hmm..i dont think its possible to blend shredd into mainstrea,
firstly, most people dont like shredd and fast riffs..they like catchy electronic pop tunes and stuff which they can hum or sing along to. secondly, throwing in some shredd parts into a mainstream pop song just sounds weird..imagine listening to some stupid backshit boys love song and suddenly some crazy shredding solo comes in the middle..weird ain't it? [img]images/smilies/headscratch.gif[/img] thirdly, shredding might not appeal to most people if in excessive amounts aka malmsteen, rusty cooley
because its just like a flurry of emotionless dead notes, yea some shredd is nice it spices up the song but if done too excessively..its just boring..i think that's why 80s hair bands died out...
just my 2 cents worth [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]