Staind frontman Aaron Lewis accidentally botched the lyrics to “The Star Spangled Banner” at Sunday night’s Game 5 of the World Series, taking to social media to apologize.
That guy has a killer voice and still did a great job. Don’t you agree?
Lewis performed the American national anthem at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California before Game 5 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals.
He mistakenly sang “what so proudly we hailed were so gallantly streaming” instead of “what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming.” The words “were so gallantly streaming” come a few lines later in the national anthem.
“I grew up watching the World Series,” Lewis said prior to the performance. “It’s a privilege and honor to be asked to be a part of such an important night.”
We imagine Aaron is a little embarrassed over the flub after criticizing Christina Aguilera for messing up the lyrics in February 20111 at the opening of Super Bowl XLV.
Lewis was performing in Westbury, New York a couple of weeks later and said of Aguilera, “I don’t understand how people that sing the national anthem can be so fu*king self-absorbed that they would try to change that fucking song. If there is a single song in the history of this country that deserves no creative interpretation, it’s that one.”
Lewis has just completed a stint on the second leg of Brantley Gilbert’s “Let It Ride” tour and will now play solo shows.
STAIND played just a handful of shows this year, with Lewis devoting much of 2014 to solo shows.
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