Kiko Loureiro – Megadeth

Kiko Loureiro

  • DOB: June 16, 1972
  • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
  • Height: 1.82m
  • Weight: 80kg 179lb
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Status: Married
  • Siblings: Sister, Ana Beatriz Loureiro and Brother, Zeca loureiro
  • First Band: Angra


  • Band/Album:
    Led Zeppelin -Physical Graffiti
  • Movie:
  • Meal/Food:
    Brazilian Churrasco
  • Book:
    Jose Saramago – Death with Interruptions
  • Politician:
    years of disappointment... hard to answer that one
  • Historical Figure:
  • Holiday:
  • Megadeth solo:
    Tornado Of Souls
  • Venue:
    Anywhere in Japan
  • TV shows:
    House of Cards / Narcos
  • Hobbies:
    Play piano : )
  • Guitar:
    Ibanez KIKO100
  • Sport:
  • Season:
  • Vacation Spot:
    Jericoacoara BR
  • Websites:
    Seth Godin blog
  • Song from Dystopia:
    Poisonous Shadows


  • Most memorable concert:
    Angra Le Zenith Paris 1999 with Bruce Dickinson and Megadeth Wembley
  • What do you like to do to relax while touring:
    Read and Skype with family
  • Occupation if not a musician:
    Molecular Biologist
  • Musical Influences:
    Too many to mention.. Villa Lobos, Led Zeppelin, Allan holdsworth...
  • First concert ever seen:
    Venom and Exciter (my first metal international one)
  • Fondest memory:
    My daughter’s birth
  • Advice to other bands/musicians:
    "Believe in your Dreams" or "do what you love" only works if you work hard, be humble to always learn, develop an strategy and execute it
  • Most memorable tour story/experience:
    First leg of Dystopia tour in Oct/Nov 2015
  • Most important life lesson:
    Be vulnerable
  • Who would you want to play you in a movie:
    Rodrigo Santoro
  • Morning person or night owl:
  • Where/when would you go in a time machine:
    Watch Leonardo Da Vinci or Mozart working.
  • What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water:
    An yacht... if not possible an acoustic guitar, survival kit
  • What is the last book you read:
    What To Do When It’s Your Turn - Seth Godin.
  • What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour:
    Computer, book, musical instrument
  • What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album:
    composing, creating the first ideas.