Marty Friedman - Tokyo Jukebox 3 [CD]
Release Date: 16th April 2021
Marty Friedman's presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short of inspiring. Starting in 1988 with 'Dragon's Kiss', Friedman has regularly put out well received solo records. 'Tokyo Jukebox 3' is the latest in this distinguished, ongoing line. As the title suggests it's the third in this series of albums featuring covers of Japanese songs and follows on from 'Tokyo Jukebox' in 2009 and 'Tokyo Jukebox 2' in 2011.
Let's all enjoy the fruits of his labour of love on 'Tokyo Jukebox 3', where Friedman takes J-Pop hits by the likes of Da Pump, Momoiro Clover Z, Sekai No Owari and Little Glee Monster, and gives them his own charismatic interpretations.
Tokyo Jukebox 3 will be released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on April 16, 2021 via Mascot Label Group/The Players Club.
Marty Friedman, alongside guitar hero Jason Becker, is a founding member of the metal band Cacophony. Their 1987 release, ‘Speed Metal Symphony”, is regarded by Guitar World Magazine one of the all-time top ten shred albums.
Friedman is a former member of Megadeth. During his 10 years with the band, they sold over 10 million albums worldwide. In 1994 Megadeth’s album ‘Rust in Peace’, the first to feature Friedman as a bandmember, was certified platinum by the RIAA, and was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards.
Friedman’s writing and session work was featured in SEGA’s video game, ‘Sonic and the Black Knight’.