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Watch 14-Year-Old Taz Niederauer Play the National Anthem at a Devils Game

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer rang in his 14th birthday in a decidedly cool way: he got to play the National Anthem at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center before a Devils-Flyers game.

Actually, Taz didn't turn 14 until Thursday, but, hey—who's counting?

Taz, who has been featured on GuitarWorld.com several times, is a veteran of Broadway's School of Rock: The Musical and has been playing guitar for most of his life. He has played with Slash, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Doug Wimbish, Eric McFadden, Fishbone's John Norwood Fisher, Dweezil Zappa and many more.

Check out the clip below.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.