Celebrities are getting patriotic this Memorial Day weekend.
LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday to kick off the storied race with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She nailed it (the jet flyover didn’t hurt). Check out the clip below:
Meanwhile, NHL national anthem singers are often of the bow tie-wearing, classically trained variety. For the Los Angeles’ Kings first home game in the 2014 Western Conference Final on Saturday night, traditional wasn’t going to cut it.
For their game 3 contest against reigning Stanley Cup champs the Chicago Blackhawks, the Kings enlisted none other than Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash to shred his way through “The Star-Spangled Banner.” (Usual anthem singer, American Idol alum Pia Toscano, was attending a wedding and unable to perform.) It wasn’t Jimi Hendrix levels of awesome, but it certainly amped up the Staples Center crowd, which cheered their team on to a 4-3 victory over the ‘Hawks. The Kings now lead the series 2-1. The full clip is below:
Saturday night’s win makes the Kings 2-0 when Slash performs the game-opener in L.A. Think they’ll ask him to return?