Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Jams With DREAM THEATER Axeman In Japan

November 13, 2004

For the last couple of days, former MEGADETH axeman Marty Friedman and DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci have had the chance to play a little music in Japan together. According to Marty, "John joined me for an encore at my concert in Osaka, and a couple days later my band and I invaded his Tokyo event. It was a blast. The guy is a monster player and an all around class act."

The Osaka show was filmed for broadcast on Japan on "Kobe Calling" on November 19.

In other news, Friedman has been selected as the first non-Japanese guitarist to contribute to the largest rock oriented ringtone site "Super Guitarist", sponsored by Tokyo Walker magazine, the top Arts and Leisure magazine in Japan. The first songs available from Marty are "I'm Proud" (Kahala Tomomi cover),"Ringo no Oiwake" and "Momiji". These ringtones are only available in Japan, but they are full-length and CD quality and since Marty will own the rights, it may be possible to hear these songs released in other formats in the future.

Worldwide pre-orders will be available soon for Marty's new instructional DVD and the first few batches sold via Marty's web site will be signed by the guitarist. The DVD is in the quality-control stage now.

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