55 years old (Born on December 08, 1962)
American, Guitarist; He is famous from Former lead guitarist for Megadeth.Fave Car: 57 Chevy BelAir, late '60s muscle cars, any Benz. (martyfriedman.com) Friedman is a largely self-taught guitarist known for his improvisation and for fusing Eastern musical with Western music and other styles, such as neo-classical, thrash metal and later progressive rock. (en.wikipedia.org) Hobbies: Futuristic stuff, 50s and 60s campy stuff, hanging out at the beach, going to cool restauraunts around the world. (martyfriedman.com) Hosted his own television programs, Rock Fujiyama and Jukebox English on Japanese television. (en.wikipedia.org) Friedman speaks Japanese fluently. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Fun Facts About Marty Friedman
He had produced a signature model with Ibanez (based on the Ibanez SZ line of guitars) called the MFM, but this model was available in Japan and not in the US. (en.wikipedia.org)
He has resided in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan since 2003. (en.wikipedia.org)
He also appears on Japanese television and as a columnist for a major Japanese music magazine and a national daily newspaper. (en.wikipedia.org)
He also launched a record label under Avex Group, Gokukara Records. (en.wikipedia.org)
Fave Drinks: Ice cold beer, slurpees from 7-11 (martyfriedman.com)
Fave Guitarists: Frank Marino, Elliot Easton, Johnny Ramone, Uli Roth, Ace Frehley, Neil Geraldo, Lindsay Buckingham, Brian May, Keith Scott, Jeff Adams (from Face Dancer), Trevor Rabin.
Is a former member of Megadeth from 1990-1999.