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Slash's National Anthem -- A Real Icebreaker

10/13/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Slash strapped up and strung out last night during the L.A. Kings game -- ripping one of the most incredible renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" we've ever heard.

Slash National Anthem

Must have worked too -- because the Kings thrashed Atlanta 3-1 at the Staples Center.

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16.

Mike    

You know as an artist, he did really good. Trying to compare his version to Hendrix, please..... Not bad at all and it was much different than the same old thing.

1409 days ago
17.

Tailee Raine    

#4...Agreed! And please for the love of God, play the Nation Anthem the way its suppose to be played!

"ripping one of the most incredible renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" we've ever heard."
Umm, yeah ok... not even close.

This guy rocks the guitar don't get me wrong... Just not for the Anthem.

1409 days ago
18.

i'm bored    

oh my fricking jesus please don't put this performance in the same category as hendrix. i think even slash would be insulted by that. this was an extremely basic note for note rendition of the star spangle banner. i actually like slash quite a bit but this was as uninspired (safe) a performance of this song as I could imagine. I could youtube a hundred 14 year olds who pulled off this anthem with more impressive qualities.

1409 days ago
19.

Lilwing    

Slashs rendition was good but its just hard to hear it when I have Hendrix's ingrained in my mind !!!!

1409 days ago
20.

Danny    

Yep, Slash can jam there is not doubt, but hard to see the emotion from the lousy camera angle, and the notes themselves were very basic stuff. Hendrix still holds the record for the most passionate and intense SSB recorded.

1409 days ago
21.

Steve    

Zakk Wylde does a better version

1409 days ago
22.

what He said    

why would ANY one wanna compare Slash with Jimi that's just insane like comparing apples and oranges both are good and quite different.

Yeah duh Jimi was like what 20 yrs old? For Slash's age not only is his version excellent(as well) in his own right.

Slash still have quite the bottom on him tres bien for his rear en'!!
Slash makes me proud to be an American even though we have an idiot for a prez.

1409 days ago
23.

Boy Gary    

Slash is God

1409 days ago
24.

cali    

Are they kidding?
This guy is a fart in the wind compared to Hendrix

1409 days ago
25.

Danny    

Hey TMZ, I just got a call from Francis Scott Key, he wanted me to pass along his regards and that Hendrix still has his vote for best rendition of his song.

1409 days ago
26.

what He said    

ya know you wanna give him a good butt rimmin'!!

jus' suck it!

1409 days ago
27.

Steve    

1989 called & it wants it's style back

1409 days ago
28.

TheUltraworld    

Jimmy Hendrix could play the Star Spangled Banner. Slash is average. Couldn't get a front view of him?

1409 days ago
29.

Ms. L    

All I have to say is Woodstock.... Hendrix....

I love Slash too... but there was no comparison.

1409 days ago
30.

lili    

Truth is, not so great. In fact, almost painful.

1409 days ago
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