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Watch Megadeth's Kiko Loureiro Shred on an 8-String Guitar

How did you spend your Labor Day? If you’re Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro, you posted a video of yourself hanging out in a recording studio and working on some 8-string guitar shred licks.

Loureiro, who uploaded the video to his official YouTube account yesterday, wrote: “I'm trying to get used to the size of an 8 string neck, so I'm just jamming randomly  over this endless loop. Here's 8 minutes of it. Let me know if it's boring or not...”

Check out Loureiro’s licks below:

 

 

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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.