Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke to Caleb Smith of “The Sick Room” radio in New Zealand about Marty‘s contribution to the band’s “Rust In Peace” album, which was released on September 24, 1990 via Capitol Records. You can now listen to the interview segment below.
In a 2012 interview with Metal Assault, Friedman stated about his decision to relocate to Japan and focus most of his efforts on building a music career for himself in that territory: “When I came to Japan, things went a whole lot better for me than I ever would have expected. I got year-long TV commitments and some big projects so there wound up being no time left over to make the rest of the world a priority anymore.”
He added: “[Upon my arrival in Japan] I was very lucky to start touring and recording almost immediately with a J-pop legend, Aikawa Nanase. That opened some doors to a lot of new things musically, but doing TV really took me into the mainstream more than anything. I hadn’t planned on that.”
Friedman last fall completed the “Guitar Universe 2012” European tour with support from Israel’s Yossi Sassi (ORPHANED LAND) and France’s Stéphan Forté (ADAGIO).