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Here’s What Happens When You Play Guitar With A Red Hot Nickel Ball

Everyone's favourite nickel ball is back with a brand new sound.

Screenshot: YouTube (carsandwater).

In life, there are three things that are inevitable. Death, taxes, and Mpora writing about red hot nickel ball videos. It doesn’t matter what you do, or how hard you fight it, you can’t escape these fundamental elements of your existence. Red hot nickel balls. Red. Hot. Nickel. Balls. RED. HOT. NICKEL. BALLS.

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And so, without further ado, let us introduce you to another video of a red hot nickel ball doing something interesting. This time, the red hot nickel ball is being put near and on an acoustic and electric guitar. Why? Because science has presumably already answered all those big questions about gravity, disease, and climate change.

Screenshot: YouTube (carsandwater).

We won’t lie to you. Guitars getting played with red hot nickel balls probably isn’t a sound you’ll being hearing on an Ed Sheeran album anytime soon. It’s pretty much the opposite of radio-friendly music. In fact, we hesitate to even call it music at all. It just sounds weird. Really weird. The type of bizarre audio you’d listen to while walking round a brand new exhibition at the Tate Modern.

And if you’ve ever wondered how a guitar string holds up to being in direct contact with the apocalyptic heat of a red hot nickel ball, wonder no longer. Answer: Not well. This investigative video really does cover all of the angles when it comes to exploring collaborations between guitars and red hot nickel balls.

Believe it or not, this video isn’t the first time red hot nickel balls have attempted to make a mark on the world of music. A quick look through the history books has revealed that red hot nickel balls have been hiding in plain sight at some of the most iconic gigs of both the 20th and 21st century. Don’t believe us? Check these images out.

Pictured: Red Hot Nickel Ball tapping the bongos behind Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock – 1969.
Pictured: Red Hot Nickel Ball live on stage With Nirvana (Unplugged) – 1993.
Pictured: Red Hot Nickel Ball shredding guitar for Queen at Wembley Stadium – 1986.
Pictured: Red Hot Nickel Ball fronting The Stone Roses at Spike Island – 1990.
Pictured: Red Hot Nickel Ball playing guitar for Blur at Glastonbury – 2009.

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