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Jewish Journal – Marty Friedman

Darren Paltrowitz of the Jewish Journal has interviewed shred legend Marty Friedman.

Here is an excerpt:

In the 15 years since guitarist Marty Friedman left heavy-metal band Megadeth and moved, two years later, to Japan, he has amassed millions of fans on the other side of the world. In that decade and a half, he has not only continued building his legacy as a guitar hero but also has become a television personality and published writer and has accrued substantial acting credits in Japan. A 2014 article in Billboard referred to Friedman as “the Ryan Seacrest of Japan,” yet he had done even more product endorsements and commercials than Seacrest.

Although many musicians would be content with their dominance in one country, Friedman is in the midst of reinventing himself in the United States. Prosthetic Records, a Los Angeles-based record label specializing in heavy metal, has released five of Friedman’s Japan albums, including 2014’s “Inferno.”

To read the entire interview go here.

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