Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN On The ‘Sad Difference Between USA And Japan’

Three years after viciously assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of their appearances on the Grammys, controversial RB singer Chris Brown returned to the awards show to perform the song “Turn Up the Music” from his upcoming album and “Beautiful People” from 2011’s “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies)”. Brown, who was convicted of felony assault in connection with the 2009 incident, went on to win his first-ever Grammy Award last night (February 12), for Best RB Album for his “F.A.M.E.”

In a posting on his Facebook page, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman — who moved to Japan in 2003 — wrote, “There were several fantastic musical moments on this year’s Grammys. BUT — the Japanese music industry would not applaud and reward any singer who criminally beat the crap out of another singer. Nor would most other countries, I would bet. This is a sad difference between USA and Japan. I SO want to be proud of my home country… but I just can’t get behind that kind of thing.”