photo credit: YouTube via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Ah, air guitar. We’ve all done it in the privacy of our bedrooms, pretending to be Eddie Van Halen shredding “Eruption,” but there’s something about watching people you’d least expect go to town on their favorite guitar solo that makes you feel a little less cheesy. Last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon saw A-list actor and star of Assassin’s Creed Michael Fassbender engage in a fierce air guitar battle with Jimmy Fallon, decked out in an incredibly smart suit and his finest air guitar (we wonder what model it is) for nearly 5 minutes of absolutely hilarious shredding.
The pair traded ‘licks’ for the banjo theme from Deliverance, but the segment’s real shining moment came when Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” came over the loudspeaker and Fassbender immediately transformed into an air guitar god, channeling the late, great Randy Rhoads, complete with some pretty sweet headbanging to really bring it on home. If you’ve ever loved getting down in the privacy of your own home to your favorite guitar solo, give this video a watch – it’s guaranteed to get a giggle or two out of you, if you’re not too busy jamming along!