“Smile and keep going. That’s my message”: Watch the moment Kiko Loureiro’s strap falls off mid-solo – in front of Guthrie Govan

Kiko Loureiro
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Kiko Loueiro has been keeping himself busy since leaving Megadeth last year, but his recent cameo appearance jamming live with Guthrie Govan didn't quite go to plan.  

It reads like something from a nightmare: you’ve been invited up on stage to jam with one of the best guitarists in the world, you play a big, soul-stirring bend... and then your guitar falls from its strap and slams on the floor. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.