Categories: METALNEWS

Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro Recalls How He Joined Megadeth


In a new appearance on Duke TV, the 47-aged Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who joined the American heavy metal band Megadeth in 2015, has remembered how he joined Megadeth and revealed the facts about it.

Kiko said he got a call from the band’s bassist, David Ellefson, and immediately called the members of the Angra band that he was part of at that time.

“I got a call from [bassist] Dave Ellefson: Dave Mustaine asked me to join Megadeth. There was no audition, actually, but the first thing I did after telling my wife was to call the guys [in Angra].

“Actually, Rafael [Bittencourt, co-founding guitarist] didn’t answer because he’s always hard to get to… Anyway, I talked to Felipe [Andreoli, Angra bassist from 2001], I talked to the manager, to Rafael maybe the next day…”

He said that the members of the band said to him that it was a great opportunity and that he should accept it. Then he talked about his first activities with Megadeth.

“And then all of them were, like, ‘Of course, you have to do it, it’s a great opportunity.’ So when I got the blessing from them, I was excited to go to Tennessee, to Nashville, to talk to Dave Mustaine, and then the whole thing happened.

“Then I stayed a month in Nashville to do pre-production and recordings, and straight from that we went to Japan to play.”

Kiko concluded his words with touching his relationship with the Angra.

“I still have this friendship, I’m kind of part of the band. I’m not on stage, but I still feel like whenever they need me – I do regular phone calls with them, Bruno [Valverde] just did the drums for my new solo album, Felipe always played my solo stuff when I do my trio shows…”

Kiko Loureiro rocked the stage with the Brazilian heavy metal band Angra between 1994-2015.


Eray Erel

Hello dear Readers, I'm Eray. English is not my first language and I could make a grammar mistake. I'm trying to improve my English every day and I won't stop till I exactly learn. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact me if you have any problems or questions:

Recent Posts

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Recalls The Last Moment He Lived With The Yardbirds

The 76-year-old English musician Jimmy Page, best known as the founder/guitarist of the world-class rock band Led Zeppelin, has just… Read More

8 mins ago

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine’s Daughter Shows Her Beauty With Stunning Selfie

The American recording artist/actress Electra Mustaine, also known as the daughter of the American heavy metal band Megadeth lead vocalist… Read More

2 hours ago

Ex-Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Comments On The Idea Of Making A Black Sabbath Tribute Album

During a new interview with The Metal Voice, current Greek power metal band Firewind guitarist Gus G, best known as the… Read More

4 hours ago

Joe Satriani Answered If He Will Write A Song About Coronavirus

In a new live Q&A podcast on his official social media account, the American musician Joe Satriani was asked if… Read More

6 hours ago

Tony Iommi Reveals Rare-Known Moments About Black Sabbath: “We Worked In Factories”

In a new appearance on Guitar World, Tony Iommi, the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, has… Read More

7 hours ago

Queen’s Brian May Excited The Fans: “We WILL Rock You, Again”

The English rock band Queen guitarist Brian May has just updated his official social media account with a new micro-moment… Read More

9 hours ago

This website uses cookies.