Now for the big news: 12-year-old sets new Guitar Hero record

EVERETT, Wash. — Lots of kids long for a special talent.

Dylan Phifer found his sitting in a brown leather chair in his living room.

The 12-year-old Everett boy's superpower is playing the popular video game Guitar Hero.

He's not just better than his friends and better than most of the much older players at the local game store.

He's one of the best in the world.

Right now a videotape and witness statements of his as-yet-unverified world-record performance are zipping toward Guinness World Records in England.

Dylan blasted out an astronomical 1,019,682 points by playing "Mercyful Fate" by Metallica at an Everett Game Crazy store over Labor Day weekend. The standing record for that song is 1,009,000.

"This kid is absolutely insane to say the least," said Drew McGillivray, the manager of Game Crazy in Everett. "I've never seen anyone perform like that."

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