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Marty Friedman Would Rather Chew Glass Than Listen To Hendrix: Megadeth News

08/13/2015
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(Classic Rock) Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman says he'd "rather chew glass" than listen to Jimi Hendrix. Friedman stresses that he respects the iconic guitarist's huge influence on many of his heroes, but he says he just doesn't get what all the fuss is about. And he reveals he's never been a fan of Bob Dylan's playing either.

Friedman tells Ultimate Guitar: "I'd rather chew glass than listen to Hendrix. I never got Hendrix. When I think of Hendrix, an image comes in my mind about a lot of hippies rolling around in mud tripping on acid and it just doesn't turn me on at all.

"And all that noise and feedback and I'm like, 'Play in tune.' I'm a big tuning guy and that's probably why I don't like Dylan because things go out of tune and it kills me.

"But then again, all of my favorite guitarists hail Hendrix. I'm a big Uli Jon Roth fan and he's the most beautiful guitarist. He probably loves Hendrix as much as Hendrix's own mother does. All the guys I respect love Hendrix so I know there's something there. It's just that I never got it because it never fit into my experiences." Read more here.

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