Watch Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro Nail Blindfolded Guitar Challenge
The clip comes from a recent Twitch livestream Li did with Loureiro and subsequently shared on DragonForce's YouTube. Midway through the chat, the pair each test their talent on the six-string without the benefit of sight, using their face masks as blindfolds.
What the two can do on guitar without so much as peeping at the fretboard is impressive, and the musicians seem to have a gas with it — before starting their blindfolded guitar feats, Li tells Loureiro he "look[s] like a superhero" with his mask covering his eyes.
The DragonForce instrumentalist also jests that "Alex Skolnick played even better blindfolded," as pointed out by Guitar World. (The guitar mag further notes the impressiveness of both Li's blistering scale runs and Loureiro's smooth high-note bends.)
Megadeth's Metal Tour of the Year with Lamb of God, Trivium and Hatebreed starts on Aug. 20. This summer, Megadeth parted ways with longtime bassist David Ellefson amid a sex scandal centered on the band co-founder. James LoMenzo will now play bass on the tour.
Watch Li and Loureiro attempt the blindfold guitar challenge starting at 16:40 in the video below.