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JAPAN MEDIA BLITZ!!
09 August 2003
What's up w/Marty in Tokyo and beyond 

Marty played 2 songs from Music For Speeding ("Lust For Life" and "It's The Unreal Thing") live in the broadcast center for Sky Perfect TV's "Party Dude!" program. This nationwide hard rock show will broadcast the two songs plus interviews on two separate programs over the next month. This can be seen around the world depending on your cable system.

2 page interview for Sony Magazine with TV celebrity Otsuki Kenji. Street date for this is 8/25.

Info about the 8/31 Aikawa Nanase show in Osaka is up in the Japanese section of this site. Marty is currently involved in the new Aikawa songs in progress. One new standout track, "Dahlia" was debuted live at the first 3 shows but there are other tracks in the running for first new single as well. "I'm really excited to be in Nanase's band," says Marty. "Nanase herself, her producer, staff and other band members are absolutely top notch, and I am looking forward to working with her much more in the future. Being a part of her music makes me glad that I came to Japan." Marty just wrapped up guitar tracks on the song, "Konnani Ai sitemo", a contender for Aikawa's next single.

Marty hooked up with multi-platinum Do As Infinity arranger Yoshihisa Tokuda to add guitar tracks to Japanese heavy band "03" for a tune for Sony records. More info on the release date to come. See the Japanese section for more on this.

On 8/20, Marty will be one of the very first if not the first non-Japanese rock musician to perform on Japan's nationwide NHK network. He will perform 2 songs live during an hour long special hosted by vocal legend Masanori Sera (with whom he will be playing at Budokan with on October 8th.)
The show will be rebroadcast on NHK on 9/25 at 11:15 pm and again on 10/1 at 2:55 am. The show was shot in high-res sound.

On 8/4 Marty played "Nasty Machine" for an auditorium of music journalists as well as mainstream journalists debuting Roland/Boss's brand new multi effect/computer recording device the GS-10. This futuristic product will go on sale first in Japan at the end of August, and the rest of the world after that. Guitar tones that Marty created himself for this unit will be downloadable from the internet by those who have the GS-10. For those of you wanting to know how Marty gets his tone, this is a must have. See www.roland.co.jp for more.

Marty is currently preparing the set list for his first US solo tour coming up in September, and is welcoming suggestions on this site. (please send them to 'contact' not 'faq'-webmaster)
The pre-sale tickets for the west coast shows have been going fast. Check with www.pollstar.com about how to get yours now.
2nd and 3rd week of the tour to be posted here shortly.

Also those of you in the US can see the big feature story on Marty in the current issue of Guitar Player.

IN DEPTH GUITAR PLAYER LESSON WITH MARTY HERE!!
http://www.guitarplayer.com/archive/0903/0903_MasterClass.htm

Ibanez is launching an ad campaign featuring Marty and his new SZ model. Look for the ads soon and check out this new guitar that he will be playing on the US tour.

More info to come...



 
 
 
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