Pearl Jam‘s concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Sunday coincided with the 21st anniversary of 9/11, so the grunge rockers honored the occasion with a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The show ended with guitarist Mike McCready shredding an instrumental rendition of the national anthem as the rest of the band looked on.
Fan-shot footage of the performance was posted to YouTube by user NKArch.
The MSG concert also featured a guest appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who joined in for PJ’s customary cover of Neil Young‘s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Additionally, Eddie Vedder gave a shout-out to tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams, who, according to Spin, were in attendance at the show.
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