In 1969, Jimi Hendrix revamped the National Anthem with a loud electric guitar solo during his legendary Woodstock performance. For years, the Hendrix version was a fan favorite at sporting events until a man named Flea outshone his rendition.
Michael Balzary, aka Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, wowed the country when he performed his amazing anthem at Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game. The entire Lakers stadium was on their feet when Flea serenaded millions of Americans before the epic salute to Bryant. His rendition has swept the Internet and people are calling it the new version we’ve needed for decades.
Take a look at the video that is reported to go down in history as one of the best National Anthems to ever be performed!