Marty Friedman and Scale the Summit
Guitarist Marty Friedman might have ended up a San Diegan, at least part-time, had he accepted the 2014 invitation of frequent Fallbrook resident Dave Mustaine to rejoin Megadeth, the band Friedman quit in 1999. Instead of hooking up with Mustaine at his North County recording studio, Friedman chose to remain in Tokyo, where he moved in 2003 to become a staple as both performer and composer in a multitude of Japanese TV shows, cartoons, and films. He’ll be showcasing his 13th solo album, Wall of Sound, when he plays the final date of his U.S. tour at Brick by Brick on August 28, though recent setlists indicate he’s also doing tracks from throughout his career, including the occasional cut from his pre-Megadeth band Cacophony. The trek will feature support from Scale the Summit, Nightshadow, and the Fine Constant.