Why did Marty Friedman move to Japan? He tells us about his album Inferno, Rock Fujiyama and what band made him want to become a guitarist
ENTERTAINMENT DRIVE-THRU PRESENTS
What concert made him pick up the guitar?
What was the first song he learned?
What is actually on the cover of Inferno?
Why did he move to Japan?
What is the music scene like in Japan?
The origin of Rock Rock Fujiyama?
Youre supposed to get a speeding ticket with that album
I wanted to play sports but I was always the scrawniest kid in class
When I saw KISS in Concert, i thought “I could do what those guys are doing”
That´s the only job i´ve had since then
I just wanted to do rock concerts like the KISS concert…. and blow stuff up
I had a friend who had played the guitar. If he could play that thing, why couldn´t I
I´ve been plagued with covers that I´ve hated. This one i´m super happy with.
They wanted to re-release my Japan albums worldwide
When you live in Japan long enough it goes according to plan
I got emerged in the Japanese domestic scene. The whole music scene has shifted for me
I´m touring the world on Inferno
I went to Japan because I loved the domestic music
His band did some great groundwork here in Japan
One thing that was bumming me out in America was there was missing a rock element/rock sound
I always start with strong melodies
If i still remember the melody a few days after I made it it´s worth pursuing
As a kid I thought Metallica would never make it because audience wouldn´t get this.
It´s important to learn about the hits that are out there.
There´s one place I haven´t been and that´s Iceland. I would love to be there
I was a big Sugar Cubes fan when they first came out.
Get into a band right away and practice there