By Nicky Baldrian
Nicky : - Can you tell our readers what you have
been up to since leaving Megadeth?
Marty : - I have a new band called,"Red Dye #2". I've also
been working on various scores for TV Sports and other programmes like
"Explorers club 2", "Mr. Orange (guestguitar in Japan)
: - Why did you decided to leave Megadeth?
Marty : - The Music was not challenging or interesting enough for me.
It was not moving into the future. It was just relying on tired heavy
: - Tell me about the highs and lows of your career?
Marty : - It's been all highs.
: - What was it like being in Megadeth?
Marty : - A lot of fun, a lot of work. Good friends in the band.
: - How do you think the guitar genre has progressed during the last
years? Are there any new players out that inspire you?
Marty : - I've
never been a much of a guitar fan, believe it or not. I'm a pop music
I love cool, fun music. Of course there are many great guitarists out
I get inspired by unique melodies in general.
:-. What's the craziest thing that's happened to you since you launched
musical career all those years ago?
Marty : - Touring the world so many times and meeting people from completely
worlds. I learned so much about humans.
- You have been in the buisness now for nearly two decades, what do
your lonevity down to?
Marty:- Not stopping. Actually, I just love playing music, so I keep
: - What are your current goals in life, both personal and musical?
Marty:- Play music that makes people happy and go to the beach a lot.
Nicky : -. There
are thousands of new players trying to make it out there - what
advise can you give to the new players?
Marty:- Play what you truly love and don't be afraid to play a little
the next guy.
: - Who or what are your inspirations musically and spiritually?
Marty : - I'm not terribly religious, but sometimes music is so beautiful
that it confirms
the existence of a God. I get inspired by that. "I can hear music"
by the Beach
Boys fits in there.
: - "Scenes" and "Introduction" are both very inspiring
albums, can you tell
me about these albums and what sort of style your next solo album will
Marty : - Introduction was done with all of the things I learned during
the making of
Scenes. Scenes was more of an experiment, to see if I could make an
those calm but dramatic emotions. Ironically people seem to like Scenes
next solo album is in the works now but it's too early to really comment
: -What made you choose to become a guitar player and how old were you
you started out?
Marty : - I saw Kiss at 14 and that decided it for me. Plus I was too
skinny to play
Nicky : - What are thoughts regarding Jason Becker?
Marty : - Jason is a friend, musical partner, genius and an inspiration
to me. I pray for
a cure to ALS so we can jam again soon. I want to hear his 21st century
as I know his mind has advanced into the future.
: - Whats in store for the future?
Martry : - I just follow where music leads me. Could be anywhere. My
'red dye #2' band has
a lot of potential, and I love the music. I'm also writing and recording
for ABC sports. I've been recording with some Japanese artists in Tokyo.
may do a special record with a well known European guitarist.
: - Is there anything you would like to say to say to your European
Marty : - Thanks for being there and I can't wait to play for you all