Technical Difficulties, the third studio album by Racer X, was released in late 1999.
One of the album's many shred highlights is its instrumental title track, which was composed by Paul Gilbert and Racer X drummer Scott Travis.
In the pro-shot, partially split-screen video below, however, we find Gilbert playing "Metal Dog," an early version of "Technical Difficulties," way back in 1994. The clip is actually from an instructional video called "Paul Gilbert's Terrifying Guitar Trip."
The song, in its later "Technical Difficulties" incarnation, would go on to appear in the 2009 video game Brütal Legend and was covered by cellist duo 2Cellos on their 2012 album, In2ition. They even shot a music video for it, and we've included it below. We've also included a clip of Gilbert playing "Technical Difficulties" from around the same time. Enjoy!