Grégoire Korniluk - FIRST CONCERT EVER

Join us as Grégoire Korniluk tells you the story of his first concert.

Grégoire Korniluk - FIRST CONCERT EVER
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In this First Concert Ever segment, the metal musician, Grégoire Korniluk, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story below:

Except classical concerts, my parents used to take me at many of them from my early age, my first non classical concert was Metallica, in 1996 for their « Load album Tour », in Paris, September 15th; I was 15. A dream came true! I was (and still) so into their music, since the age of 10. My best friend lent me a tape of Master of Puppets and it was a shock! The perfect balance between heaviest stuff ever and melody! I became a huge Metallica fan right away. But I’ve had to hide to listen to my tapes, because my parents were pretty strict, especially concerning my musical tastes :)

At home there was an old classical guitar which belonged to my mother but she never played it, so I took it and started to play it and learn by myself Metallica’s songs, which was pretty challenging on a shitty classical guitar! Luckily my cello technic helped me for that, especially for the left hand (I was playing the cello for 4 years at that time). I got my first electric guitar long time later (Grassroots Kirk Hammett model), in 1996 maybe 6 months before seeing them live.

As we were living quite far from Paris, my mother drove me to the venue and waited for me outside during the whole showtime; I went alone! I didn’t care, all I wanted was to see and hear my idols. I remember that huge central stage (8 form) with 2 drums kits and the incredible production with pyro, fake fire, stunts,…..What a show!! And of course they were kings, playing great all that songs I knew by heart, I actually lost my voice for 3 days after that :)

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