Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN 'Making Progress' On New Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"Marty [will] appear on TV Asahi's hit show 'Tamori Club-Sola Mimi Awards 2006'. Brodacast date is January 13th (Friday) at 24:15. Also Marty's interview and live performance with Aikawa Nanase on 'Pop Jam' this Friday night (December 2) at 24:15 on NHK.

"The 3-disc live album (2 CDs and 1 DVD) from [Japanese pop singer] Aikawa Nanase [featuring Marty] will be released on January 1.

"Marty is producing, writing and playing guitar the Avex debut single for new artist CLAIR. The song, 'Ashiato', is the full version of the TV theme for the hit series 'Rockman' that they recorded together recently.

"In other production news, Marty is currently producing, arranging and playing guitar on a song with the Hebimetasan team, with Marty and Rolly on guitar and Ken Ayugai on vocals. More details later!

"A special report on Marty's in-store at Stigmata in Harajuku will come out in the next issue of fashion magazine Kera.

"Marty and Paul Gilbert will share the cover of an upcoming Young Guitar magazine which will include a special DVD of the two of them getting into details about their guitar playing. Marty is also making progress on his upcoming solo album. Engineer/co-producer Allen Isaacs (SEX MACHINE GUNS, MAYO OKAMOTO) is in Los Angeles editing the first batch of tracks. Recording will commence in Tokyo in December."

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