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Steven Tyler’s Playoff National Anthem Gig Backstage Rider

steven-tyler-national-anthemThe backstage rider for Steven Tyler for his national anthem gig during the football game yesterday has been revealed. (via Mark Lisanti Grantland)

  • 6 scented candles that smell like Joe Perry (leather pants, Jack Daniel’s, guitar polish)
  • 12 caged doves, for harvesting fresh earring feathers
  • Assortment of cowboy boots in various endangered-animal skins (only must-have is white tiger hide)
  • A crap-ton of pastel scarves, with the precise “crap-ton” amount to be determined by Mr. Tyler upon arrival
  • Danny Woodhead must act as a human footstool for at least a half-hour at some time prior to kickoff
  • Pregame session with Tom Brady’s hair stylist

Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner”

On this day in 1971, Radio Hanoi broadcasted Jimi Hendrix’s version of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Radio Hanoi was a propaganda radio station run by the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. I can’t imagine how the soldiers felt while listening to this epic song.

The studio version of Jimi’s rendition is available on the Rainbow Bridge album and Cornerstones collection. His performance of our nation’s anthem at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was among the most controversial renditions of the anthem ever.