New U.S. Air Guitar Champ Wins With 'Technical' Picking During METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman'

According to, San Francisco's Craig "Hot Lixx Hulahan" Billmeier took home the title at the fourth U.S. Air Guitar national finals, held in a sold-out Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Hot Lixx beat out fierce competition — including last year's reigning champion Fatima "Rockness Monster" Huang — with his blustery energy, south-of-the-border style, and technical picking during METALLICA's "Enter Sandman". His performance was so masterful that the judges overlooked the impressive butt-crushing skills of New York City competitor Andrew "William Ocean" Litz, who is known for his ability to flatten cans of Sparks malt liquor with his tush during performances.



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