Madonna is a fifty-six year old mother of four and she'll be damned if she stops rocking out now. Over the weekend, Madge posted a short Instagram clip of herself rocking a flying V plugged into an Orange Amps Rockerverb combo as she attempts to get through the opening riff of the Led Zep classic "Whole Lotta Love."
Sure, she is no Tosin Abasi, but you have to give the pop star credit for trying and even caring about playing guitar.
Madonna was famously trained by her backup guitarist and renowned metalhead Monte Pittman. Pittman was initially hired by Madonna's former husband Guy Ritchie to give Ritchie guitar lessons when Ritchie had a broken foot. Madonna got Ritchie the guitar to distract him during his injury. Eventually, Ritchie got Madonna a guitar as well and Pittman trained her and eventually joined her backing band. He talked about it a bunch when we interviewed him on the Livecast.
You might recall, a few years back, Madonna performed Pantera's "A New Level" live and the internet absolutely lost its shit. Hopefully, they'll be kinder to Madge this time around.