Kiko Loureiro

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Kiko Loureiro
Loureiro in 2020
Loureiro in 2020
Background information
Birth namePedro Henrique Loureiro
Born (1972-06-16) 16 June 1972 (age 51)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Years active1988–present

Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro (born June 16, 1972) is a Brazilian guitarist. He has been a member of many heavy metal bands, such as Angra and Megadeth.

Career[change | change source]

Loureiro started playing acoustic guitar when he was 11 years old. He switched to playing the electric guitar when he was 13, because he liked many guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen. When he was 19, he helped make the Brazilian power metal band Angra.[1]

In April 2015, Loureiro joined American thrash metal band Megadeth.[2] This was because guitarist Chris Broderick left the band. While he was with the band, Megadeth won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1., Joao Duarte-J. Duarte Design-. "Biography". Archived from the original on 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
  2. "News |". 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
  3. Blabbermouth (2017-02-12). "MEGADETH Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 2022-09-28.