Marty Friedman

Profile:
Marty Friedman has sold over 10 million albums with the multi-platinum band Megadeth. He has also a dedicated following for his own solo albums which stylistically range from orchestral soundtrack style music to furious aggressive rock, with the common thread being Marty`s unique and tasty sense of melody. His latest album is called `Music For Speeding` and it marks his solo debut with the heavy hitting major label Universal Japan as well as Steve Vai`s Favored Nations label in the US. Marty has toured the world several times over very successfully withMegadeth. Along with touring, he is in high demand to do music/guitar seminars and clinics all over the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America, which he has done hundreds to date. Marty is also a regular columnist for Guitar World magazine, Young Guitar magazine (Japan) and Burrn Magazine in which he writes a column in Japanese, a reader favorite. Marty has designed his own signature model guitar with Jackson Guitars (the KE-1) that has been selling consistently since it was put on the market. He has just begun an endorsement relationship with Ibanez. His new 'Marty Friedman model' guitar will make its world debut in Oct '05 at the Tokyo Music Show. Along with doing his solo performances around the world, Marty is currently touring and recording with Japanese mega-star Aikawa Nanase.

Before joining Megadeth in Feb.1990, Marty was in a band called Cacophony, which released 2 albums (among their indie label's highest selling) and toured the U.S. and Japan. This band highlighted the potent guitar playing of Marty and fellow guitarist Jason Becker (who was to join David Lee Roth's band and record an album with him in 1990). Marty has received extremely high acclaim and many awards around the world for his unmistakably `Marty-esque` way of playing the guitar.

Marty is from Washington D.C. originally but has lived in many places including Hawaii, Germany and California, giving him an odd and interesting approach to making his music. He currently resides in Tokyo
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Albums

RR 9577 4 Marty Friedman - Speed Metal Symphony album art Marty Friedman / Jason Becker, Cacophony Marty Friedman / Jason Becker, Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9577 4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
RR 9499 1 Marty Friedman - Go Off! album art Marty Friedman / Jason Becker, Cacophony Marty Friedman / Jason Becker, Cacophony - Go Off! (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9499 1 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MP28-5331 Marty Friedman - Dragon's Kiss album art Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss (Album) Shrapnel Records MP28-5331 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
RR 9104 2 Marty Friedman - Scenes album art Marty Friedman Scenes (Album) Roadrunner Records, Shrapnel Records RR 9104 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
M-0400195 Marty Friedman - Introduction album art Marty Friedman Introduction (Album) Apollon International M-0400195 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
SH 11002 Marty Friedman - True Obsessions album art Marty Friedman True Obsessions (Album) Metal Blade Records SH 11002 US 1996 Sell This Version
7432188-902 Marty Friedman - Guitar Masters album art Marty Friedman Guitar Masters(CD, Album) Negue Group GmbH 7432188-902 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
UICE 1037 Marty Friedman - Music For Speeding album art Marty Friedman Music For Speeding (Album) Mascot Records (2) UICE 1037 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
AVCD-17958 Marty Friedman - Loudspeaker album art Marty Friedman Loudspeaker (Album) Shrapnel Records AVCD-17958 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
AVCD-23546 Marty Friedman - Future Addict album art Marty Friedman Future Addict (Album) Avex Trax AVCD-23546 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
M 7241 2 Marty Friedman - Exhibit A - Live In Europe album art Marty Friedman Exhibit A - Live In Europe (Album) Avex Trax M 7241 2 US 2008 Sell This Version
AVCD-23839 Marty Friedman - Tokyo Jukebox album art Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox (Album) Avex Trax AVCD-23839 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
YICQ-10011 Marty Friedman - Bad D.N.A. album art Marty Friedman Bad D.N.A. (Album) HPQ, Avex Group YICQ-10011 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
YICQ-10073 Marty Friedman - Tokyo Jukebox 2 album art Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox 2(CD, Album) HPQ, Avex Group YICQ-10073 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
6022046006 Marty Friedman -  Tokyo Jukebox 2/Bad D.N.A. album art Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox 2/Bad D.N.A. (Album) Verycords 6022046006 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
DOPE DE 17169 Marty Friedman - Inferno album art Marty Friedman Inferno (Album) Prosthetic Records DOPE DE 17169 South Korea 2014 Sell This Version
GQCS-90389 Marty Friedman - Wall Of Sound album art Marty Friedman Wall Of Sound (Album) Prosthetic Records GQCS-90389 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none Marty Friedman - One Bad M.F. Live!! album art Marty Friedman One Bad M.F. Live!! (Album) Prosthetic Records none 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AVCD-31659/B Marty Friedman - 牙 album art Marty Friedman Feat. Andrew W.K. Marty Friedman Feat. Andrew W.K. - (Single) Avex Trax AVCD-31659/B Japan 2010 Sell This Version
AVCA-49342 Marty Friedman - Samurai Strong Style  album art Show Ayanocozey* x Marty Friedman Show Ayanocozey* x Marty Friedman - Samurai Strong Style (CD, Single) Avex Entertainment AVCA-49342 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none Marty Friedman - "Tokyo Jukebox 2 / Bad D.N.A." album art Marty Friedman "Tokyo Jukebox 2 / Bad D.N.A."(CD, Single, Promo) Verycords none France 2012 Sell This Version
JKBX-0003 Marty Friedman - I Call Your Name album art Dogs, Marty Friedman Dogs, Marty Friedman - I Call Your Name(CD, Single) Junkbox (4) JKBX-0003 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

M 7100 2 Marty Friedman - Mascot Records' Guitar Center Volume 1 album art Various Featuring John 5, Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Neil Zaza, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, Paul Gilbert, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa Various Featuring John 5, Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Neil Zaza, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, Paul Gilbert, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa - Mascot Records' Guitar Center Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mascot Records (2) M 7100 2 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
10147-2 Marty Friedman - Tokyo Jukebox 1 & 2 album art Marty Friedman Tokyo Jukebox 1 & 2(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp, Dig) Prosthetic Records 10147-2 US 2012 Sell This Version

Videos

VGF 140 Marty Friedman - Exotic Metal Guitar album art Marty Friedman Exotic Metal Guitar(VHS, PAL, Col) Hot Licks Productions VGF 140 US 1991 Sell This Version