Revered guitarist (and current Tokyo resident) MARTY FRIEDMAN recently returned to America for a series of appearances centered around the annual NAMM convention in Anaheim, Calif. First, FRIEDMAN surprised fans by making a special guest appearance during Los Angeles-based glam metal act Steel Panther’s performance at the Grove of Anaheim during the “NAMM Jam” event on Jan. 23. Check out the below photo of FRIEDMAN with the band along with another very special guest, KISS’s Tommy Thayer!
FRIEDMAN will next be seen hosting a sold-out lecture at the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles tonight (January 26), where he will detail his emersion into Japanese culture and how it opened new opportunities for his career. The event will be followed by a brief fan Q&A session and meet-and-greet.
To cap off his visit to the States, FRIEDMAN has just been announced to host a special Guitar Clinic at Los Angeles’ famous music college, Musicians Institute, exclusively for students and alumni. The clinic will take place at MI’s Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 27 from 2:00 – 4:00pm.
Described as his “purest, heaviest guitar work” (NPR), FRIEDMAN has spent the past year promoting hisBillboard-charting solo album, “Inferno”, on worldwide tours alongside Gus G., Arch Enemy, Kreator, Shining (NOR), and a slot on Japan’s largest heavy metal festival, Loud Park.
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