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Guitarist Marty Friedman recently appeared as a guest on the late-night television talk show “The Artie Lange Show” alongside guests Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs) and former football quarterback Warren Moon.
Friedman appeard to promote his upcoming release “Inferno,” which is due out in May. You can view the full interview in the clips provided below. More...
GearGods.net has posted live footage of shredder Marty Friedman performing live at the Boss/Roland booth during the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA last week.
Marty Friedman, who made history as lead guitarist in the bands Megadeth and Cacophony, has been a rare sight in the USA for over a decade. Watch the footage below for an exclusive peak at Marty's return with this intimate NAMM performance. More...
Marty Friedman has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, "Inferno." The brand new song "Steroidhead" can be streamed below.
"Steroidhead" sees Friedman backed by some notable young musicians -- Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (Skyharbor). Says Friedman: "I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on 'Steroidhead' certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music."
Due in May, "Inferno," is Friedman's first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and Revocation's David Davidson. In addition, "Inferno" includes Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony. More...
Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The label commented:
"Three recent albums by pioneering guitarist Marty Friedman – whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth and Cacophony continues to receive international acclaim to this day – will receive North American releases by Prosthetic Records on August 14.
"Two of the titles – 2010's Bad D.N.A. and 2008's Future Addict – have until this year only been available in Japan, where Friedman now lives, while 2006's acclaimed Loudspeaker, originally released Stateside by Shrapnel Records, will be made available domestically once again.
"You can head over to this location now to pre-order a bundle consisting of all three titles!"
New live footage has made its way online featuring Orphaned Land guitarist Yossi Sassi joining guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman on stage for the performance of Thunder March. You can check out the footage, which was taken during Friedman's May 31 concert at Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv, Israel, in the player below.
Former Megadeth axeman Marty Friedman, who currently lives in Japan, has posted the following statement online announcing that he will be selling his own Megadeth-era guitars for help in the relief of Japanese earthquake vicitims.
"Thank you all for your support and prayers. I am 100% fine, 100% healthy and in better shape than ever. However, there are many, many people here in Japan that are facing an unbelievable tragedy.
"It's time to go to the next step. I will be auctioning ALL of my guitars from the Megadeth-era and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the earthquake relief.
"I am going to L.A. right NOW to the climate controlled lockup where all the guitars have been in their cases since January 2000. All guitars I used on all the Megadeth recordings, tours, videos, everything WILL be auctioned off.
"When I get to the lockup, I will do my best to sort out which was used for what (I suck at that...I'm sure many of you guys know better than I do) and notate as many details as possible. Pictures, descriptions and how to bid will all be up on my U.S. website as well as my Japanese website within 2-3 days.
"I have NEVER sold ANY of my guitars before; this is the only way these guitars will leave my possession. I urge you to please spread the word and most of all BID HIGH. You will be putting a huge deposit in the 'karma bank' and have some pretty cool guitars to show for it. DO IT!"
More information will be posted online as it is made available.
Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has announced the following European solo tour dates:
May 05 - Bibelot - Dordrecht, Netherlands
May 06 - Underworld - London, UK
May 07 - Spirit '66 - Verviers, Belgium
May 08 - [to be announced] - Paris, France
May 10 - Rock Star Live - Bilbao, Spain
May 11 - Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain
May 12 - Salamandra - Barcelona, Spain
May 14 - Jailbreak - Rome, Italy
May 15 - Bloom - Mezzago, Italy
May 17 - Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Republic
May 18 - Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
May 19 - A38 - Budapest, Hungary
May 20 - SKC - Belgrade, Serbia
May 21 - RBF Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 22 - Romeo & Juliet - Istanbul, Turkey
May 23 - 312 Arena - Ankara, Turkey
May 24 - Noxx - Izmir, Turkey
May 26 - Eightball Club - Thessaloniki, Greece
May 27 - AN Club - Athens, Greece
May 28 - Tochka - Moscow, Russia
May 29 - Jagger Club - St. Petersburg, Russia
May 31 - Reading 3 - Tel-Aviv, Israel