The Full Monte: Guitar Great Pittman Goes Solo at Yahoo!

Jamie Andrews
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Few musicians can claim as impressively diverse a résumé as Monte Pittman's. He's been a member of the iconic metal band Prong, has been Madonna's guitarist for more than 10 years (he's the man who actually taught Madge how to play!), and most recently, he served as the guitarist for Adam Lambert and musical director of Adam's Glam Nation Tour. He's also played with Melanie C and Sophie Ellis Bextor, among others.

Somehow in between all those engagements, Monte has managed to maintain a solo career, starting with 2009's The Deepest Dark and this year's Pain, Love & Destiny, which was funded by $65,000 raised by Monte's devoted fans on Kickstarter. And he even managed to make time in his schedule to come by Yahoo! Music to play three tracks off the album.

Check out Monte's performances below--and you'll see that even acoustically, he still rocks.