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.
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.