Marty Friedman: “The door has always been open” to work with Megadeth again

Marty Friedman is open to playing with Megadeth again after he reunited with Dave Mustaine and company earlier this week during the band’s concert at Tokyo’s famed Budokan venue.

Speaking with Consequence, Friedman shares, “I think the door has always been open.”

“It’s really just a matter of doing something that has meaning to it,” Friedman says. “Meaning for them and meaning for me. So, Budokan is sort of a no-brainer. But if something were to come up that would be a good thing for them and a good thing for me, and add value to it, then I’m all for it.”

“As far as I’m concerned, their band is just kicking so much a** right now — I can’t imagine them needing me for anything,” the guitarist laughs. “But Budokan was wonderful. There’s other things in the future. My door’s open and we’re on great terms, and I love all the guys in the band. It’s very casual.”

Friedman played in Megadeth from 1990 to 2000. During the Budakon show, which marked Friedman’s first performance with Megadeth in 23 years, he joined the group for the songs “Symphony of Destruction,” “Countdown to Extinction” and “Tornado of Souls.”

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