New U.S. Air Guitar Champ Crowned!

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 NYC. 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 NYC competitor Andrew “William Ocean” Litz, who is known for his ability to flatten cans of Sparks malt liquor with his tush during performances.

Hot Lixx will head to Finland in September where he’ll represent the United States in the world championships. We hope he’ll fare better than our national soccer team did in the World Cup.

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