Solo guitarist and former Megadeth axeman Marty Friedman was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone Brasil. You can watch the chat below.
Speaking about his latest solo album, ‘Inferno’, Marty said, “‘Inferno’ was a very ambitious project for me, because my last previous five albums or so were released only in Japan. And so I got an offer from an American record label called Prosthetic. They said, ‘I don’t know if you know this, but people in America are still interested in what you’re doing. I know you’re ignoring them, ’cause you’re in Japan.’ And I said, ‘No, I’m not ignoring them. I’m just really busy doing this stuff.’ [And they said], ‘We wanna release your five albums from Japan. And we want to release a new album from you after that.’ And I thought, ‘That’s a very nice offer.’ So I wanted to make sure this first new international release was something that maybe people who forgot about me could say, ‘Look, this is Marty. This is exactly what I wanna hear from this guy.’ No bullshit. No, like, kind of avant-garde jazz explorations or anything like that. I think people really want me to play as aggressive and as exotic as possible. And so that’s what I did. And I tried to tailor it to the whole world rather than just my narrow Japanese world.”
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