Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Launches LOVEFIXER

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has launched a brand new project called LOVEFIXER.

According to a posting on Friedman's web site, LOVEFIXER — the first-ever American/Japanese collaboration in Japanese rock which features Marty on guitar and Shinichiro "Sin" Suzuki on vocals — made its live debut in Sapporo last week and to commemorate the release of their first single it will make its Tokyo-area debut on August 30 at Lazona Kawasaki Plaza for an acoustic live performance, talk show and autograph session. Start time is 5:00 p.m.

Japanese audiences got a taste of LOVEFIXER on Marty's July solo tour of Japan when Suzuki joined Marty each night on stage for three tunes. LOVEFIXER performed a full live show in Sapporo on August 22. This special concert was sponsored by the film "Detroit Metal City" which opened in Japan the next day. Marty has a cameo in the film performing with KISS' Gene Simmons.

For more information on LOVEFIXER, visit the project's official web site.

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Those with access to Japanese TV should not miss Marty's performance on TV Tokyo's weekly program "Muse No Bansan - My Song, My Life" on Saturday, August 30 at 11:00 p.m. This features and extremely in-depth look at Marty's music from the very beginning through the future as well as a live performance with violin and piano. Also Marty's special "Detroit Metal City" TV show with Natsume Nana can be seen on several stations on several dates.

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