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Watch: MEGADETH Reunites With MARTY FRIEDMAN Live For The First Time In Over Two Decades

You really should buy the livestream, though.

It happened! On February 27, Megadeth reunited with former guitarist Marty Friedman at the Nippon Budokan venue in Tokyo, Japan. The show is Megadeth and Friedman's first show together in 23 years, and you can check out how it sounded thanks to fan-filmed footage right now! You can also watch a professionally-filmed version of the entire show right here for the next few days.

Friedman has since commented on the reunion saying he feels "immense joy and serious adrenaline to look forward to playing together at this very, very cool place."

"What's up, everybody? This is Marty Friedman here. Just a quick announcement to let you all know that I'm gonna be joining my good friends in Megadeth on stage at the Budokan in Tokyo on February 27th.

"It's been a real long time since I've been on the same stage with Dave Mustaine making music, and we've both taken severely different paths in our life since then. But that doesn't change the fact that I'm so extremely proud of the part that I played in Megadeth's history and Megadeth's legacy, and I'm also very, very proud of the achievements that the band has done in my absence.

"But for right now, at this moment, I just feel immense joy and serious adrenaline to look forward to playing together at this very, very cool place. So I just really wish you could be there, and I hope to see you soon."

Mustaine also issued his own statement upon the announcement, saying "For the first time in more than 23 years, Megadeth alumni Marty Friedman will join Megadeth on stage as the special guest for our one-off global livestream from the legendary Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan on February 27!

"'Marty and I have remained friends over 23 years, since we last played together. However, I hear his music every night, and he still is among the top guitar players I’ve ever heard. This is an amazing treat for the fans, as well as myself. To be honest, I may drift off while listening to Kiko and Marty play together!' [said] Dave Mustaine.

"Get your tickets for this global livestream event [here]."

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