Watch: Marty Friedman Reunites With Megadeth for Epic Performance After 20-Plus Years

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This past weekend in Japan, Megadeth fans were treated to a very special experience as the band reunited with their ex-guitarist Marty Friedman.

A reunion in metal is a big cause for celebration, and with Friedman returning to the stage with Megadeth, fans roared with excitement.

Friedman was Megadeth’s lead guitarist from 1990 to 2000. Over the course of his career in the band, he helped to create the following Megadeth albums:

Rust in Peace (released in 1990), Countdown to Extinction (released in 1992), Youthanasia (released in 1994), Cryptic Writings (released in 1997), and Risk (released in 1999). He also helped create the band’s 1995 EP Hidden Treasures.

Friedman is an incredibly talented guitarist, and after leaving Megadeth, he has gone on to work in other bands and have a successful solo career.

This recent performance featuring the Friedman cameo took place in Tokyo, Japan this past weekend. After Megadeth’s current lineup performed for a while on stage, Friedman eventually came out and rocked alongside the band for a few songs.

If you are interested in checking out that recent performance featuring Marty Friedman, you will find two videos below that cover the entire concert event (there’s a part one and a part two).

For you hardcore Megadeth fans out there, how happy does it make you to see Friedman team up with Megadeth after some 20-plus years? Do you hope that Friedman and the band do more collaborations together?

When it comes to other Megadeth-related stories, ex-band guitarist Jeff Young recently went off on band frontman Dave Mustaine in an interview. Young not only called Mustaine a “pathological liar,” but he also made claims that Mustaine “can barely play and sing” the band’s older material. Do you agree with such sentiments? If you are curious to learn more about what Young had to say about the Megadeth frontman, follow the two respective links to these stories below.

Ex-Megadeth Guitarist: Dave Mustaine ‘Can Barely Play and Sing the Stuff They’re doing’

Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Says Dave Mustaine Is a 'Pathological Liar'

Mustaine Thinks Marty Friedman Quit Megadeth Because He Re-Recorded a Solo Behind His Back