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Happy birthday, Marty Friedman

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Marty Friedman, lead guitarist of Megadeth from 1990 to 2000

Marty Friedman, lead guitarist of Megadeth from 1990 to 2000

Happy birthday, Marty Friedman...
Born Martin Adam Friedman on December 8 1962 in Laurel, Maryland, U.S., Marty Friedman is a musician and songwriter mostly known for being the lead guitarist of Megadeth from 1990 to 2000.
He began learning to play the guitar after attending a Kiss concert when he was 14. Self-taught, he formed a band not long after and they quickly started to play original songs rather than covers.
In 1981, he formed a band called Vixen. Their debut EP, Made In Hawaii, was released in 1983. The same year, they changed their name to Hawaii and released their debut album One Nation Underground (lineup: Gary St. Pierre (lead vocals, bass guitar), Marty Friedman (guitars, backing vocals), Jeff Graves (drums, backing vocals)). The band released another EP, Loud, Wild and Heavy (1984), and another album, Natives Are Restless (1985), before splitting up in 1985.
In 1986, along with Jason Becker, Marty formed a new band, Cacophony. The band's two albums, Speed Metal Symphony (1987) and Go Off! (1988), were considered as demonstrations of Jason Becker's and Marty's guitar playing skills. Their highly technical playing was typical of the 80s neoclassical metal.
In 1987, Marty performed as a session guitarist on Shout's debut album It Won't Be Long.
In 1988, Jason Becker and Marty both released their debut own solo albums: Marty released Dragon's Kiss and Jason Becker Perpetual Burn. They both performed on some tracks on each other's album. Not long after the release of these albums, Cacophony disbanded.
In 1989, he auditionned for Megadeth, which he officially joined in February 1990 (lineup: Dave Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Marty Friedman (lead guitar, backing vocals), David Ellefson (bass guitar, backing vocals), Nick Menza (drums, percussion, backing vocals)). His audition can be seen on the DVD Arsenal of Megadeth (2006).
Released in September 1990, Rust in Peace is Megadeth's most critically acclaimed album and also the first one featuring Marty and drummer Nick Menza.
In 1992, Megadeth released Countdown to Extinction and Marty also released a solo album called Scenes.
While being a member of Megadeth, Marty released two other solo albums, Introduction (1994) and True Obsessions (1996), on which his bandmate from Megadeth Nick Menza played the drums. True Obsessions also featured performances by drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin.
Marty recorded three other albums with Megadeth: Youthanasia (1994), Cryptic Writings (1997), and Risk (1999); before he, then tired of playing metal music and wanting to change of sound, left the band. He played his final show with Megadeth on January 14 2000.
Marty performed all the guitar solos on Tourniquet's 2003 album Where Moth and Rust Destroy except on the songs A Ghost at the Wheel and Convoluted Absolutes, those were performed by Bruce Franklin.
The same year, Marty released his fifth solo album, Music for Speeding, and moved to Tokyo, Japan, where he hosted television programs like Rock Fujiyama and Jukebox. He is also a contributing columnist to music magazines and national newspapers.
Marty's eighth solo album, Future Addict, was released in 2008 and is a collection of new versions of songs spanning his entire career, from his first band Deuce to J-pop themed metal new songs, including some songs from his time in Megadeth such as Tornado of Souls.
His following album, Tokyo Jukebox, was released in 2009 and is a cover album of Japanese songs chosen by Marty and by the readers of Nikkei Entertainment!.
In 2011, he released Tokyo Jukebox 2, another album of covers of Japanese songs.
Marty's lastest album, Inferno, was released in 2014.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Marty Friedman!

Marty Friedman (2011), Live in Moscow - credit: the-11th

Marty Friedman (2011), Live in Moscow - credit: the-11th

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Marty Friedman ...
Né Martin Adam Friedman le 8 décembre 1962 à Laurel, Maryland, U.S., Marty Friedman est un musicien et auteur-compositeur mieux connu pour avoir été le lead guitariste de Megadeth de 1990 à 2000.
Il commence à apprendre à jouer de la guitare après avoir assisté à un concert de Kiss quand il a 14 ans. Autodidacte, il forme un groupe peu après et ils se mettent rapidement à jouer leurs propres chansons plutôt que des covers.
En 1981, il forme un groupe appelé Vixen. leur premier EP, Made In Hawaii, sort en 1983. La même année, ils changent leur nom pour Hawaii et sortent leur premier album One Nation Underground (lineup: Gary St. Pierre (chant, basse), Marty Friedman (guitares, choeur), Jeff Graves (batterie, choeur)). Le groupe sort un autre EP, Loud, Wild and Heavy (1984), et un autre album, Natives Are Restless (1985), avant de se séparer en 1985.
En 1986, aux côtés de Jason Becker, Marty forme un nouveau groupe, Cacophony. Les deux albums du groupe, Speed Metal Symphony (1987) et Go Off! (1988), sont considérés comme des demonstrations des talents de guitaristes de Jason Becker et de Marty. Leur jeu extrèmement technique est typique du metal néo-classique des années 80.
En 1987, Marty joue en tant que guitariste studio sur le premier album de Shout, It Won't Be Long.
En 1988, Jason Becker et Marty sortent tous deux leur premiers albums solo : Marty sort Dragon's Kiss et Jason Becker Perpetual Burn. Ils jouent tous deux sur des titres de l'album de l'autre. Peu après la sortie de ces albums, Cacophony se sépare.
En 1989, il auditionne pour Megadeth, qu'il rejoint officiellement en février 1990 (lineup : Dave Mustaine (chant, guitare), Marty Friedman (lead guitare, choeur), David Ellefson (basse, choeur), Nick Menza (batterie, percussions, choeur)). Son audition peut être vue sur le DVD Arsenal of Megadeth (2006).
Sorti en septembre 1990, Rust in Peace est l'album de Megadeth le plus acclamé par la critique et aussi le premier sur lequel jouent Marty et le batteur Nick Menza.
En 1992, Megadeth sort Countdown to Extinction et Marty sort aussi un album solo appelé Scenes.
Alors qu'il est membre de Megadeth, Marty sort deux autres albums solo, Introduction (1994) et True Obsessions (1996), sur lequel son camarade de Megadeth Nick Menza joue de la batterie. True Obsessions comporte aussi des performances par le batteur Carmine Appice et par le bassiste Tony Franklin.
Marty enregistre trois autres albums avec Megadeth : Youthanasia (1994), Cryptic Writings (1997), et Risk (1999), avant qu'il ne décide de quitter groupe afin de pouvoir évoluer musicallement et de changer de son. Il joue son dernier concert avec Megadeth le 14 janvier 2000.
Marty joue tous les solos de guitare sur l'album de Tourniquet sorti en 2003, Where Moth and Rust Destroy, sauf sur les chansons A Ghost at the Wheel et Convoluted Absolutes, ceux-là sont joués par Bruce Franklin.
La même année, Marty sort son cinquièeme album solo, Music for Speeding, et déménage à Tokyo, Japon, où anime des programmes télévisés comme Rock Fujiyama et Jukebox. Il contribue aussi en tant que journaliste à des magazines de musique et à des journaux nationaux.
Son huitème album solo, Future Addict, sort en 2008 et est une collection de nouvelles versions de chansons datant de toutes les périodes de sa carrière, depuis son premier groupe Deuce jusqu'à des nouvelles chansons d'un style alliant metal et J-pop, y compris quelques chansons de Megadeth comme Tornado of Souls.
Son album suivant, Tokyo Jukebox, sort en 2009 et est un album de reprises de chansons japonaises choisies par Marty et par les lecteurs du magazine Nikkei Entertainment!.
En 2011, Marty sort Tokyo Jukebox 2, un autre album de reprises de chansons japonaises.
Son dernier album, Inferno, sort en 2014.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Marty Friedman ! ]

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman and Megadeth

Marty Friedman and Megadeth

Marty Friedman (1990) Rust In Peace (Megadeth)

Marty Friedman (1990) Rust In Peace (Megadeth)

Marty Friedman, Cacophony

Marty Friedman, Cacophony

Marty Friedman and Jason Becker (Cacophony)

Marty Friedman and Jason Becker (Cacophony)

Marty Friedman (Cacophony) & Tommy Vetterli (Coroner)

Marty Friedman (Cacophony) & Tommy Vetterli (Coroner)

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