MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Plays His First Rig Again - "When I Was 15, I Was Practicing Only With This"
November 25, 2022, 10 months ago
The Captain at Andertons Music Co. recently caught up with Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who discussed his inspirations, his career with Angra, performing live, and being a member of Megadeth. They close the interview with Loureiro playing through his first ever rig set-up again.
During a September interview on Detroit radio station WRIF's Meltdown program, Megadeth frontman / founder Dave Mustaine revealed the band had recorded a Judas Priest cover for an upcoming Amazon project. He later revealed on BBC's The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker for the program's Rock God segment the Judas Priest song in question was "Delivering The Goods" from the Killing Machine / Hell Bent For Leather album, released in 1978.
Mustaine: "I had no idea how much Glenn Tipton and Judas Priest had influenced my guitar playing until I recently covered 'Delivering The Goods' with my band, Megadeth, and got to go over all those guitar riffs again. It was really revealing to me how much Glenn's playing had influenced me."
"I remember when I was living with my mom and we moved in with my middle sister - I have three older sisters - and she was married to a police officer that was the Chief Of Police in a city called Stanton in California. He walked into his house and heard Priest blaring in the bedroom I was sharing with their son; that was the first time I ever stood up for metal. And when he stomped out, you know what I did? I put the record back on."
Check out the clip here.
The song is available exclusively via Amazon Music here.