Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently commented via his official web site on the reasons for the decreased emphasis on guitar soloing in metal music today as opposed to the '80s when Friedman's career was first launched."I believe people, myself included, are bored to tears with the traditional guitar solo, which comes in approximately two minutes into the song, after the second chorus and ends on a high E bend on the E string, 22nd fret," Friedman explained. "I have tried desperately to do things a little more unique with changing that format while still playing intense aggressive guitar. If more players would do the same, maybe the guitar solo will become somewhat more in vogue. Gotta evolve, my friend!"
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