More Details Revealed For Marty Friedman’s New Album “Tokyo Jukebox 3”

As previously reported, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) will be releasing a new album, titled “Tokyo Jukebox 3,” in Japan on October 21. Now, Billboard have confirmed some of the J-pop covers that will appear on the 12-track record. The site said the following:

“The new set includes contemporary numbers such as LiSA’s powerful long-running hit ‘Gurenge’ and Official HIGE DANdism’s ‘Shukumei,’ along with DA PUMP’s recent comeback dance track ‘U.S.A.,’ End of the World’s poignant ballad ‘Sazanka,’ and the pioneering vocaloid hit ‘Senbonzakura feat. Hatsune Miku.’ Some throwback J-pop hits from the ‘90s are included in the playlist as well, such as the late ZARD’s ‘Makenaide’ and Every Little Thing’s ‘Time goes by.'”

Watch Mastodon, Baroness, Ex-Megadeth, Etc. Members Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun” with Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Emily Panic, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Nick Jost (Baroness), and Nicke Anderson (Lucifer, etc.). You can see footage of that below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“ooh ooh witchy womxn! We covered your mom’s favorite Fleetwood Mac Song and frankly our’s too. Also, Marty Friedman lives in Japan plus Johanna and Nicke live in Sweden so there are all kinds of international spookiness in this video. This is our 22nd bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Reveals Cover Art For New Album “Tokyo Jukebox 3”

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has revealed the cover art for his new album “Tokyo Jukebox 3.” That effort will be released in Japan on October 21.

Friedman commented:

“Alright my friends—today the release of TOKYO JUKEBOX 3 was announced in Japan!

This is the album cover-

Just like everyone, I’ve had a real tough time dealing with 2020. We all suffered from a massive lack of fun this year, so I made it my mission to make feel-good, seratonin level raising music of the highest order, stuff that will hopefully kick you all in the feels, and hard. Making the album during a pandemic had its hellish challenges, but everyone is facing hardships now, so I was just thankful to have such cathartic work to do.

Guitar fans will notice, and hopefully enjoy, some pretty cool updates to my guitar sounds. I’ve discovered that when you take off all spatial effects like reverbs and delays, your solo expressions can often live and breathe more, and have an urgency and unique attack to them, that I’m really digging.

Enough about the album for now…

The Japanese release date is 10/21. The release info for the rest of the world will come soon, as well as bonus track info, events and more.”

Marty Friedman Offers Update On New Album

During a recent interview with Bob Nalbandian of the “Shockwaves/HardRadio” podcast, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) offered an update on his new album. The guitarist said the effort is “really close to being done,” but he is unsure when it will be released due to the pandemic.

Friedman said the following:

“I’m still working on the record. I haven’t really got anything to report as for when and where it’s gonna get released, because, obviously, COVID changed a lot of release dates and event things.

I haven’t really talked about the record anywhere yet, because I wanna wait till I can tell people when it’s coming out and stuff. But I’m still working on it. It’s really close to being done, but since we got so many exensions because of the COVID thing, I’ve been able to go in and re-tool it and just have the luxury of doing remixes and replaying stuff. It’s really kind of the ultimate way to make a record.”

He also added:

“Any record that I do, as you know, as everybody who listens to my stuff knows, it’s gonna be — at least in my opinion — one step further, deeper, more, above, whatever it is; just a new step farther ahead, advanced — just something I’ve never done before. And I’ve had the luxury of much more time and much more of other people’s time as well.

Usually, it’s really hard to track down and nail down members and studio people. You really wanna have your ‘A team,’ but sometimes the ‘A team’ is very busy. But now it’s been a lot easier to get people on board who are usually really, really busy, so scheduling has been just a breeze. And [I] love that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Featured On New Lost Symphony Song “Conflagration”

Lost Symphony have premiered a new song titled “Conflagration.“ The track, which features late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre, and Conrad Simon, is from the band’s new album “Chapter II.” That effort will be released on October 16 and it will also feature members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, etc. Lost Symphony‘s Benny Goodman commented:

“When I hear the song, I just think of the whole world burning. Basically, the guitar players are getting us out. It has the most testosterone. It was literally blowing up my speakers like a ‘Conflagration.’ The adrenaline speaks for itself.”

“Chapter II” Track Listing:

01. “The World is Over” (feat. Marty Friedman & Jeff Loomis)
02. “Leave Well Enough Alone” (feat. Jason Costa & Conrad Simon)
03. “Negation Delirium” (feat. Oli Herbert, Joey Concepcion & Jimi Bell)
04. “No Exit” (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
05. “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” (feat. Oli Herbert, David Abbruzzese, Rusty Cooley, Jimi Bell, Joey Concepcion, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
06. “Conflagration” (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
07. “A Murder Of Crows” (feat. Jon Donias, Matt Bachand & Jimi Bell)
08. “The Long Wait For The End” (feat. Oli Herbert, Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)

Watch Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Cover “Gurenge” From “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba”

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) recently performed a cover of “Gurenge” from the anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.” That track was created by LiSA and footage of Friedman’s rendition can be seen below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro Premieres New Song “Imminent Threat” Feat. Marty Friedman

Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro has premiered a new song titled “Imminent Threat.“ This track features former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and it will appear Loureiro‘s new album “Open Source,“ which is set to be released on July 10. Loureiro commented:

“For the last five years, I’ve always been compared to Marty Friedman, and Marty Friedman is a great musician — not only a great guitar player but an amazing musician. And I’m a big fan of his solo work and Cacophony and, of course, other Megadeth years, and I had a chance to meet him two times and have great conversations about music and about life with him. I have some guest musicians, guest guitarists on my new album, and guess what? Marty Friedman is one of them. I’m so happy to have Marty Friedman. He did, of course, an amazing solo on one of my songs. So, thank you, Marty.”

Marty Friedman Announces U.S. Tour With Immortal Guardian

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has announced a U.S. tour with Immortal Guardian. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/23 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
01/24 Anaheim, CA – The Parish at the House of Blues
01/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
01/27 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
01/30 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
01/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/01 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/04 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
02/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
02/07 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
02/08 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
02/09 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
02/10 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
02/12 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
02/13 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
02/14 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis
02/15 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
02/16 Cleveland Heights, OH – The Grog Shop
02/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
02/20 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
02/23 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads NJ
02/24 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) To Sell Guitars, Amps, Etc, On Reverb

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) will be teaming up with Reverb to sell various guitars, amps, and more. The shop will officially open on October 23.

Among the things for sale are Crate amplifier and amplifier half stacks that Friedman used on Megadeth tours and recordings from 1993-1999. The guitarist said the following about those:

“These are the amps responsible for my sounds back then. If you saw me on tour from around 1993 until the end of the decade, these are the actual cabinets and amps that I was playing through. If you’ve heard any of the work that I’ve done on albums from the same time period, it was done on these amps and cabs. They are workhorse amps that I used for hundreds of shows.”

Aside from those, the shop will also feature:

* A Black 1999 Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar and a Black 1999 Gibson SG electric guitar that Friedman purchased in the mid-’90s after recording two MEGADETH albums with producer Dann Huff and playing several of his Gibsons. “I used them on tour quite a bit. I’ve also done a lot of recordings with them in the late ’90s,” Friedman said.

* A Black 1990s Fernandes Strat-style guitar that Friedman had created as a clone of the Fernandes guitar he used to create his second solo studio album, “Scenes”. Of the original Fernandes, Friedman said: “It didn’t sound like any guitar I ever played before. I plugged it in and it was like the heavens parted — it had the most beautiful, glassy, clean, melodic, full-of-pitch, full of beautiful resonance tone that I’d ever heard in an electric guitar.” Of the Fernandes he’s selling, Friedman added: “This clone is the closest anyone will ever get to matching the clean tone of that magical guitar.”

* A 1990s Bradley Firebird-Style Copy electric guitar that has been with Friedman and his family since he was 15 or 16. “I’ve played this guitar more than anything, but I’ve probably never played it in front of anybody but my family,” he said.

* Several traditional Japanese musical instruments, including a shamisen that Friedman used for the solo on “Nastymachine” from his fifth solo studio album, “Music For Speeding”, and a koto. “Japan has always been a big influence on my writing and playing, even before I moved here. It’s been a big force in my music altogether,” said Friedman, who has lived in Japan for the past 15 years.

* A Tech 21 Trademark 60 amplifier that Friedman used on many recordings throughout the 1990s.

Friedman said the following:

“Each piece of gear that I’m selling in my Reverb shop has helped shape my career, whether it was used on stage and in the studio with Megadeth or to create one of my solo albums. Instead of sitting around and collecting dust, the gear should be in the hands of a fan or a musician who will take it and create something great with it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Marty Friedman Streams “Kaeritakunatta Yo” From “One Bad M.F. Live!!”

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth, etc.) is streaming “Kaeritakunatta Yo“ off his new live album, “One Bad M.F. Live!!.“ That effort, which features a show he did in Mexico City, MEX on April 14, 2017, will be released on October 19.