Happy Independence Day, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I originally wanted to share a grainy, vintage video of Stevie Ray Vaughan performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in ancient times. But then I noticed Steve Vai's particularly awesome version of the song ... and Eric Johnson's version—and then I found versions by Slash and Dave Mustaine. So I figured the more, the merrier. I could've kept on going (There's always Cliff Burton's version, and let's not forget Neal Schon), but I think this handful gets the point across. Feel free to complain, compare and contrast! Enjoy your holiday!
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Note: This video needs to be edited!