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Marty and Mari Yaguchi (Morning Musume,Tanpopo) chatted in Tokyo this week for a special feature on Marty for the Japanese edition of Playboy Magazine. Newsstand date and more info in the Japanese section.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Roland/Boss Marty played 2 songs from “Loudspeaker” at an industry only event in Tokyo. Congratulations and thanks to Roland/Boss!
Marty and Ayaka Hirahara taped a special double DJ program for NHK Radio (broadcast 8/10 9:10PM-1045PM) Those of you in Japan can hear their live performance of “Jupiter” and much more.
To give you an idea of the music Marty grew up with and inspired him to be the musician he is today, Sony Records Japan will be putting out a special new compilation album of exactly that. More details to follow...
Please note that the "99 secret..." DVD is back in stock.
to read the latest chat with Marty.
In TV news, thanks to consistently high ratings, Marty`s weekly Rock Fujiyama program has been extended 2 more seasons, thru March 2007.
"LOUDSPEAKER" will be released by Mascot/Provogue in Europe. Promotion begins this month.
Marty is currently in the middle of extensive media promotion in Japan to promote "LOUDSPEAKER" .All complete details in the Japanese side.
The special first edition of “LOUDSPEAKER” contained one bonus track, a vocal version of “Static Rain”, ending theme of “Rock Fujiyama”. This edition was limited to the first 10,000 copies, which sold out on the first day of release. After those went, the standard version of “LOUDSPEAKER” which has an instrumental version of “Static Rain” was put on sale.
The leadoff track from “LOUDSPEAKER”, “Elixir” has become the new ending theme for the next season of “Rock Fujiyama”. A video was shot for “Elixir” on July 1.
In TV news, Marty filmed 4 weeks worth of his segment with top model (and now singer) Shoko Nakagawa last week. Broadcast details in the Japanese side of this site. Marty`s performance with superstars Ayaka Hirahara and Tomomi Kahala on NHK`s “POP JAM” was rebroadcast on July 8th, further rebroadcast info in the Japanese section. Nippon Television`s “Uta Sta!” which is Japan`s answer to American Idol, features Marty weekly on the judges panel.
Details on the U.S. release of "LOUDSPEAKER" soon to come, be sure to check this page first!
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