TMG

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TMG

TMG (Left to Right): Chris Frazier, Jack Blades, Tak Matsumoto, Eric Martin.
Background information
Origin Japan & United States
Genres Hard Rock
Years 2004
Labels Vermillion Records (Japan)
Frontiers Records (Europe)
Website Official website
Members
Tak Matsumoto
Eric Martin
Jack Blades
Chris Frazier
Past members
Brian Tichy (Recording Only)
Cindy Blackman (Recording Only)

TMG (Tak Matsumoto Group) is a Japanese and American supergroup, comprised of guitarist Tak Matsumoto of B'z, vocalist Eric Martin of Mr. Big, bassist Jack Blades of the Damn Yankees and Night Ranger, and drummer Chris Frazier.

History

Formation

Post-TMG

The members of the band remain in touch and have not ruled out a possible reunion at some point in the future. In a March 2011 interview with Examiner.com, vocalist Eric Martin spoke of a potential second run with the band, commenting:

Me and Jack e-mail [Tak] like every couple of months… when we see each other, we always go, “Hey, let’s call Tak up.” So we call him up or e-mail him and we always ask him, and his words are, “Uhh, let me think about it.” (Laughs.) So he’s been thinking about it for a lot of years (laughs). Man, I’d love to do that again, that was so much fun.

Earlier, in 2009, Eric Martin released an English cover album in Japan under the title Mr. Vocalist X'mas that featured an English cover of 1992 B'z ballad "Itsuka no Merry Christmas" with the lyrics re-written in English. On his 2012 cover album Mr. Rock Vocalist, Eric Martin released an English cover of the 1991 B'z single "ALONE" under the same title which featured frequent Koshi Inaba collaborator Stevie Salas on guitar.

Most recently, Eric Martin and Jack Blades appeared in the 2012 B'z documentary Only Two that recounted the year's North American tour. The two were visiting backstage prior to one of the shows and were seen speaking with Tak about the prospect of a second TMG project.

Discography

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OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~ (2004)
TMG 1ST SINGLE—
OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~
TRAPPED
OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~ (KARAOKE)
TRAPPED (KARAOKE)
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TMG I (2004)
TMG 1ST ALBUM—
OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~
Everything Passes Away
KINGS FOR A DAY
I Know You by Heart
I wish you were here
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
Signs of Life
RED, WHITE AND BULLET BLUES
TRAPPED
My Alibi
WONDERLAND
TRAIN, TRAIN
Two of a Kind
NEVER GOOD-BYE
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Dodge The Bullet (2004)
TMG 1ST VIDEO—
Everything Passes Away
I wish you were here
Signs of Life
TRAPPED
I Know You by Heart
TRAIN, TRAIN
RED,WHITE AND BULLET BLUES
BLUE -TAK'S SOLO-
Two of a Kind
WONDERLAND
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
KINGS FOR A DAY
NEVER GOOD-BYE
(You Can Still) Rock In America (Night Ranger)
TO BE WITH YOU (Mr. Big)
OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~

Live Tours

Logo Tour Notes Home Video
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TMG LIVE TOUR
"Dodge The Bullet"

The sole live tour by TMG, Tak Matsumoto Group, an international rock supergroup consisting of Tak alongside members of fellow rock acts Mr. Big's Eric Martin and Night Ranger's Jack Blades. The tour saw the group touring for a month and a half in the summer of 2004 during Tak's break from B'z duties, with the setlist consisting mostly of songs from the group's only album, TMG I. Notably, the encore also included covers of two classic numbers by Night Ranger and Mr. Big.


Concurrent Events: SUMMER SONIC 04

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