“Bad to the Bone” is a song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers released in 1982. It was not a major hit on initial release, but later the video for the song made recurrent appearances on the  MTV. Licensing for films, television, and commercials has since has helped make “Bad to the Bone” a staple of classic rock.

To play this song, you’ll first want to tune to open G tuning. Here’s how to do it:

Now that you’re in tune, let’s learn the riff: