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MARTY FRIEDMAN: MEGADETH's Songs Don't Represent Me At All

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has elaborated on his previous announcement that he had turned down an offer to rejoin a reunited MEGADETH alongside frontman Dave Mustaine, drummer Nick Menza and bassist David Ellefson. Asked by a fan on his web site to "quit bullshitting around for two wee...
January 19, 2004

DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About New MEGADETH Album, METALLICA And His Religious Beliefs

Former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "New Year updates: "Well, it's been a while. And there has been a lot that has happened since last year. "First off, there is a huge campaign ahead for 2004 and rather than confirm things that ar...
January 14, 2004

Former MEGADETH Guitarist Working On New Music

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman is currently in the studio writing his own new music, as well as new music with Japanese songwriters Tamada and Takada (who penned the latest AIKAWA NANASE single, "Ai No Uta"). Says Marty, "The three of us have a great vibe and these tunes are exactly what I...
January 11, 2004

CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several exce...
January 4, 2004

Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN: I Turned Down Offer To Play On DAVE MUSTAINE's Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has revealed that he was asked to participate in MEGADETH mastermind Dave Mustaine's upcoming solo project but declined the offer, citing the possibility of a future MEGADETH reunion as the reason for his decision. In a brand-new interview posted at MartyFrie...
January 1, 2004

MARTY FRIEDMAN: South American Mini-Tour Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will embark on an Ibanez-sponsored South American tour of mini-live events, clinics and master classes during November/December. The details are as follows: Nov. 28 - Lima, PER @ Teatro Montecarlo Nov. 29 - Santiago, CHL @ VIP Show Dec. 01 - Santiago, CHL @ T...
October 25, 2003


Roger Friedman of reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, once part of the legendary rock group NIRVANA, only to wanted to meet Justin Timberlake Tuesday night (October 21) at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. In fact, Grohl — who came to the fashionable event wearing just a plain wh...
October 22, 2003

Former MEGADETH Guitarist Forms Music Production Company

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and multi-platinum producer/engineer Allen Isaacs have formed a music production team in Japan. They will be based out of Tokyo and Los Angeles and will be putting their musical stamp on artists focusing on introducing their American influences into the massi...
October 19, 2003

Former MEGADETH Guitarist Releases Solo Album In Indonesia

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman released his latest solo CD, "Music For Speeding", in Indonesia on October 15 and sold over 700 copies in two days, which — according to Friedman's web site — is "an extremely impressive number. Even more impressive is that this is despite Marty having yet to...
October 18, 2003


Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has announced his decision not to participate in this year's TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA tour. The following is Alex's official statement on the matter: "It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to not participate in this year's TRANS-SIBER...
October 13, 2003

MARTY FRIEDMAN: Upcoming Appearances Announced

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has lined up the following appearances during October/November: Oct. 08 – Osaka, JAP @ Festival Hall (w/ Sera Masanori) Oct. 09 – Tokyo, JAP @ Budokan (w/ Sera Masanori) Oct. 19 – Osaka, JAP @ (w/ Aikawa Nanase) Oct. 29 – Peking, CHI (Mini-Concert Event) Oct....
October 1, 2003

MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland),has post...
September 20, 2003

GUITAREVOLUTION To Hit East Coast In Early 2004

Guitarists extraordinaire Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH),Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH, DAMN THE MACHINE) and Alex Skolnick (ex-TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE) will be teaming up for an East Coast "Guitarevolution" tour in early 2004. Exact cities and venues will be announced soon. The three axeman recently complet...
September 18, 2003


Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK),drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (fe...
September 7, 2003

GHOULUNATICS To Record New Album Before The End Of The Year

Montreal-based band GHOULUNATICS, winners of the 2002 MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) award in the "Metal Band" category over such acts as KATAKLYSM, GORGUTS, MARTY and NEURAXIS, will enter the studio before the end of the year to record the follow-up to 2002's successful "King of the...
September 2, 2003