This year has now seen three great controversies at the intersection of patriotism and popular music. Chris Daughtry of "American Idol" fame caught hell back in June when he declined to sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" during a Fox News appearance on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Last month, Aaron Lewis, the lead singer of Staind,bungled the lyrics to "The Star-Stangled Banner" prior to game five of the World Series.
After the ensuing backlash, Daughtry and Lewis each apologized. Daughtry said he was "embarrassed and ashamed," while Lewis asked "for the Nation’s forgiveness."
It's still unclear if Bruce Springsteen, one of the musicians at the center of the latest controversy, will be similarly apologetic.
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