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Madonna Guitarist Monte Pittman Shreds "La Isla Bonita"

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Madonna's longtime guitarist, Monte Pittman, recently visited Guitar World HQ in New York City to demonstrate a little something he's obviously been working on in his spare time: a killer shred-guitar version of Madonna's 1987 hit single, "La Isla Bonita."

You can watch him "crank up the heat" on one of his boss's favorite tunes below. Note that the actual shredding starts right around the 2:40 mark.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.