Why, Marty Friedman? Why?!
- Posted by RobInjection on August 11, 2011
Remember yesterday when we posted that amazing story about Dave Mustaine wanting back in to Metallica? Great stuff. During that same interview, Mustaine was asked if he would ever consider re-hiring long time Megadeth shredder Marty Friedman (who performed on seminal Mega-albums and this is what Mustaine said:
"Well, first off, he's not welcome. I mean, it's not that he's not welcome, it's just that there's no position for him. And Marty's not as good as Chris [Broderick, current MEGADETH guitarist] is, second off. And Marty wanted to be a pop guitar player. He left to join a girl in a band in Japan. . . [The MEGADETH lineup featuring Friedman and drummer Nick Menza] wasn't the most important lineup anyways. The lineup that we have right now has achieved more than those guys ever did. If you think about it, the groundwork, the building the band back up from nothing… Marty and Nick got in the band when the band was already huge."
So there's that. And, you know what… after seeing what Marty is up to right now, I pretty much have to agree with Dave. You may remember, last year we posted about a Japanese Fanta promotion, where they created a pop band named Fanta that featured Friedman and other Japanese celebrities. Well, the band has just posted their first music video and get ready to be tortured…
I'm hard-pressed to find one positive thing to say about this video. It's…just…so…painful. Marty, why are you doing this? Why can't you be the shredder we all remember you to be? WHY MARTY?? WHYYYYY?!?