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Marti Frederiksen is a musician, producer, and songwriter best known for his work with many hard rock bands including Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Fuel, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner, Buckcherry and film soundtracks.

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Career

With Aerosmith

Frederiksen has worked with Aerosmith since the mid-1990s. He is one of the "Boneyard Boys", the collaborative group of musicians responsible for much of the creative, songwriting, and production efforts in Aerosmith; Mark Hudson, Steven Tyler, and Joe Perry are the other members of this group.

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.

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With other artists

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 wrote or co-wrote songs for Brother Cane, Outlaw Blood, Motherland (which was The Jason Bonham Band with Marti replacing Daniel Macmasters), Jonny Lang, Scorpions, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the late Jeff Healy, Meat Loaf, Bo Bice, Richie Sambora, Jesse McCartney, Ace Frehley, Sheryl Crow, Cinder Road, Suzie McNeil and Black Lab. He co-wrote Gavin Rossdale's most recent hit single, "Love Remains the Same." He co-produced and co-wrote songs on Foreigner's 2009 release, Can't Slow Down.

He is also an accomplished recording producer, mixer, and engineer.

He mixed Aerosmith's & Metallica's Guitar Hero Editions. He also produced Faith Hill's hit song, "Cry.," which she won a Grammy for "Best Vocal Performance."

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