Marty Friedman Jams in a Hotel Room with Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela were joined by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and guitarist Marty Friedman during their Hollywood Bowl performance on Sunday, August 14.

Trujillo, who frequently collaborates with the duo, took the stage with them for a medley featuring Metallica’s “Orion,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Battery,” as seen in the video at bottom.

Friedman, who was introduced by Gabriela Quintero as one of the group’s early heroes, joined them for a performance of Astor Piazolla’s “Oblivion.”

Although no video is available of Friedman’s performance, we do have a wonderful clip of him rehearsing “Oblivion” with Rodrigo and Gabriela in a hotel room. The video was uploaded on August 12, which puts this jam ahead of their Hollywood Bowl show.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.