St. Vincent shares footage of herself “fumbling through” Stairway to Heaven

St. Vincent performs during the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 6, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Maybe it’s because St. Vincent’s electric guitar playing leans towards the unconventional, but any time Annie Clark covers a classic rock song, the internet goes mad. We saw it before with Little Wing and Dancing Days, and now Clark has uploaded footage of herself playing another classic Zeppelin song - Stairway to Heaven.

“Since guitar stores have been closed, I thought you might have missed the sound of someone fumbling through Stairway to Heaven,” Clark says on Instagram, as she launches into Jimmy Page’s iconic fingerpicked intro on her Ernie Ball Music Man signature model.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.