Brazilian Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro revealed his favorite Metallica song in an Questions & Answers session in his official Youtube channel. The guitarist praised his bandmate/boss Dave Mustaine, revealing that his favorite song of the band was created by him. Dave Mustaine was in Metallica’s first encarnation and was fired by the band. After that, he created Megadeth.
“My favorite Metallica song is ‘Mechanix.’ I like Metallica, of course, and I saw Metallica for the first time live in ’89 in São Paulo, Brazil, and back then I was pretty young, I was 17. It was so hard to have any concerts in Brazil back then in ’89, so it was cool to see ‘…And Justice for All’ concert.”
“Then I think I’ve seen them some other times, and I had the chance to play festivals with them, so yeah, but the favorite song, of course, ‘Mechanix.'”
“Great question. Playing guitar, playing acoustic guitar, playing keyboards, piano, that’s home, you know, it feels like home, that’s my own mental, you know, it’s where I can go and find myself and it’s a superpower that all the musicians have.
“Just imagine music and melodies, and you can go anywhere, and you can feel good, and you can feel peaceful, and that’s it, you’re in a great place, it feels like home.
“And then I think it’s a great thing that music can give you, so if you don’t play any instrument, just go there and try to learn something because the guitar, ukulele or anything, drums, you can start singing because it’s the best thing you can do for you.
“I believe I will be playing music forever and yeah, it’s just part of me, but being a professional musician, that’s another thing, that’s another challenge. And you don’t need to be a professional musician to enjoy music, to have this great feeling that I was just trying to describe. Just go there and try to learn an instrument, and discover that yourself.”
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