Michael Angelo Batio born February 23, 1956) also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is a guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois. His work has encompassed many genres, notably metal and its subgenres. Batio was voted the "No. 1 Shredder of All Time" by Guitar One Magazine in 2003. He was also listed as one of the "Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" by Guitar World Magazine, for which he wrote the column Time to Burn, and one of the "20 Greatest Shredders of All Time" by Total Guitar Magazine, both in April 2008. Batio also won the 2009 Guitar World Magazine Readers Choice award in the "Best Shredder" category. In November 2011, Michael won the Guitar World Magazine Readers Choice Award and was voted the "Fastest Guitarist of All Time." Over 440,000 votes were cast.
This is the original "shredder's bible" created in 1991 and still a standard reference for all neoclassical guitarists. Although Michael recently revised this program it's difficult to top the original because there's still plenty of relevant information taught here.
Michael Angelo Batio created the original Speed Kills DVD to be the ultimate guitar lesson on speed picking technique. This instructional video is legendary for its ability to raise a guitarist's skills to the next level and beyond. With Speed Kills you're learning from the fastest guitarist on the planet.