Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's web site has been updated with the following message:
"'Ii-Jyan J-Pop!' (Awesome J-Pop!), Marty's new hardcover book released by Nikkei Entertainment on April 7, is currently #38 in the overall sales ranking at Amazon.jp. This book offers an in-depth and very unique insider's view of the Japanese music scene as only Marty can see it. The book is culled from over a year of interviews with Marty and plenty of outtakes from his outspoken and often controversial popular monthly column in Nikkei Entertainment.
"Marty will do a book signing at the Tokyo Roppongi Tsutaya on April 23 at 8 p.m. The ever-gorgeous Shelly (from 'Rock Fujiyama') will MC the event. Rules do apply so please check www.martyfan.com for details or call Tokyo Roppongi Tsutaya at 03-5775-1515.
"Marty will appear with Gene Simmons in the upcoming Japanese motion picture, 'Detroit Metal City'. They have a live performance scene together along with Jeremy Colson on drums. Filming in Tokyo is underway now and the movie will come out in the fall. Behind-the-scenes photos and many more details to come.
"The first three unplugged mini concerts in Osaka and Nagoya were completely packed with fans old and new and after their acoustic performance everyone walked away with their copy of 'Future Addict' [Marty's new solo album] signed by Marty and Jeremy. There are two more events in Tokyo, check www.martyfan.com for details.
"We are absolutely overwhelmed by the response from outside of Japan to the 'Marty's select movie' section at www.martyfan.com! I have discussed the idea of having Marty's comments posted in English as well as Japanese with the Martyfan webmaster in Japan and they are receptive to the idea. We will keep you informed as to when that happens, please be patient!"