Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Resumes Recording Sixth Solo Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be joined by Pata from X JAPAN, Shinya from LUNA SEA, Crazy Cool Joe and D.I.E. for this summer's tour by Japanese pop singer Aikawa Nanase, dubbed "The Gig 2005" concert tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jul. 03 - Nagoya, JPN @ E.L.L.
Jul. 05 - Osaka, JPN @ Big Cat
Jul. 07 - Tokyo, JPN @ Shibuya AX

Marty is back in Tokyo after a 10-city Asian tour, where he met and played for thousands of fans, and had the opportunity to jam with the best local players in many of the cities. The entire trek was captured on video, which should surface in DVD form by 2006.

In Tokyo, the recording of Marty's sixth solo album resumes this week as well as the taping of future episodes of "Hebimetasan", which can be seen every Tuesday night on Channel 12 at 1:00 a.m. Tokyo time.


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