| release details and much more!
The wait is over! The European release of Loudspeaker is September 15 on Mascot Records. Stay here for release info for the U.S. and the rest of the world.
In other release news, Sony Music Japan will release “Marty Friedman`s Kick Ass Rock” on Sep. 20! This is a collection of rock tracks handpicked by Marty himself, with liner notes by Marty in English and Japanese explaining each song and its connection to Marty as a musician in his formative years.
Marty`s performance with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra aired on 8/26 on NHK and the reaction has been fantastic. Rebroadcast details in the Japanese section.
In TV news, thanks to consistently high ratings, Marty`s weekly Rock Fujiyama program has been extended 2 more seasons, thru March 2007.
Marty is currently in the middle of extensive media promotion in Japan to promote "LOUDSPEAKER" .All complete daily TV and radio details in the Japanese side of this site.
Marty`s special feature in the Japanese edition of Playboy is on newsstands now!
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 11 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!
Marty is currently on the cover of Young Guitar in Japan as well as Sound Designer. GO HERE:
for a look.
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