Megadeth’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, spoke in an interview prepared by the Rev 96.7 radio. The host of the radio program and Dave chatted about Megadeth’s past guitarists.
Dave Mustaine compared past guitarists and Kiko Loureiro. He said:
“Well, I’ve been really fortunate to play with many, many great guitar players, and Kiko is… Every day, it’s just a new experience seeing how deep his knowledge is of playing. Some other guitar players I’ve played with were really great at what they did, but their depth was only in one genre.
For example, Chris Poland is a remarkable jazz player, and I had to kind of teach him metal, because he didn’t know anything about it. And Marty [Friedman] was very much into metal but also had a lot of Middle Eastern playing styles. Now Kiko has metal, he’s got bossa nova, he’s got classical, flamenco… so many other different styles, so the possibilities are endless. And I think that’s evident on this new record. The guitar playing went up considerably from the last record [2013’s ‘Super Collider’, which featured Chris Broderick on lead guitar].”
Dave also tells they’re doing acoustic arrangements for new Megadeth songs. He said:
“We were working on acoustic arrangements of Megadeth songs, because we’ve got some acoustic shows coming up for charity. And when you do these songs acoustically, there’s a different flavor to it, because it takes on a whole kind of Spanish feel. And with Kiko’s background with bossa nova, with — like I said — classical, Spanish guitar, flamenco, so on, it’s just really amazing.”
You can listen to whole interview from below.