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 with Megadeth. Along with touring, he has done many music/guitar seminars and clinics all over the U.S., Japan, Europe and South America. 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.
Besides time spent on the rock and roll battlefield with Megadeth
(27 gold and platinum records to their credit), the acclaimed indie-band,
Cacophony (an outfit that included future David Lee Roth guitarist, Jason
Becker ) plus his trailblazing work as a solo artist, Friedman endeavors
to share his profound love and knowledge of guitar playing with the world.
Celebrated internationally for his pioneering six-string work, Friedman
has participated in numerous music/guitar seminars and clinics all over
the U.S., Japan, Europe and South America. In addition, Friedman spreads
his gospel of guitar gallantry with a regular column for Guitar World,
Young Guitar (Japan) and Burrn. A guitar player’s guitarist, Marty has
also designed his own signature model axe with Jackson Guitars (the KE-1)
that has been selling consistently since it was put on the market. Most
recently, Friedman has inked an endorsement relationship with
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 and seen next to Marty on the picture to the
left). Marty has received extremely high acclaim and many awards around
the world for his unmistakably `Marty-esque` way of playing the guitar.