Megadeth reunites with Marty Friedman during Japan show

Megadeth reunited with former guitarist Marty Friedman during their show at Tokyo’s famed Budokan venue Monday.

The concert, which streamed live online, marked the first time Friedman has played with Dave Mustaine and company since leaving Megadeth in 2000. According to, Friedman took the stage for a trio of ’90s Megadeth classics: “Symphony of Destruction,” the Countdown to Extinction title track and the Rust in Peace cut “Tornado of Souls.”

For those who missed the livestream, which began very early in the morning for the Western Hemisphere, you can watch replays of the concert Monday at 2 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Friedman joined Megadeth in 1990, and played on albums including Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction. Following his departure from the group, he moved to Japan, where he’s lived since 2003.

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