When fans attend concerts of their favorite musicians, they sometimes wave banners that express their devotion to the artist or band on stage.
But when 11-year-old Aidan Fisher attended a Steel Panther concert in December, he brandished a very different kind of sign -- one that challenged the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band to a guitar duel.
“[T]hey've brought people out of the audience to play before, so I thought, what the heck, we'll make a sign and see what happens,” the boy's dad, who had accompanied him to the concert in Kansas City, Mo., told KETV.
During the show, the band took notice of the young man's challenge and called him on stage. It was then that Aidan, now with a guitar in hand, blew the audience away by shredding not one, but two impressive guitar solos.
As the Kansas City Star writes, Aidan's rendition of Eddie Van Halen’s solo "Eruption" "was so impressive that the band kept him on stage for Van Halen’s version of ‘You Really Got Me.’”
Since being uploaded on YouTube on Dec. 23, the cell phone video of Fisher's performance has gone viral, racking up more than 1.3 million views thus far.
"This kids rocks," wrote one impressed YouTuber after watching the clip. "I wish I had that much talent on the guitar."