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Mary Friedman reveals he almost auditioned for Madonna

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Mary Friedman reveals he almost auditioned for Madonna

In a interview with The Metal Voice, ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman talked about when he almost auditioned for Madonna band in the 80s.


He said:

“It never happened as I had another major audition opportunity the same week. I would have played with Madonna in a heartbeat at that time, I was really borderline homeless.

“I was living with various chicks and stuff like that – typical Hollywood sponge or type of dude; really nothing to be proud of. But that’s the way it was back then.

“I always liked Madonna. I knew about the Madonna audition it was like a casting call thing. I lived in Hollywood so I had my ears to the ground about any single thing that was going on.

“I was always trying to move into some kind of band situation back then and in trying every possible thing.”

Marty told Loudwire he was in a similar situation prior to auditioning for Megadeth, saying he “was really broke and borderline homeless, living with girls I didn’t even know who they were.”

Marty Friedman tour dates
  • 23 jan Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
  • 24 jan House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
  • 25 jan Mission Tobacco Lounge Riverside, CA
  • 26 jan The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
  • 27 jan 191 Toole Tucson, AZ
  • 30 jan The Rock Box San Antonio, TX
  • 31 jan Scout Bar Houston, TX
  • 01 feb Come and Take It Live Austin, TX
  • 02 feb Trees Dallas, TX
  • 04 feb 89th Street Collective Oklahoma City, OK
  • 06 feb Pop’s NightClub & Concert Venue Sauget, IL
  • 07 feb The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
  • 08 feb Gabe’s Iowa City, IA
  • 09 feb Studio B at Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN
  • 10 feb High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
  • 12 feb Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
  • 13 feb Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
  • 14 feb Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
  • 15 feb Diesel Concert Lounge Chesterfield, MI
  • 16 feb Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
  • 17 feb The Crafthouse Stage & Grill Pittsburgh, PA
  • 19 feb Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA
  • 20 feb Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
  • 22 feb Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
  • 23 feb Crossroads Garwood, NJ
  • 24 feb Ottobar Baltimore, MD

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