Kiko Loureiro shares Megadeth audition tape for Holy Wars and Trust - one day after learning to play the songs

A few weeks ago, Kiko Loureiro posted an audition video of himself playing Megadeth’s Hangar 18, which he shot as a tryout for the lead guitar slot in the band in 2015. Amazingly, Loureiro had only learned the song the day before filming the clip.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.