Tak Matsumoto Group
|Also known as||Tak Matsumoto Group|
|Associated acts||B'z, Mr. Big, Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Billy Idol|
Tak Matsumoto Group (often abbreviated as TMG) was a supergroup consisting of members from several bands around the world. It includes Tak Matsumoto, Eric Martin, and Jack Blades. From July to September 2004, it presented its "Dodge the Bullet Tour" of Japan.
After a single, an album, 20 shows and some videos, the band never performed again. In a 2016 interview, Martin said he called Matsumoto every year about a possible reunion, to which Matsumoto always answered, "I'll think about it".
- Official members
- Tak Matsumoto (B'z) – guitar, leader
- Eric Martin (Mr. Big) – lead vocals
- Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) – bass, backing vocals
- Support members
- Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Pride & Glory, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, Slash's Snakepit) – studio drums
- Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz) – studio drums
- Chris Frazier (Whitesnake, Foreigner) – live drums
- "Oh Japan ~Our Time Is Now~" (March 31, 2004) No. 3
- Dodge the Bullet (December 15, 2004) No. 8
- "THE TAK MATSUMOTO GROUP Schedule European Release For Debut". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 17 September 2004. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
- D, J. "Formation of TMG, Koshi's Debut Solo Tour, "BANZAI" & "ARIGATO" Singles". www.offthelock.com. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- Chakraborty, Riddhi (2 November 2016). "Eric Martin's Big Plan". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 25 August 2020.