Watch Kiko Loureiro React to Videos of Other Guitarists Playing His Solos

Kiko Loureiro recently posted a video to his official YouTube page showing the Megadeth guitarist reacting clips of other players covering his solos.

Among the many tunes that are covered in the video are “Dilemma” and "Escaping," from Loureiro’s 2005 solo album, No Gravity, and "Conquer or Die!” and “Dystopia,” from Megadeth’s most recent album, 2016’s Dystopia.

Regarding the “Dystopia” cover, which is performed by a young boy, Loureiro exclaims, “How old are you? 11? 12?” After the boy pulls off the particularly difficult hybrid-picked section of the solo, Loureiro comments, “That’s hard—I know!”

You can check out the full clip above.

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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.