|Born||July 1, 1962|
Hawthorne, California, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Rock, pop, country, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, record producer, artist, music publisher|
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keys, percussion|
|Labels||Virgin, Geffen, ATCO, Sony|
|Associated acts||A Drop in the Gray|
Martin Harold "Marti" Frederiksen (born July 1, 1962) is an American songwriter, record producer, and musician. He writes and produces music primarily in rock, country, and pop. He is best known for his work with many artists and bands including the Struts, Aerosmith, Gavin Rossdale, Carrie Underwood, Buckcherry, Daughtry, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe and Faith Hill. He's also well known for performing the lead vocals for the fictitious band Stillwater in the movie Almost Famous .
Songwriter, producer, engineer and drummer Marti Frederiksen been involved in numerous hits, performed by various artists, co-writing "Jaded" by Aerosmith, "Undo It" by Carrie Underwood, "Sorry" by Buckcherry, and "Love Remains the Same" by Gavin Rossdale.
Frederiksen was a member of the school choir in 10th grade. "The teacher was assigning parts and handing parts out, and I was waiting for the others to pick it up." As usual, Marti was restless, and that drives his ideas. He could hear the big picture, pick out the possibilities, and create new harmonies. "So I started making up new parts and singing them." The teacher caught on, and she didn't have much patience for an amateur rearranging the score. "It got me kicked out of choir."[ citation needed ]
Three of Frederiksen's LA-area bands landed record deals, and that led him to producing. Soon he was with Virgin Records co-writing and producing for the Southern rock-tinged Brother Cane, including two songs that reached No. 1 in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts.[ citation needed ]
Frederiksen has worked with Aerosmith since the mid-1990s.
Frederiksen has co-written several of Aerosmith's songs since the mid-1990s, including four of the songs on 1997's Nine Lives (including the single "Nine Lives"), ten of the songs on 2001's Just Push Play (including the singles "Jaded", "Fly Away from Here", and "Sunshine"), both of the new songs on 2002's O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits (including the single "Girls of Summer"), and the lone original track on the 2004 cover album Honkin' on Bobo ("The Grind").
He also co-produced the Just Push Play album, and the bonus tracks on O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits .
Frederiksen produced and co-wrote "(It) Feels So Good" for Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler's solo project. The single reached No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also features backing vocals from recording artist and The X Factor USA judge Nicole Scherzinger.
He also co-produced three tracks on Aerosmith's fifteenth studio album, Music from Another Dimension! , released in November 2012. He also co-wrote five tracks on that record. One co-produced and written song is a duet with Carrie Underwood titled "Can't Stop Lovin' You."
Frederiksen has worked with numerous acts, co-writing and/or performing on albums such as the Almost Famous soundtrack (as the singer of the fictional band Stillwater),Def Leppard's X and co-wrote the song "I Should Have Told You" on Fuel's 2007 release Angels & Devils . He also co-wrote Buckcherry's hit single "Sorry" and co-wrote all 13 songs on Mötley Crüe's 2008 release Saints of Los Angeles . He has also written or co-written songs for Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Brother Cane, Outlaw Blood, Motherland (which was the Jason Bonham Band with Marti replacing Daniel MacMaster), Jonny Lang, Hannah Montana (as Miley Cyrus), Scorpions, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the late Jeff Healey, Meat Loaf, Bo Bice, Richie Sambora, James Durbin, Jesse McCartney, Ace Frehley, Sheryl Crow, Cinder Road, Suzie McNeil, Default and Black Lab. He co-wrote Gavin Rossdale's hit single, "Love Remains the Same" *(for which he won a 2010 BMI Pop Award in the US and London.) He produced and co-wrote all songs on Foreigner's 2009 release, Can't Slow Down . Marti wrote and produced Vince Neil's single and title track of his album, Tattoos and Tequila. Frederiksen also co-wrote the song "Walk Away" from Black Veil Brides' fourth album.
In 2010, two singles he co-wrote were released by Carrie Underwood on her Play On album, "Undo It" (#1 on Country) and "Mama's Song." Both songs were written with Carrie Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, and Luke Laird. He co-wrote two songs on Daughtry's album Break the Spell , including the single "Crawling Back to You".
Frederiksen provided the lead singing vocals for Jason Lee on the movie Almost Famous .
Frederiksen is also an accomplished recording producer, mixer, and engineer. He mixed Aerosmith's and Metallica's Guitar Hero Editions. He also produced Faith Hill's hit song "Cry," for which she won a "Best Vocal Performance" Grammy. In 2010 he produced a tribute album featuring Western artists, Siam Shade Tribute , for Japanese rock band Siam Shade.
In 2014, he formed the band Loving Mary with Rebecca Lynn Howard, Suzie McNeil and Elisha Hoffman.
BMI Pop Awards- Aerosmith – "Jaded" Bo Bice – "The Real Thing" Gavin Rossdale – "Love Remains the Same" Buckcherry – "Sorry" Sick Puppies – "Maybe"
BMI London Pop Award- Gavin Rossdale – "Love Remains the Same"
BMI Country Awards: Carrie Underwood – "Undo It" Carrie Underwood – "Mama's Song"
Ivor Novello: "The Flame Still Burns" in the movie, Still Crazy
Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Rossdale helped form Bush in 1992; upon the band's separation in 2002, he became the lead singer and guitarist for Institute and later began a solo career. Rossdale resumed his role in Bush when the band reunited in 2010. In 2013, Rossdale received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
Just Push Play is the 13th studio album by American rock band Aerosmith.The album was co-produced by song collaborators Marti Frederiksen and Mark Hudson and was released in March 2001. The album's first single, "Jaded", became a Top 10 hit in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, Just Push Play was certified platinum within a month of its release.
Mark Jeffery Anthony Hudson is an American record producer, musician and songwriter based in both Los Angeles and New York City. After first rising to prominence as a performer, songwriter and TV personality in the 1970s as a member of the Hudson Brothers trio, Hudson achieved independent success as record producer and songwriter, working with a broad variety of artists including Cher, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson, Harry Nilsson, and the Baha Men. Hudson is Italian American.
Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, singer, composer and television personality. She writes music primarily in the pop rock genre. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; sales of albums on which her songs appear exceed 160 million worldwide. DioGuardi is a Grammy and Emmy-nominated writer. She is a 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 20 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.
Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson reformed Buckcherry with a new lineup and released a new album in 2006, 15. It contained Buckcherry's biggest crossover hits to date, "Crazy Bitch", and their first Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit, "Sorry". Their fourth album, Black Butterfly, was released in 2008, and their fifth album, All Night Long, was released in 2010. Buckcherry released their sixth album, Confessions, in 2013, followed by their seventh album Rock 'n' Roll in 2015. They released their eighth album Warpaint in 2019.
David Hall Hodges is a singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and keyboardist from Little Rock, Arkansas who has sold over 60 million albums. He is well known for having been a member of the band Evanescence, as well as a successful songwriter and producer. He has also been part of the bands Trading Yesterday, The Age of Information, Avox, and Arrows to Athens
Greg Wells is a Canadian record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and audio engineer. Wells has songs on over 130 million albums sold and streaming numbers in billions. He has produced and written with John Legend, Adele, Rufus Wainwright, The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Deftones, Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa, Keith Urban, Team Sleep, Katy Perry, Kid Cudi, Creeper Lagoon, Theophilus London, Ariana Grande, Weezer, OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Otep, All American Rejects, Jars of Clay, Aerosmith, Mika, Grace VanderWaal, Jamie Cullum, Celine Dion, Crash Test Dummies, and music legends Quincy Jones, Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the Count Basie Orchestra.
The Nixons are an American alternative rock band which formed in 1989. They found commercial success during the mid-1990s, releasing two major label albums through MCA Records in 1995–1997. The band are best known for the hit single "Sister".
The Last Vegas are an American hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois United States, whose style draws from glam, punk, and sleaze metal. Composed of Chad Cherry, John Wator (guitar), Adam Arling (guitar), Danny Smash (bass), and Nate Arling (drums), the band released the album Whatever Gets You Off, in April 2009, on Eleven Seven Music. The album was produced by Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, as well as Marti Frederiksen.
Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006 and reached number one on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell more than six million copies in the United States, and has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA. Daughtry was also named the best selling album of 2007 by Billboard, becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in Nielsen SoundScan history. The album produced four top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including top five hits "It's Not Over" and "Home".
"Jaded" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Marti Frederiksen. The single was released on December 21, 2000, as the first single from the album Just Push Play. The song was debuted publicly at the American Music Awards and was also played at the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001. It was ranked No. 86 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '00s.
"Girls of Summer" is a single by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Released in 2002 as the only single from the band's 2002 greatest hits album, O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, the song was written by lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry and professional songwriter Marti Frederiksen in Hawaii, following the end of the Just Push Play Tour. The song, described by the band's frequent collaborator Jack Douglas as "George Harrison meets the Beach Boys", reflected the laid back atmosphere of its composition, where according to Tyler, he along with Perry and Fredericksen utilized Pro Tools and just started flailing to see which vibe would come out.
Saints of Los Angeles is the ninth studio album by the American hard rock band Mötley Crüe, released on June 24, 2008. It was the first full-length studio album with the band's original lineup since 1997's Generation Swine, following the return of long-time drummer Tommy Lee, and their final one before their three-year hiatus from 2015 to 2018.
Orianthi Penny Panagaris is an Australian musician, singer and songwriter who rehearsed in 2009 with Michael Jackson in preparation for his ill-fated This Is It concert series, and performed with Alice Cooper's touring band. Her 2009 debut single "According to You" peaked at No. 3 in Japan, No. 8 in Australia and No. 17 in the US; her second album, Believe, received a worldwide release in late 2009. The same year, Orianthi was named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine. She also won the award as "Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year" 2010 by Guitar International magazine.
"Mama's Song" is a song recorded by American country music singer Carrie Underwood, co-written by her along with Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen, and Luke Laird. It was released in November 2010 as the fourth and final single from her third studio album, Play On. These songwriters also wrote her previous single, "Undo It".
"Undo It" is a song written by Carrie Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen, and Luke Laird. It was made available to digital retailers on October 27, 2009, and was released as an official single on May 24, 2010. The song is the third single from Underwood's third studio album, Play On.
"(It) Feels So Good" is a song by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Written by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen, it features background vocals from American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger. It premiered on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles on May 9, 2011 and released digitally via iTunes and Amazon MP3 on May 10, 2011.
"Crawling Back to You" is a song from American rock band Daughtry's third studio album Break the Spell (2011). It was released October 3, 2011 as the lead pop single and second overall single off the album. Chris Daughtry co-wrote the song with Marti Frederiksen, while Howard Benson served as the record's producer.
Music from Another Dimension! is the fifteenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 6, 2012 by Columbia Records. This is their first studio album since 2004's Honkin' on Bobo and the first to feature all-new material since 2001's Just Push Play, marking the longest gap between Aerosmith's studio albums. The album was released in a single CD edition, along with a deluxe version. It is the last album in Aerosmith's recording contract with Sony/Columbia Records and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. It is also their longest studio album with total track time of nearly 68 minutes.
"Can't Stop Lovin' You" is a power ballad by American hard rock band Aerosmith featuring American country recording artist Carrie Underwood that was released on April 6, 2013, as the fourth single from the Aerosmith album Music from Another Dimension!.