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Flea, Josh Groban deliver um-forgettable 'Star-Spangled Banner'
We thought Flea and Thom Yorke made for strange music buddies, but this one takes the two-layer cake.
The popera star and the famed Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist took the stage prior to the Alabama v. Texas Rose Bowl BCS Championship football game on Thursday to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner."
To explain the bizarreness: it's like being on the phone with a friend while your other buddy at your house starts noodling around on a guitar while you're trying to talk. After you take a big breath to tell him to knock it off, he queues up a simplistic, old-school marching band to start playing over you, while he's still bir-nir-nir-ing away.