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11-Year-Old Li-sa-X Plays Kiko Loureiro’s “Gray Stone Gateway”

Eleven-year-old shredder Li-sa-X got the new year off to a start with her fret-burning cover of Kiko Loureiro’s “Gray Stone Gateway.”

The song comes from the Megadeth guitarist’s 2012 solo album, Sounds of Innocence.

Many of you will recall that we’ve featured Li-sa-X here before with her videos for Europe’s “Final Countdown,” Polyphia’s “Aviator” and Dream Theater’s “Lost Not Forgotten.”

We also shared a commercial for Japan Net Bank from early 2016 in which she shreds Schubert’s “Lullaby” using a debit card as a pick. Most recently we featured a video of Li-sa-X and Marty Friedman discussing shred and playing together.

Here’s hoping we see more from Li-sa-X in 2017.

For more of her videos, visit her YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.