Related Information for Michael Angelo Batio MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (pronounced "Bay-tee-ohh") is an American instrumental progressive rock guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northeastern Illinois University and received a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. Having played guitar since the age of ten, Batio was voted the "Number 1 Shredder of All Time" by Guitar One Magazine. In November 2011 Michael won and placed 1st in the Guitar World magazine Readers Choice Award for the "F.. read more