The latest tot to grace the show is 9-year-old guitar prodigy Taj Farrant from Australia, who nailed Slash’s wild guitar solo in the Guns N’ Roses hit, “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
Decked in a hat, dreadlocks and a jean jacket, he sat down with DeGeneres to chat, where he revealed that he’s only been playing for about two years and didn’t play any instruments before. “All I did really was play video games on the PS4 and that was it,” he explained.
“My dad took me to an AC/DC concert two and a half years ago, and I was on my pop’s shoulders and I said ‘I want to do that for the rest of my life,'” he said of the moment he knew that he wanted to learn guitar.
He also casually mentioned that he can play any song after “a few tries,” and explained the art of guitar faces. “Every note makes a different emotion for the face, and sometimes I start crying because the music takes over me.”