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Marty Friedman

Audio Interview


In the wake of the launch of his latest opus “Tokyo Jukebox”, Riff magazine spent some time with legendary guitarist Marty Friedman, in a generous conversation that ranged from his transition to Japan, on how the country and its culture influenced his music.


The famous virtuoso showcases his human nature as he examines the latest natural disaster that stroke Japan; shares how he coped with the events and inspires with the way that he tried to help his peers.

Marty talks about gear, guitars and effects; their part in his compositions. Comments on the 25th anniversary of Cacophony’s debut and reveals his plans for the coming months.



Interviewer: Gon├žalo Lemos Matias
Video-Editing: Francisco Monteiro