they forgot about The King?”
No, no, chill, the King of Rock’n’Roll is here, and he’s ready to swing those hips all day long (since, you know, it’s a video that you can replay). There’s even a rumor that Elvis’ dance moves were so risqué for the general audience at that time, so CBS wanted to show him only from the waist up. Why am I not surprised?