In the video below, Kiko Loureiro teaches you how to play the guitar solo to the MEGADETH song "Bullet To The Brain", taken from the band's latest album, "Dystopia".
Last year, Kiko told Loud Trax that he initially had a difficult time figuring out how to plays the MEGADETH songs his own way while still staying true to the way the original guitar players recorded the tracks.
"When it comes to the rhythm parts, I play with Dave [Mustaine], so I have to match the way he plays, which is really hard, because he has his unique way of playing the rhythms, the riffs," he said. "That was the toughest part, I have to say. But now, I'm playing way better — the rhythms and the riffs now. I'm learning with the master, so it's great for me. And the solos, I don't play much [along to the albums] — I just listen and I try to get the vibe of the solos of the song, and then I keep listening and listening, and then I get the instrument and then I try to play. I've been playing guitar for many, many years, so I think it's just a combination of the feeling that I get from the song and then the way I play."
Mustaine told Revolver magazine that finding Loureiro "was really a mind-blower. It was the first time since Marty Friedman joined the band that I was really intimidated as a player," he said. "He's such an amazing talent, and he's been coming in with all of these fresh ideas." Mustaine has also called Loureiro the "best guitarist we've ever had," adding that he was a good fit personality wise. "Chris [Broderick] and I had a good chemistry, but we weren't really as close as I would have wanted us to be," Mustaine explained. "Kiko, I feel like I've known him for years."
Loureiro made his MEGADETH recording debut on the band's 15th studio album, "Dystopia", which was released in January 2016. A follow-up effort is tentatively due next year.