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Published on December 1st, 2015 | by Alan Cross


Slash, National Anthem Performer

No one will be able to replicate the conditions under which Jimi Hendrix performed “The Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock”–that could only be done once–but it’s cool when people riff on that. Take Slash, for example, and his contributions to the US national anthem as performed by the University of Southern California marching band before the USC-UCLA game.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One Response to Slash, National Anthem Performer

  1. JMJ says:

    uh oh, he’s wearing a hat. The patriotic douchebros will not be happy.

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