Dave Mustaine Covers Jimi Hendrix's National Anthem Rendition for 'America' Movie

artist: Dave Mustaine date: 05/30/2014 category: entertainment
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Dave Mustaine Covers Jimi Hendrix's National Anthem Rendition for 'America' Movie
Marking the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's iconic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has delivered his own version of the track, now set to appear in "America," the new, presumably right-leaning movie from "2016: Obama's America" creator Dinesh D'Souza.

Initially delivered at 1969 Woodstock festival, Jimi's historical performance was dubbed the greatest guitar performance of all time by Guitar World magazine.

Discussing Hendrix's rendition, Mustaine told the Hollywood Reporter, "Jimi recorded his version at a different time in the history of our nation. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King had been assassinated, the nation was mired in war and chaos and that is reflected in his guitar."

As for the movie, "America" will focus on some of the founding heroes of the United States, the figures crucial in the nation's uprising such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and more.

Back to Mustaine's anthem performance, Dave further explained, "First off, no version of our national anthem is or will ever be better than the original. 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."

You can check out Dave's rendition in full below, along with a few video snippets from the film.

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