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Marty Friedman at Crowbar Sydney (December 11, 2019)
Venue: Crowbar Sydney (Leichhardt, NSW, Australia) Find tickets
Marty Friedman at Crowbar (December 12, 2019)
Venue: Crowbar (Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia) Find tickets
Marty Friedman Aug 13, 2019
Just finished the first batch of Australian interviews. Love that accent! My band and I are getting really excited, it will be their first time in Australia, my third, and my first solo tour there. All details:
Marty Friedman Aug 12, 2019
This is some NEXT LEVEL stuff...the Makuhari Messe Arena filled with stationary bikes, and thousands of athletic maniacs pedaling frantically to “Elixir“! Great way to keep fit....FEELCYCLE LUSTER 2019 was an amazing event, thanks for having me!!
Marty Friedman Aug 09, 2019 This is a really nice video. It`s in Japanese, but it basically says "Common sense is probably the most important thing to get you through life, but sometimes throwing common sense out the window at the right time can be the key to artistic happiness." 花園神社で撮った素敵なビデオをご覧ください!
Marty Friedman Aug 08, 2019
AUSTRALIA!! Thanks to you, tickets for our December tour are moving extremely quickly and we will be upgrading to a bigger venue in at least one of the cities. I don’t get to play for you that often, so my band and I are sure these will be unforgettable shows for all of us.... please enjoy this video message! Tix: VIP packages:
Marty Friedman Aug 06, 2019
LIVE IN OSAKA, 9/1 MISONO UNIVERSE MAMONO FESTIVAL , See you there! 九月1日大阪で一緒に炸裂しましょう!
Marty Friedman Aug 01, 2019
DISNEY FANS! QUEEN FANS! I’m happy to announce the coolest new version of the Tsum Tsum Line game! Guitar solo video: Full press conference:
Marty Friedman Jul 24, 2019
Since Kiss recently announced their final tour of Japan, being the Kiss nerd that I am, I took it upon myself to rank their albums and share this long and detailed mess with my friends here. Please note, this is in the spirit of fandom and gratitude, not criticism. Also it`s only this one dirtbag`s opinion anyway. Enjoy! 26. CRAZY NIGHTS Farthest away from what I originally liked about Kiss 25. PETER CRISS SOLO Didn`t like this. Shame he didn`t have someone seriously choose songs for him and put him through basic vocal training for pitch and timing, because he had the most commercial natural voice of all 4 of them 24. MONSTER This would have been a godlike title if the album was a game changing modern version of Destroyer on steroids, but it wasn`t 23. ALIVE 3 Would be OK if you discovered Kiss mid-career, but I didn`t. The album just doesn`t sound live at all. Was glad they resurrected Watchin` You for this. but it just sounded funny being quantized and tuned. 22. CARNIVAL OF SOULS Doesn`t sound like a Kiss album to me. Bruce did a great job on it, though. I get the feeling he really put a lot of effort into it. 21. LICK IT UP Powerful and well produced record, but not personal my cup of tea. I couldn`t name one song off it besides the droning title track 20. SONIC BOOM Tommy`s guitar tone was really good and Yes I Know Nobody`s Perfect was very promising, but didn’t know what to make of the rest 19. GENE SIMMONS SOLO Wish it had 9 more Radioactives on it, and the irony and surprise of the most demonic figure in rock (at the time) singing a Disney song was not lost on me 18. THE ELDER I eventually came to really like some parts of this, like A World Without Heroes and Under The Rose, but at the time it came out I was pissed at my fave band for backstabbing us all with this. Between this record and discovering NWOBHM I had completely written Kiss off for the time being 17. ANIMALIZE Heaven`s On Fire was competitive with similar hits back then without totally losing the Kiss vibe. I liked it. 16. REVENGE Didn`t care much for the album, but LOVED Unholy. Killer track, evil riff and satanic vocal. Would love a Gene solo album full of these. 15. PSYCHO CIRCUS I actually like about half of this album. WAY more than the previous albums on this list. Loved the song where they all sing, and even liked the Peter ballad. 14. HOT IN THE SHADE Not much memorable stuff here, but this tape happened to be constantly on loop in my apartment during a particularly fun and promiscuous period of time in Hollywood, so… 13. ASYLUM Ignore the (insert inoffensive term for same-sex attraction) cover, the entire band is on fire all over this record. Eric is killing it big time and there are some real cool songs like King of The Mountain and Secretly Cruel. 12. DYNASTY If you ignore the first two songs and the blank back cover, the album is a pretty enjoyable and accurate time capsule of that time period. Wish there was harder rock on it though. 11. CREATURES OF THE NIGHT Godlike drums, great vocal performances and guitar solos, and some really solid songs. I was a moron at the time, I actually thought, "Wow! Ace really broadened his vocabulary since the last album!" 10. UNMASKED So sue me, I really liked a lot of this. Is That You and Shandi are classic 9. PAUL STANLEY SOLO / ACE FREHLEY SOLO (tie) These and the rest of the albums on this list are A+ as far as I`m concerned. I love both of these solo albums in every way, the sound, songs, performances. It`s Alright, Tonight You Belong To Me, Ozone, Snowblind are just killer Kiss material 8. DRESSED TO KILL Legendary. Iconic cover, great songs and Ace is on fire 7. KISS Who else has DECADES of concert staples without even one hit single? And they are all on this album! And The guitars on Kissin` Time are wicked, as is Peter`s voice and drums. 6. DESTROYER Masterpiece in every way. Glad this work exists. 5. LOVE GUN Not as brilliant as Destroyer, but this was the Kiss formula that I liked best. If Destroyer was Grade A Filet Mignon, Love Gun was a greasy slice of NY Pizza 4. ALIVE 2 The sound still kills me. This is exactly how I remember the arena sounding as a kid. I don`t care that Paul is harmonizing with himself half the time, and the audiences from 5 other concerts are piped in, I still dig this record. It`s just plain exciting. 3. HOTTER THAN HELL What a great vibe, and the dark sonic quality only makes it more interesting and enjoyable to listen to. The solo in Strange Ways is an enigma how wicked it is. 2. ROCK AND ROLL OVER There is not a second on this album that I don`t really dig. I even like the smell of the cardboard sleeve. And who else has songs and riffs like Mr. Speed and Ladies Room?! 1. ALIVE! Big Surprise. The album inspired me more than any other album did at the time, and it still holds up. This album can always get me jacked up for the big game. Say what you will about Kiss, but I will really miss them when they retire. Thank you for everything.
Marty Friedman Jul 22, 2019
MARTY FRIEDMAN LIVE IN AUSTRALIA!! Marty brings his super band from Japan for his FIRST LIVE TOUR DOWN UNDER!! DEC 11 SYDNEY DEC 12 BRISBANE DEC 13 MELBOURNE DEC 14 CANBERRA Tickets and all other information HERE: ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE! You all have heard how great the VIP packages were for Marty`s US and Europe tours-this time will top even that! What you get with this great package: - Meet Marty and have ALL your items signed- no limit - Photo with Marty - with your own camera - Chat with Marty - no rush through - Exclusive Marty Friedman guitar pick-the exact same one he uses - And the rarest of the rare---the VIP only CD, "Marty`s Vault 4: Wicked Music From Japan" If you know anything about the previous VIP packages, you will know that participants all received "Marty`s Vault 1, 2 & 3" Those are not available anywhere anymore. The new 75 minute Marty`s Vault "4" cd continues in a series of Marty`s recordings that he has done in Japan that have not been heard outside of Japan and contain some of Marty`s finest and favorite playing of his career. This is a must have for any Marty collector and is not for sale anywhere and ONLY available with the VIP package. VIP packages are limited. To get your limited VIP package now, please send an empty email to: [email protected]
Marty Friedman Jul 13, 2019
‪今夜23時半〜日テレの有吉反省会に出ます。御高覧賜りたく存じます!じゃん!‬In Japan? I’ll be on Ariyoshi Hanseikai at 11:30 tonight on Nippon Television. It’s a fun show!!!
Marty Friedman Jul 03, 2019
Hey Friends! Sorry for the silence here lately, I`ve been knee deep in the development of a new project that fans of Rock Fujiyama around the world may like, as well as preparing to announce new tour. For now please enjoy this new video from the great folks at EMG. I was in my pajamas.
Marty Friedman Jun 07, 2019
In Japan? Don’t miss these two tv appearances! Tonight at 1AM on Buzz Rhythm (Nippon TV) debuting the brand new song I wrote with DPS and tomorrow at 9PM on Admatic Tengoku (TV TOKYO) 今夜日テレのバズリズムで、DPSと一緒作った曲のテレビデビュー見逃し無く!そして両極端で明日の21時テレ東のアド街を楽しんで下さい!
Marty Friedman May 29, 2019
Interview from New York City! Thanks to my good friends at Sam Ash Music!
Marty Friedman May 21, 2019
16ヶ所日本遺産認定されました。とてもおめでたい事で、令和の嬉しいスタートです!!Yesterday, 16 places in Japan were officially announced as points of Japan Heritage. Even after living here, I didn’t know many of these wonderful places before. So much more to explore!
Marty Friedman May 19, 2019
This was shot when we played “Canon ala Koto” for a beautifully done SMBC bank commercial. Full version of the song here: And can you imagine how hard it was to get packed down so tight???!!
Marty Friedman May 17, 2019
‪7月5日渋谷eplusでのライブ今からチケット販売スタート!鰻-night」泣きバラード祭+ロックフジヤマ再結成コーナー?!ファンの必見!‬ Tickets on sale NOW for the July 5 orchestral ballad show in Shibuya at the above link! Rumor has it that there will also be a reunion of certain Rock Fujiyama cast members doing a special talk/jam session during the show—a must if you are in Japan!!
Marty Friedman May 12, 2019
‪7月5日渋谷eplusでのライブ今からチケット販売スタート!鰻-night」泣きバラード祭+ロックフジヤマ再結成コーナー?!ファンの必見!‬ Tickets on sale NOW for the July 5 orchestral ballad show in Shibuya at the above link! Rumor has it that there will also be a reunion of certain Rock Fujiyama cast members doing a special talk/jam session during the show—a must if you are in Japan!!
Marty Friedman May 10, 2019
嬉しい発表です!7月5日渋谷のeplusでスペシャルライブ行います!チケット販売は12日からです!鰻-night」 Announcing a very special concert! July 5 at Eplus in Shibuya, we will do our orchestral ballad show-plus a Rock Fujiyama-ish section?!? Tix on sale 5/12 at the link above.
Marty Friedman Apr 30, 2019
平成時代、心からありがとう。日本の皆さん、そして世界の皆さん、令和に平和と幸せが溢れる様に祈っております。 A new era begins today in Japan. The Heisei era saw many fascinating things and history changing events. Let the new Reiwa era be an era filled with new levels of peace and happiness for the entire world.
Marty Friedman Apr 24, 2019
The interviewer Lee, was a fantastic bloke and got me talking about an extreme range of topics in great detail. Enjoy at your own peril.
Marty Friedman Apr 24, 2019
Here`s a new band from Osaka called "dps". They have a ton of potential and I really enjoyed working with them on this new song, which I co-wrote, arranged and played guitar on. They also toured with me in Asia last year which means these guys can seriously play... Enjoy their brand new video! 大阪のdpsの新曲は僕と楽しいコラボです〜出来立てほやほやビデオを是非チェックしてみて下さい!
Marty Friedman Apr 19, 2019 This is right in my neighborhood in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of Tokyo! ご近所のビジョンに出るのが嬉しいです
Marty Friedman Apr 15, 2019
Sometimes when I come home from tour, I still can’t believe where I live...東京に長く住んでてもご近所ってこんなに美しい事今でも驚きます
Marty Friedman Apr 11, 2019
All right friends, here is a new EMG TV video for you. The folks at EMG really got it right. It`s a new thing for me to hear this much pitch in each note while still having enough gain to do ear damage. These pickups were a godsend while recording my Wall of Sound album, because I was playing many melodies in a heavy context, and I needed all the "human" nuances to rise above the din of heaviness and be heard. Those of you who have these in your guitar, definitely post a video here or in the fan group, which is awaiting your presence!
Marty Friedman Apr 08, 2019
Was talking to a friend about how since I was the smallest, scrawniest kid in grade school I would always be last to be chosen for any sports teams, and he said, "They would never choose that way now. It`s cruel and it`s not fair." I was kind of surprised by that comment. Back then the team captain for each team took turns choosing who he wanted , so obviously the good guys got picked first, and towards the end, guys like me and other misfits had to watch as the talent pool got weaker and weaker until we were eventually reluctantly and mercifully chosen. At the time I hated it, but I never thought it was the "wrong" way, and it certainly made me try to really work as hard as I could to at least NOT SUCK AS BAD AS I LOOKED LIKE I WAS GONNA SUCK. It took all of my energy (especially in football) to compete with the big jocks, but I REALLY did not want to be picked last. So after tons of effort and sweat, instead of being last, eventually I was probably 26th or 27th out of 30 to be chosen. The point I`m making is, even though it sucked (bad) going through that, I think the system is completely fair and should not be changed. I think the system made me focus my energy and improve-if only slightly-at something,. Had I been put on the team because it was "fair", I would have thought I deserved to be there, when in fact I hadn`t worked to deserve anything yet. It is actually a pretty good lesson for life, as in the real world people should (and usually do) get chosen by how well they do the job at hand-not because "everyone should have a chance". What do you all think?
Marty Friedman Apr 07, 2019
On my Europe trip I was often asked what my favorite solo (of mine) is. I can never give a good answer, because anytime I`ve released anything, it means it was the best I could do, and I like it even more than whatever I had done previously. That said, a solo from a kinda rare song always pops up in my head when I get asked this question. There is so much that happened on this that I liked, that I think it`s worth a listen to those who are interested in my playing.