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-'''Marty Friedman'''<ref>For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about '''''[[Wikipedia:Marty Friedman (guitarist)|Marty]] "[[Wikipedia:ja:マーティ・フリードマン|Maati]]" [[Wikipedia:Marty Friedman (guitarist)|Friedman]]''''' .</ref> (born '''Martin Adam Friedman''', on December 8, 1962) is a [[Texas Jewboys|Jewish-American]]<ref>[http: /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Marty_Friedman_%28guitarist%29# Marty.27s_Religion His name is Marty Friedman. That sounds like a reliable source to me.]</ref> guitarist best known as the lead guitarist for the [[thrash metal]] band [[Megadeth]] from 1990 to 1999. He now resides in [[Japan]]<ref>"Visit Japan in the fourth year. Broadly active in Tokyo." -[http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en &u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avexnet.or.jp%2Fmarty%2Fbiography.html Marty's official website].</ref>, where he hosts a number of TV shows, including +'''Marty Friedman'''<ref>For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about '''''[[Wikipedia:Marty Friedman (guitarist)|Marty]] "[[Wikipedia:ja:マーティ・フリードマン|Maati]]" [[Wikipedia:Marty Friedman (guitarist)|Friedman]]'''''.</ref> (born '''Martin Adam Friedman''', on December 8, 1962) is a [[Ninjew|Jewish-Japanese-American]]<ref>[http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Marty_Friedman_%28guitarist%29#Marty.27s_ Religion His name is Marty Friedman. That sounds like a reliable source to me.]</ref> guitarist best known as the lead guitarist for the [[thrash metal]] band [[Megadeth]] from 1990 to 1999. He now resides in [[Japan|日本国]]<ref>"Visit Japan in the fourth year. Broadly active in Tokyo." -[http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u= http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avexnet.or.jp%2Fmarty%2Fbiography.html Marty's official website].</ref>, where he hosts a number of TV shows, including
-Mr. Heavy-Metal, Rock Fujiyama, and [[Jukebox Hero|Jukebox English]].+ヘビメタさん, ロックフジヤマ, and [[Jukebox Hero|ジュークボックス英会話]].
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==Music Career== ==Music Career==
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===Pre-Megadeth=== ===Pre-Megadeth===
- +[[Image:Maati_3.jpg|thumb|right|Marty gets all the chicks.]]
While in high school, Friedman teamed up with Tom Gattis to form the band '''[[Deuce Deuce|Deuce]]''', which played music inspired by [[KISS]], [[Geddy Lee|Rush]], [[The Ramones]], and [[Box of Scorpions|The Scorpions]]<ref>[http://www.gattismetal.com/guys/tom/index.htm Yes, SCORPIONS]</ref>. In 1982, Friedman formed the band '''[[Kitsune|Vixen]]''', which put out an album before realizing "Vixen" is a girl band name. The band reformed as '''[[Hawaii]]''' and put out three more albums before it broke up in 1985<ref>From the bastions, in the deepest fathoms of the sea, came spewing forth in a cloud of volcanic ash and raining fire, a structure of molten rock forming [http://eds.org/~dan/images/hawaii.jpg ''ONE NATION UNDERGROUND]</ref>. While in high school, Friedman teamed up with Tom Gattis to form the band '''[[Deuce Deuce|Deuce]]''', which played music inspired by [[KISS]], [[Geddy Lee|Rush]], [[The Ramones]], and [[Box of Scorpions|The Scorpions]]<ref>[http://www.gattismetal.com/guys/tom/index.htm Yes, SCORPIONS]</ref>. In 1982, Friedman formed the band '''[[Kitsune|Vixen]]''', which put out an album before realizing "Vixen" is a girl band name. The band reformed as '''[[Hawaii]]''' and put out three more albums before it broke up in 1985<ref>From the bastions, in the deepest fathoms of the sea, came spewing forth in a cloud of volcanic ash and raining fire, a structure of molten rock forming [http://eds.org/~dan/images/hawaii.jpg ''ONE NATION UNDERGROUND]</ref>.
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===Megadeth=== ===Megadeth===
-[[Image:Marty_2.jpg|thumb|right|Megadeth's 1990-1998 lineup: Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine, [[Drummer|Nick Menza]], and [[Moë|David Ellefson]].]]+[[Image:Maati_7.jpg|thumb|right|Megadeth's 1999 lineup: Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine, [[Moë|David Ellefson]], and [[Drummer|Jimmy DeGrasso]]. David has gone deaf from listening to too much metal.]]
-After the 1989 release of ''[[Nobody cares|So Far, So Good... So What!]]'', '''[[Megadeth]]''' band leader '''[[Dave Mustaine]]''' once again [[HowTo:Kick Someones Teeph In|fired]] half his lineup and set about rebuilding the band. As per tradition, he replaced drummer Chuck Behler with his own [[Roadie|drum tech]], Nick Menza<ref>"I'm not saying that we will have another guitar tech there who is going to take over Marty's gig..." -[http://megadeth.rockmetal.art.pl/articles_hotmetal1990.html Dave Mustaine]</ref>; The search for a new lead guitarist was not as easy, with many auditions held over the course of over seven months<ref>http://www.myspace.com/fallen_hero_dimebag<!--If you know a better (read: worse) Dimebag tribute site, please feel free to replace this one.--></ref>. Friedman was eventually selected for being [[Opposite world|exactly unlike]] his predecessor, Jeff Young, who had extensive music theory training and was known for wearing his guitar high and concentrating intently on his playing.+After the 1989 release of ''[[Nobody cares|So Far, So Good... So What!]]'', '''[[Megadeth]]''' band leader '''[[Dave Mustaine]]''' once again [[HowTo:Kick Someones Teeph In|fired]] half his lineup and set about rebuilding the band. As per tradition, he replaced drummer Chuck Behler with his own [[Roadie|drum tech]], Nick Menza<ref>"I'm not saying that we will have another guitar tech there who is going to take over Marty's gig..." -[http://megadeth.rockmetal.art.pl/articles_hotmetal1990.html Dave Mustaine]</ref>; The search for a new lead guitarist was not as easy, with many auditions held over the course of over seven months<ref>http://www.myspace.com/fallen_hero_dimebag<!--If you know a better (read: worse) Dimebag tribute site, please feel free to replace this one.--></ref>. Friedman was eventually selected for being ''way'' better than his predecessor, Jeff Young.
-In 1990, Megadeth released its first album with the new lineup. ''[[Missile|Rust In Peace]]'' was hailed as "awesome" and "heavy" and "really difficult to play" by fans and citics alike, and to this day is acclaimed as a definitive thrash metal album. The album went on to sell over a million copies in the US, and was nominated twice for the Best Metal Performance Grammy; it lost both times to '''[[Metallica]]'''<ref>It's an honor just to be nominated [http://megadeth.rockmetal.art.pl/releases_facts.html#Grammy seven times]</ref>.+In 1990, Megadeth released its first album with the new lineup. ''[[Missile|Rust In Peace]]'' was hailed as "awesome" and "heavy" and "really difficult to play" by fans and citics alike, and to this day is acclaimed as a definitive thrash metal album. The album went on to sell over 500 million copies in the US, and was nominated twice for the Best Metal Performance Grammy; it lost both times to '''[[Metallica]]''', which made Dave cry<ref>It's an honor just to be nominated [http://megadeth.rockmetal.art.pl/releases_facts.html#Grammy seven times]</ref>.
-''[[Recipes on Endangered Species|Countdown to Extinction]]'', Megadeth's 1992 album, was a stylistic departure from the band's previous releases. While still driven by fast technical riffs, the songs were shorter and more [[sold out|radio-friendly]]. The change was motivated by trends in thrash metal at the time, Mustaine's desire to reach a wider audience, and Friedman's love of popular rock music. The move paid off and the album was Megadeth's most successful release<!--<ref>What, did you expect me to justify this with record sales or something?</ref>-->. The trend continuted with ''[[Euthanasia|Youthanasia]]'', the band's 1994 album. +''[[Recipes on Endangered Species|Countdown to Extinction]]'', Megadeth's 1992 album, was a stylistic departure from the band's previous releases. While still driven by fast technical riffs, the songs were shorter and more [[sold out|radio-friendly]]. The change was motivated by Metallica's Black Album, Dave's megalomania, and Marty's awesome taste in music. The move paid off and the album was Megadeth's most successful release<!--<ref>What, did you expect me to justify this with record sales or something?</ref>-->. The trend continuted with ''[[Euthanasia|Youthanasia]]'', the band's 1994 album.
The late 90s saw Megadeth complete its transformation from thrash metal to [[Music_radio#Rock|mainstream radio rock]]. ''[[Worst 100 Cryptic Crossword Clues of All Time|Cryptic Writings]]'' (1996) and ''[[HowTo:Catch A Mouse#Buy A Cat|Risk]]'' (1999) together produced six top 20 singles, inclusing Megadeth's first #1 hit song, ''[[The Useless Idiot's Guide to Girlfriends|Trust]]''<!--<ref>BLAHBLAHBLAH</ref>-->. However, Mustaine began to feel pressure from [[Metalheads|long-time fans]] to return to the band's former thrash sound. He informed the band of his decision during the Risk tour, and Friedman, who preferred the Hard Rock sound, left the band<ref>"Remember the reason that Marty is not in Megadeth anymore: he wanted to be in a pop band with a female singer in Japan. He quit." - [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/ news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=19177 Dave Mustaine]</ref>. The late 90s saw Megadeth complete its transformation from thrash metal to [[Music_radio#Rock|mainstream radio rock]]. ''[[Worst 100 Cryptic Crossword Clues of All Time|Cryptic Writings]]'' (1996) and ''[[HowTo:Catch A Mouse#Buy A Cat|Risk]]'' (1999) together produced six top 20 singles, inclusing Megadeth's first #1 hit song, ''[[The Useless Idiot's Guide to Girlfriends|Trust]]''<!--<ref>BLAHBLAHBLAH</ref>-->. However, Mustaine began to feel pressure from [[Metalheads|long-time fans]] to return to the band's former thrash sound. He informed the band of his decision during the Risk tour, and Friedman, who preferred the Hard Rock sound, left the band<ref>"Remember the reason that Marty is not in Megadeth anymore: he wanted to be in a pop band with a female singer in Japan. He quit." - [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/ news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=19177 Dave Mustaine]</ref>.
-While Friedman was in Megadeth, the band sold a total of over ten million albums worldwide<ref>But would you trust a [http://www.celebrityrockstarguitars.com/rock/friedman.htm source] that lists his fifth solo album as his debut?</ref>.+While Friedman was in Megadeth, the band sold a total of over 100 million albums worldwide<ref>But would you trust a [http://www.celebrityrockstarguitars.com/rock/friedman.htm source] that lists his fifth solo album as his debut?</ref>.
===Post-Megadeth=== ===Post-Megadeth===
-After the split, Friedman spent a few years traveling, hosting clinics and master classes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. During this time, he got an apartment in Shinjuku, a district of [[Tokyo]]. By 2003, he had set up permanent residence there. That same year, he released his first post-Megadeth solo album, ''[[HowTo:Avoid speeding tickets/fines|Music for Speeding]]''. The followup, ''Loudspeaker'', was released in 2006. The latter featured a number of guest musicians, including [[Billy Sheehan]], [[Steve Vai]], and [[Dream Theater]]'s [[John Petrucci]]<ref>[http://www.neowing.co.jp /detailview.html?KEY=AVCD-17958 ビリー・シーン, スティーヴ・ヴァイ, と ジョン・ペトルーシ]</ref>.+<big><big><big><big>American music will never be as good as Japanese music. American fans are too whiny and American labels never give artists the leeway to make good music.
-Friedman joined the backing band for j-pop idol Nanase Aikawa in 2005. He plays on her album ''R.U.O.K?!'' and continues to tour with her. He also regularly tours with other Japanese musicians, including Ami Suzuki and Nana Kitade.+FUCK YOU METALHEADS!</big></big></big></big><!-- Fuck you wikimarkup.-->
==Career on Japanese television== ==Career on Japanese television==
-In 2005, Friedman co-hosted the show "Mr. Heavy Metal" alongside [[Not Quite Legal Preteenage pictures showing their first time to go fully nude|model]] Yoko Kumada. The show, which showcased metal musicians visiting Japan, was cancelled after six months. In response to [[fanboy|fan]] outcry, the show was re-envisioned in 2006 as ''Rock Fujiyama''<ref>KEEP ON ROCKIN<nowiki>''</nowiki>? [http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/fujiyama/ HELL YEAH!!!!]</ref> (Lit. ''Mt. Fuji Rock'', Fig. ''A Lot of Rock''), which extended the scope of music represented on the show. Friedman also hosts a show called ''[[Engrish|Jukebox English]]'', in which he explains the lyrics of English songs in Japanese.+Marty has never guest-starred on the following shows:
- +* [[Drew Carey|The Drew Carey Show]]
-In addition to his own shows, Marty makes regular guest appearances on Japanese television. He's built up a TV personality where he acts as a "[[Wapanese|crazy gaijin]]" who thinks he's Japanese, while the country [[The "No Gaijin Allowed"'s of Japan|humors him]] because he is so good at guitar. According to Friedman, "In Japan, so many more people know [him] from [his] television appearances than from [his] music career that it’s not even funny. It’s all good, though, because the exposure is getting [his] music into the mainstream."<ref>In [http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/marty-friedman/jul-07/29344 the same interview], he calls the Ibanez MFM-1 (the shiny blue one with the stars) a "manly guitar".</ref> Friedman also recently landed a role in a major Japanese film titled '''[[Kitten Huffing|Guuguudatte Neko Dearu]]'''.+* [[Duck Dodgers]]
 +* [[Batman|Black Scorpion]]
 +* [[Bill Clinton|Any news coverage of a US presidential election]]
 +* [[Jeopardy]]
 +* [[Iron Man|Tetsujin-nijūhachi-gō]] (鉄人28号)
 +* <s>[[Metalocalypse]]</s> Oh wait.
==References== ==References==
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Marty Friedman
Maati 4
Background Information
Birth name Martin Adam Friedman
Born December 8, 1962
Washington, DC, USA
Genres Thrash Metal
Neo-classical Shred Metal
J-Rock / J-Pop
Instrument Guitar
Years active 1982 - present
Associated acts Megadeth
Cacophony
Hawaii
Jason Becker

Marty Friedman[1] (born Martin Adam Friedman, on December 8, 1962) is a Jewish-Japanese-American[2] guitarist best known as the lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Megadeth from 1990 to 1999. He now resides in 日本国[3], where he hosts a number of TV shows, including ヘビメタさん, ロックフジヤマ, and ジュークボックス英会話.

edit Music Career

Friedman is a largely self-taught guitarist, with no formal training in music theory[4]. Despite this, he is esteemed for his improvisational skills and his unique ability to fuse a wide variety of unorthodox world music styles with metal, which conventionally took its inspirations from Western Classical music, such as that of Bach, Haydn, and Paganini. On stage, Friedman is known for his energetic, passionate playing style[5]. In contrast to the sweep picking of his neo-classical contemporaries and the alternate picking method favored in thrash, Friedman uses a unique picking style which favors up-strokes. Friedman is instantly recognizable for his vast arsenal of exotic scales, though he says he never studied scales and plays everything by ear[6].

edit Pre-Megadeth

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Marty gets all the chicks.

While in high school, Friedman teamed up with Tom Gattis to form the band Deuce, which played music inspired by KISS, Rush, The Ramones, and The Scorpions[7]. In 1982, Friedman formed the band Vixen, which put out an album before realizing "Vixen" is a girl band name. The band reformed as Hawaii and put out three more albums before it broke up in 1985[8].

In 1986, Friedman was approached by Jason Becker, a young guitar prodigy in search of a new teacher. Together, they formed the band Cacophony, renowned for its technically challenging, complexly harmonized guitar solos (duets) and ridiculous lyrics. Cacophony put out two albums, Speed Metal Symphony and Go Off!, and toured the United States and Japan, before Friedman and Becker went their separate ways in 1989[9].

edit Megadeth

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Megadeth's 1999 lineup: Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, and Jimmy DeGrasso. David has gone deaf from listening to too much metal.

After the 1989 release of So Far, So Good... So What!, Megadeth band leader Dave Mustaine once again fired half his lineup and set about rebuilding the band. As per tradition, he replaced drummer Chuck Behler with his own drum tech, Nick Menza[10]; The search for a new lead guitarist was not as easy, with many auditions held over the course of over seven months[11]. Friedman was eventually selected for being way better than his predecessor, Jeff Young.

In 1990, Megadeth released its first album with the new lineup. Rust In Peace was hailed as "awesome" and "heavy" and "really difficult to play" by fans and citics alike, and to this day is acclaimed as a definitive thrash metal album. The album went on to sell over 500 million copies in the US, and was nominated twice for the Best Metal Performance Grammy; it lost both times to Metallica, which made Dave cry[12].

Countdown to Extinction, Megadeth's 1992 album, was a stylistic departure from the band's previous releases. While still driven by fast technical riffs, the songs were shorter and more radio-friendly. The change was motivated by Metallica's Black Album, Dave's megalomania, and Marty's awesome taste in music. The move paid off and the album was Megadeth's most successful release. The trend continuted with Youthanasia, the band's 1994 album.

The late 90s saw Megadeth complete its transformation from thrash metal to mainstream radio rock. Cryptic Writings (1996) and Risk (1999) together produced six top 20 singles, inclusing Megadeth's first #1 hit song, Trust. However, Mustaine began to feel pressure from long-time fans to return to the band's former thrash sound. He informed the band of his decision during the Risk tour, and Friedman, who preferred the Hard Rock sound, left the band[13].

While Friedman was in Megadeth, the band sold a total of over 100 million albums worldwide[14].

Post-Megadeth

American music will never be as good as Japanese music. American fans are too whiny and American labels never give artists the leeway to make good music.

FUCK YOU METALHEADS!

edit Career on Japanese television

Marty has never guest-starred on the following shows:

edit References

  1. For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Marty "Maati" Friedman.
  2. His name is Marty Friedman. That sounds like a reliable source to me.
  3. "Visit Japan in the fourth year. Broadly active in Tokyo." -Marty's official website.
  4. I am scales and so can you!
  5. Energetic and passionate
  6. "The misconception about me is that I know technical stuff." -Marty
  7. Yes, SCORPIONS
  8. From the bastions, in the deepest fathoms of the sea, came spewing forth in a cloud of volcanic ash and raining fire, a structure of molten rock forming ONE NATION UNDERGROUND
  9. There were fears that this talented virtuoso would land in a pop rock band wasting his talent.
  10. "I'm not saying that we will have another guitar tech there who is going to take over Marty's gig..." -Dave Mustaine
  11. http://www.myspace.com/fallen_hero_dimebag
  12. It's an honor just to be nominated seven times
  13. "Remember the reason that Marty is not in Megadeth anymore: he wanted to be in a pop band with a female singer in Japan. He quit." - Dave Mustaine
  14. But would you trust a source that lists his fifth solo album as his debut?
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