Former Megadeth guitarist, Marty Friedman says that Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is one of his “favorite guitarist in history.”

In an interview posted on, Friedman said, “I’ve ripped off so many motifs from that guy. He plays very basic melody lines, but the way he hangs on single notes, no one else does it. And it’s just so gut-wrenching.”

He recorded “You Make Loving Fun” earlier this year and says the song was a huge influence on him. He said, “He’s playing the same scales as everybody else is, and he’s not doing these, like, 20-finger tapping things, but the second you hear the guy you know it’s him. And what he does always elevates the song.”

Friedman released his solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3, earlier this year.


  • Another Quote: “You know, most pop songs don’t have lead guitars in them, and they don’t need lead guitars in them. But Fleetwood Mac have the ultimate pop songs, and they all have great lead solos in them,” says Friedman. “So what does that tell you? That tells you that the guitar player is just amazing.”
  • Lindsey Buckingham’s last studio effort was a self-titled collaborative album with Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie in 2017.
  • Friedman has released 13 solo albums.
  • He was with Megadeth for most of the 90’s.