Guitar legend Marty Friedman has announced his new studio album ‘Tokyo Jukebox 3’ which is scheduled for release on April 16th via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group (pre-order).
“The record is the third in a series that began with Tokyo Jukebox in 2009, and then Tokyo Jukebox 2 following in 2011,” says today’s LP reveal. “The trilogy presents Friedman’s inspired performances to Japanese repertoire he’s chosen to cover.”
Friedman adds, “I’ve been playing stuff from the first two ‘Jukebox’ albums live all over the world, and it’s taken on a life of its own. Especially in places like North and South America, Australia, Italy, France and even India. My fan base is very dedicated, and what I have found is that lots of new fans have been introduced to Japanese music and culture through me, which is very gratifying. On the tours it seems like aside from the dedicated guitar fans, the Japan fanatics have been noticeably growing, so now felt like the right time to do Tokyo Jukebox 3.”
To celebrate the new record’s announcement, new video single “Makenaide” has been revealed and is now streamable below.
Regarding the song/video, Friedman states, “I feel so incredibly fortunate and grateful for the love and support of wonderful people from so many countries and cultures around The World. With this video, I tried my best to share that unique feeling with you, and what better way than to have those cool folks jam for us. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time and energy to learn this song and make this video so fun to look at.”
Concert shot by Lina Glasir