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December 8, 1962 (61)
Marty Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Megadeth from 1990 to 2000. Throughout his career, Friedman has become renowned for his distinctive fusion of Eastern musical scales with Western heavy metal music, contributing significantly to the band’s success during his time with them, including on critically acclaimed albums such as “Rust in Peace” and “Countdown to Extinction”. In addition to his work with Megadeth, Friedman has had a prolific solo career, releasing numerous albums that showcase his versatile guitar style and musical exploration.
After departing from Megadeth, Friedman’s career continued to flourish in Japan, where he immersed himself in the country’s music and culture, releasing solo albums that blend various musical genres, including J-pop, with his signature guitar work. His solo works, such as “Dragon’s Kiss” and “Music for Speeding.”
Friedman’s collaborations include artists and bands such as Jason Becker in Cacophony, a speed metal band known for its intricate guitar solos and harmonies, and Kiyoshi, his long-time bassist in his solo band. Furthermore, Friedman has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians globally, including the Japanese rock musicians Miyavi and Yoshiki of X Japan.