MARTY FRIEDMAN: Guest Appearances, Guitar Seminars Announced

March 8, 2004

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman played lead guitar on one song on the upcoming album, "Monster", from the Japanese heavy rock band 03. The CD will be released on March 31 via Avex Records.

In other news, Friedman will be appearing at The First World Guitar Congress, held June 2-9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Other guest artists include Jennifer Batten and Eric Johnson. For more information, click here.

Also on the Friedman-related front, he has lined up the following guitar seminars in Japan during April:

Apr. 06 - Nagoya
Apr. 07 - Tokyo
Apr. 08 - Kanazawa
Apr. 09 - Sapporo
Apr. 12 - Fukuoka
Apr. 13 - Hiroshima
Apr. 14 - Osaka
Apr. 15 - Sendai

Marty is currently in the studio writing his own new music, as well as new music with songwriters Tamada and Takada (who penned the latest single for Japanese pop singer Aikawa Nanase, "Ai No Uta").

Friedman will be on tour in Japan with Aikawa Nanase throughout May and June. The dates are as follows:

May 08 - Ichikawa
May 13 - Shizuoka
May 15 - Nagano
May 20 - Akita
May 21 - Aomori
May 24 - Kyoto
May 25 - Kobe
May 27 - Kagawa
Jun. 02 - Nagasaki
Jun. 04 - Oita
Jun. 05 - Nobeoka
Jun. 18 - Yamanashi
Jun. 22 - Mie
Jun. 24 - Kurashiki
Jun. 25 - Yonago
Jul. 01 - Tokyo
Jul. 07 - Osaka
Jul. 08 - Nagoya
Jul. 10 - Fukuoka
Jul. 11 - Hiroshima
Jul. 15 - Sendai
Jul. 17 - Sapporo

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