Marcus Fretshredder (full name Marcus Fjörn Frettenshredder) is a new character in World Tour, featured in the cutscenes and the Recording Studio as the Guitarist for a band with Riki Lee, Matty Cannz, and Shirley Crowley. He also is the instructor for the Guitar Tutorial. He is Swedish.


  • Born Marcus Fjorn Frettenshredder to Swedish Hippies, Marcus moved to the US as a young kid. His journey into the world of rock 'n' roll came as a vision to him after a fall from a tree - as he lay there, he saw spirited visions of stages and exotic locations, followed by the image of a gold glowing guitar. Since then he's studied the more metaphysical and hypernatural aspects of music and guitar playing in particular. It's been his life's pursuit to attain the status of Rock God. -- Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits in-game bio


Torso: Rolled Up
Pants: Plated Leathers
Shoes: Strapped Up
Accessories: Holiband (left arm) and Metal Studs (right arm) in the Wii and Playstation 2 versions and Buckle Band (left arm) and War Hammer (right arm) in the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions


  • Marcus's appearance is similar to that of Dethklok's lead guitarist, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, sporting long blond hair. His default outfit consists of a dark gray sleeveless shirt, spiked wristbands and black pants and boots. Even the ending cutscene for Guitarists show Marcus in a Mordhaus-esque building.
  • His name can be taken as a reference to neo-classical guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, also Swedish born, and who changed his name to sound more Anglicized.
  • Marcus also appears in Guitar Hero Metallica and Smash Hits, but he doesn't appear in GH5.
  • To unlock Marcus in Guitar hero Metallica you need to get 55 stars in Guitar career mode.
Characters of Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero: Axel Steel - Clive Winston - Grim Ripper - Izzy Sparks - Johnny Napalm - Judy Nails - Pandora - Xavier Stone

Guitar Hero II: Casey Lynch - Lars Ümlaüt - Eddie Knox

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock: - Elroy Budvis - God of Rock - Lou - Metalhead - Midori - Slash - Tom Morello

Guitar Hero On Tour: Gunner Jaxon - Memphis Rose

Guitar Hero Aerosmith: Brad Whitford - DMC - Joe Perry - Tom Hamilton

Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina - Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde

Guitar Hero Metallica: Fembot - James Hetfield - King Diamond - Kirk Hammett - Lars Ulrich - Lemmy - Robert Trujillo - Zach Harmon

Guitar Hero Modern Hits: Calista Valenz - Simon Grimmsy

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits: Mario Greendale

Guitar Hero: Van Halen: Alex Van Halen - David Lee Roth - Eddie Van Halen - Wolfgang Van Halen

Guitar Hero 5: Carlos Santana - FrankenRocker - Gerald Contest Winner - Golden God - Johnny Cash - Kurt Cobain - Matt Bellamy - Racques Topus - Robbie Lobster - Scrap Heap - Shadow - Shirley Manson

Band Hero: Adam Levine - Adrian Young - Gwen Stefani - Quincy Styles - Taylor Swift - Tom Dumont - Tony Kanal

DJ Hero: DJ AM - DJ Jazzy Jeff - Grandmaster Flash - Z-Trip

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock: Arthas Menethil - Austin Tejas - Demi-God of Rock - Echo Tesla - Minotaur

NPCs: The Bassist - Bret Michaels - The Drummer - The Female Singer - Joey Kramer - The Keyboardist - The Guitarist - The Male Singer - Steven Tyler - The Singer - The Disc jockey

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