You have probably heard the Super Mario Bros. theme covered on guitar many, many times already. It’s very popular on YouTube. But have you ever seen John Petrucci, the legendary prog rock guitarist from Dream Theater, perform the song? Now you can.
Petrucci appeared in a new FamilyJules video on YouTube and ripped out a crushing rendition of one of gaming’s most iconic songs. “Mario will never be the same,” Petrucci said on Twitter. As you’ll see, Petrucci not only nails the main theme but he also launches into a solo in the middle, sweep-picking and tapping in a way that only Petrucci can. He also appears to be using a Mario pick. Check out the impressive video below; it’s also available on Spotify.
Petrucci is considered by many to be one of the greatest guitarists to have ever lived. He is best known for Dream Theater but he is also a founding member of Liquid Tension Experiment.
Looking for another Super Mario Bros. cover? Here’s a rad video of the classic song getting heavier with a thumping drum cover by Andrew Fleming.