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Here's Dave Mustaine Performing The National Anthem on Guitar

Posted by on May 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

You could joke that this is another case of Dave Mustaine trying to one-up Metallica, as Kirk and James just performed the national anthem at a Giants game, but you would be a bit off-base here.

Mustaine's version is not recorded live, it was done in a studio and appears as the backing track to the trailer for the new right-leaning documentary America, by Dinesh D'Souza, famous for his 2016: Obama's America documentary, which is the second highest grossing documentary of all time after Michael Moore's  (left-leaning) Fahrenheit 9/11.

Here's his version of the song:

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Update: A few readers pointed out that Mustaine covered the national anthem during a MTV Rock & Jock celebrity softball game:

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Mustaine had this to say about his recording, compared to Jimi Hendrix's classic rendition:

"Jimi recorded his version at a different time in the history of our nation," Mustaine said. "Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King had been assassinated, the nation was mired in war and chaos and that is reflected in his guitar."

"First off, no version of our national anthem is or will ever be better than the original," Mustaine said. "My inspiration and take on the song for the film was our Founding Fathers and wondering what they would think of us today if they saw what we had become. My hope for America is that we'll become a nation they'd be proud of again and I tried to capture that with my guitar."

Dave Mustaine, patriot! At least it's miles better than his attempt to perform with a symphony.

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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