Ask Marty: An Insider's View of Japan
through the Eyes of an American Rockstar
Date & Time:
Monday, October 15, 2018 7pm
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.
FREE (RSVP Requested. Click here)
Why did the American legendary guitarist Marty Friedman leave one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history and decide to move to Japan in 2003? And more importantly, what has kept him there ever since, over 15 years later? Marty Friedman will expose Japan to you in ways you’ve never contemplated. Please send in your questions to Marty on five areas of life in Japan: language, music, lifestyle, manners, food, or any other burning questions you may have, and he will answer them as candidly as a rockstar possibly can! It’s time to unlock your inner Japanese.
Marty Friedman is an American guitarist, who first became known as the lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Megadeth, which sold over 10 million copies and earned multiple Grammy nominations during his tenure. His overwhelming love of Japanese music and the Japanese language, in which he became fluent, led him to move to Tokyo in 2003. He soon became a fixture on Japanese TV, featured in hundreds of television programs, commercials and even motion pictures. In 2017, the Japanese Government appointed him Ambassador of Japan Heritage, for a term of 3 years through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is the first foreigner ever to receive this title. With his home base in Tokyo, he continues to do concert tours around the world every year. His 14th solo album, “ONE BAD M.F. Live!!” is set to be released on October 19th, 2018 and he is ready to embark on his US & Europe tour starting from January 2019.