César López (musician)

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César "Vampiro" López (born March 19, 1968, in Guadalajara, Mexico) is one of the best-known rock guitarists in Latin America. He has formed part of several well-known bands of the Latin American world, including Maná, Azul Violeta and Jaguares. He was also in the band of Gerardo Enciso.

He was a member of Maná from 1991 to 1994. With Maná, he recorded the hit record ¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños? ("Where will the children play?") In 1992. Many Latin Americans know his name from the song "Me Vale" which begins with the phrase "Echale Vampiro" ("Play it Vampire!"). He left Mana and began to play again with his band Azul Violeta, with songs like Solo por hoy and Tu luz among others.

He started playing with Jaguares in 1998 and can be heard on the records Bajo el azul de tu misterio (1999), Cuando la sangre galopa (2001), El primer instinto (2002), Crónicas de un laberinto (2005) and 45 (2008) . For [45] the group won a Grammy Award for "Latin Album Best Alternative / Rock" and two Latin Grammys: "Best Rock Album" (for 45) and "Best Rock Song" (for Entre tus Jardines).[1] Jaguares separated in 2010, with the reintegration of the band Caifanes (which includes Jaguares' vocalist, drummer and keyboardist).

Lopez has participated in various musical projects, recording and playing concerts as a guest. He has played at times with Belanova, Los Concorde, Monoplasma,and Pastilla.

In 2014 he joined Cristian Castro's rock group, La Esfinge.

Lopez is a vegetarian and has appeared in campaigns for PETA.[2]


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