Watch the Wire Act online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Smokin' Blues-Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know
"Wire Act" is similar to a lick Jake E. Lee plays in the song "Highwire" by Badlands. Jake's fame started when he landed the gig replacing Randy Rhoads in Ozzy Osbourne's band. Those were big shoes to fill, but I think Jake did a great job. After unceremoniously being kicked out of the band, he started his own group called Badlands, which to me were one of the best blues-rock bands of the era. As a visual performer, Jake still stands as one of the coolest guitar players to watch. After a long sabbatical from music, I'm happy to say he is back on the road again. I know he has long been plagued by personal problems. I still think he's one of the coolest rock guitar players ever!