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INTERVIEW: MARTY FRIEDMAN

martyfriedmanMarty Friedman was the guitarist in Megadeth for the album Rust in Peace through Risk. That means that Marty played on some of the best metal records of the 90′s. In 2002 after he had quit Megadeth he moved to Japan and has called the land of the rising sun home ever since. Marty has just released a new solo album called Inferno and he sits down for conversation about all the above on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.

MARTY FRIEDMAN STEPS INTO THE HANGAR

martyfriedmanBetween 1990 and 2000 Marty played lead guitar for the legendary heavy metal band Megadeth. To put that into album’s terms that’s Rust in Piece through Risk, and includes some of the best metal albums of the 90′s. In 2002 Marty had already left Megadeth and moved to Japan where has done some solo work and has worked as a producer, musician for hire, and even a TV host. With the release of his amazing new solo album Inferno Marty is stepping back into the heavy metal limelight and he’s joining us inside Hangar 19 this weekend to debut a bunch of tracks from this record.

(Marty image from martyfriedman.com)

During the show Marty talks about some of his biggest influences and maybe his biggest was the double live album from Kiss called Alive! This week we will go In The Vault with Gene and Paul about the be all end all of live records.

metalmassacreFor this week’s Power Set we go back in time to 1982 and for a compilation put out by then completely unknown record label Metal Blade Records. A compilation that allowed us to hear Ratt and Metallica for the very first time. This collection of metal classics was huge on the tape trading circuit and it was just simply called Metal Massacre 1.

(Metal Massacre artwork from Metal Blade Records)

INFERNO_FRONT_FIXThen our Then & Now this week will feature more Marty Friedman, in fact throughout the show this week we will feature Megadeth/Marty Friedman Then & Now’s. The Thens will be songs that Marty co-wrote in Megadeth and the now are songs from his new album Inferno. An album which features CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Alexi Laih, REVOCATION’s Dave Davidson, Danko Jones and more.

(Inferno artwork from Martyfriedman.com)

Finally our heavy metal soundtrack recommendation comes from a soundtrack that Ministry’s Al Jourgensen oversaw that featured songs from Ministry, Rev Co, Prong among others. The Movie was 2008′s Wicked Lake.

It’s another 3 hours of metal inside Hangar 19

 

WE ARE GOING FULL COVERAGE IN THE HANGAR

When a band covers a song it can be the ultimate tribute to their heroes and to their peers. Take Metallica’s Garage Inc. album or the latest tribute record to Dio. There are incredible versions of incredible songs on some amazing records. There are also live records with cover songs, or songs recorded in the studio and used as B sides or soundtrack songs. This weekend inside Hangar 19 it’s classic (and a couple of current) metal bands covering other rock and metal bands.

We are going to go In the Vault with Motley Crue circa 1985. Of course they had a huge song with their cover of “Smoking in the Boys Room” from the album Theater of Pain.

nativity_in_blackThis week’s Power Set is a tribute to Black Sabbath. Both Megadeth and Pantera have covered Sabbath more than once and we’ll hear some gems from both bands this week taken from Nativity in Black 1 and 2. Both records were tributes to the classic 1970′s Black Sabbath line-up.

(Nativity in Black artwork from Sony records)

f4bf3918f75592183f45ceea22db2f56In the last few years the female fronted band Halestorm have become world wide rock stars. In 2011 they put out a covers e.p. called ReAniMate: The Covers E.P. The disc starts off with a pretty killer cover of Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind.” So this week’s Then & Now has both the Skid Row version and the Halestorm version.

(Halestorm artwork from Halestormrocks.com)

maxresdefaultOur soundtrack recommendation is something a little different as it will be a couple of metal bands covering wrestling theme music from the album WWF: Forceable Entry. 

This plus metal covers by and from Annihilator, Sepultura, Guns N’ Roses, Anthrax, and even a female tribute band to Iron Maiden for 3 hours of metal inside Hangar 19.

SO THIS HAPPENED

It’s Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine playing guitar with the San Diego Symphony on April 12, 2014. Words can not describe.

MOTORBOATING INDEED

A cruise hosted by Motorhead featuring Anthrax, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde and more is the kind of cruise we can get behind, or on.

Here is the information for the Motorboat Facebook Page

motorboatMotörhead’s MotörBoat – The Loudest Boat In The Wörld – featuring Megadeth, Official Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and even more!

Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, we’ll have dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!