Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has inked a deal to write the theme song for a “major” new movie. He writes on his Facebook page, “It was a rare time when I actually worked out the entire solo. Little did I know that the movie people would have me change the whole song’s key three times by the time we did the actual tracking. That made the already unorthodox solo even stranger, thankfully, and just by luck, in a very good way. I am stoked!” He adds, “One thing I have learned over time is that ALWAYS when you do additional work to accommodate the ‘big picture’ that seems unnecessary at the time, your music comes out better for it. ALWAYS. You heard it here first, friends!”
Friedman‘s new solo album, “Tokyo Jukebox 2”, was released in Japan on September 14 via Avex. The CD picks up where Friedman‘s 2009 effort, “Tokyo Jukebox”, left off, with even more adventurous arrangements of his favorite Japanese songs. Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, the album features Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) on drums.
“Tokyo Jukebox 2” stretches the boundaries of guitar interpretation beyond anything Marty has released to date.