The San Diego Padres have issued an apology to the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus for playing a prerecorded woman’s voice through the speakers while the group was supposed to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Saturday’s game.
British pop singer Karen Harding had one job before today’s FA Cup Final at Wembley: to sing “God Save The Queen.” It didn’t work out so well for her—having missed her cue, she stood silently for most of the anthem before finally chiming in for the final few words. At least those are the most important, right?
One Canadian legislator is demanding an apology from Dwyane Wade and Toronto city politicians are speaking out after the Miami star was caught on camera warming up during the performance of “O Canada” before Saturday’s Raptors-Heat game.
Unapologetic bigot Phil Robertson delivered the invocation before tonight’s NASCAR race in Texas, and it didn’t disappoint—if you were looking forward to the duck call industrialist to pray for “A Jesus man” to be elected president in November.
Police say they found 22-year-old Callum Burks naked and holding an American flag next to a road Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The national anthem (allegedly) might just do that to a man.
Instead of hiring a celebrity to butcher the national anthem before tonight’s Final Four in Indianapolis, the NCAA went in another direction—bringing together athlete representatives from the four schools competing tonight. One of them, Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown, will actually be suiting up in a few hours. It doesn’t…
Former Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at a recent Las Vegas Outlaws AFL game, because he is a part owner of the team, or something. The details aren't important. What's important is hoooooooly shit, Vince Neil is fucking smacked in this video! No sober man has ever pronounced "air"…
Perhaps MLB should ensure the person they are hiring to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" knows the words?
This week's dual tragedies in Ottawa and Montreal have understandably driven both remembrance and national pride in Canada. On the heels of Pittsburgh's display earlier this week, a pre-game ceremony in Ottawa was simulcast to Toronto and Montreal, providing fans in those arenas the opportunity to participate in…
Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game. We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at Rexall Place.
U.S.-based NHL teams generally eschew singing "O Canada" before the opening face off against a fellow American squad, but in light of today's events in Ottawa the Penguins added Canada's national anthem to Jeff Jimerson's program. (They provided Pittsburghers the lyrics to sing along.)
It's hard to say why Mark Donnelly was singing "O Canada" on skates, doing laps around the teams at a junior hockey game in Penticon. But he plows right through that hit like a Rich Peverly meme in a tuxedo.
What better way to honor our fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend than to have Slash shred a rendition of The Star-Spangled-Banner?
NASCAR promoted these guys who performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's Nationwide Series race at Daytona as "Madison Rising, America's Most Patriotic Rock Band." I guess the more patriotic, the less talented! (Things really get good, and by good I mean bad, around the one-minute mark.)
I know, shocking that a professional singer—and we mean singer—would perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" better than anybody else. But still, we appreciated Renée Fleming's performance for what it was; Joe Buck even acknowledged its superiority.
Trumpeter Jesse McGuire performed an outstanding rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before today's 49ers-Panthers game, and really, musicians should be used for the national anthem more often.
So, this is weird. Veteran actor Ben Vereen is probably best known to 30-somethings for two roles: 1.) Mayor Ben, a half-man, half-leopard mayor on the live-action acid trip called Zoobilee Zoo and, 2.) a small part as Will Smith's dad in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.