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Tag Archives: Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman invites fan on stage to jam, video surfaces

Posted by on September 21, 2015

During a recent show in Philadelphia, PA, guitar legend Marty Friedman invited a fan from the crowd up on stage to take part in a back and forth shred fest. It turns out that this very lucky fan’s name is Christian and he spoke to Ultimate-Guitar about the experience: “Marty’s been a major influence for […]

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Marty Friedman’s b-sides are better than your band’s a-sides

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Onetime Megadeth guitarist and incredibly successful solo artist Marty Friedman is mounting a solo tour next week, his first North American tour since 2003. Tying in with that, perhaps, is the fact that a deluxe edition of his Prosthetic debut, Inferno, will be released this coming Friday (4). Among the “deluxe” part of the reissue is […]

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Exmortus the latest to be banned by House of Blues

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Guitarist Marty Friedman announced a North American tour just last month, with label-mates Exmortus tapped to provide direct support on the 21-date run. But word has come out that Disney, the owner of the famed House of Blues music venue, has barred Exmortus from their Anaheim, CA venue for reasons that aren’t 100% clear. Just look at those gentleman […]

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Marty Friedman is more open to returning to Megadeth that we’d thought

Posted by on August 6, 2015

When Megadeth’s latest album comes out later this year, as good as it could potentially be, there are many that will talk about what it could have been – a reunion album featuring the classic Rust in Peace lineup of Marty Friedman and Nick Menza. Given that Dave Mustaine admitted that the lineup almost reunited, it […]

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Marty Friedman to embark on North American tour

Posted by on July 8, 2015

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman released his latest solo album, Inferno, last May. The album, featuring guest appearances by Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom, and David Davidson of Revocation, debuted at #133 on the BillBoard charts, selling 2,100 copies in its first week. Now, just over a year later, Friedman has announced his first North American tour since 2003. […]

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Marty Friedman says rejoining Megadeth would be a huge step backwards

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Now that Megadeth has a full roster again, former members are getting a little chatty. Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman spoke at length with Argentina’s Vorterix radio station about the recent possibility of his return to the band. Said Friedman, “I don’t know anything about Nick (Menza’s) story, I don’t know what he said, I don’t know anything about […]

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Megadeth offered Nick Menza a bad deal, Rust in Peace lineup almost happened

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Since Shawn Drover left Megadeth back in late November of last year, Nick Menza’s name has come up pretty often. Menza claims he was the mystery drummer in that footage that came out back in December,  and at this year’s NAMM event in Anaheim, CA, Menza was even quoted saying, “it’ll be final when it’s final.” But then it wasn’t final. According […]

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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson more or less shuts down reunion rumors

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Well, it sure seemed like a good idea while it lasted. Megadeth’s Rust In Peace is a fan favorite, not just because of the songs, but the stellar lineup of guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza alongside Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson. And while there was a short-lived hope that the the Daves might try […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Do we care who else is in Megadeth?

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. By now everyone’s caught up to date regarding Megadeth’s recent shakeup in its lineup, all the while rumors continue to escalate that the beloved […]

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Dave Mustaine not making radio songs, says other members weren’t what fans want

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Megadeth master-mind Dave Mustaine gave some details to Full Metal Jackie about the recording process for a new album, and it sounds like good news for die-hard ‘Deth fans. Video of the interview can be seen above, but here’s some of what Mustaine had to say: “I’m going in the studio March 2 no matter what. And the […]

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