UPDATE: Mike Patton was forced to cancel his scheduled performance of the national anthem at the Rams vs. Cowboys playoff game due to sickness, a representative confirmed. According to a post on Patton's Facebook page, the singer "woke up feeling horrible." "No anthem today for me!" he wrote, apologizing, "sorry, football folks." See the statement below.
ORIGINAL STORY, 1/11/19: Mike Patton has been involved in a lot of crazy projects over his lifetime, ranging from fronting art-metal giants Faith No More and founding Mr. Bungle to working with a who's who of avant-garde music and on a whole slew of movie and video game scores. In a real coup for the multi-instrumentalist and man of a thousand voices, it has been announced that Patton will be singing the National Anthem at tomorrow's NFL Playoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. It's an incredible surprise to see an outsider artist like Patton lined up to sing the anthem at such a major, mainstream event, and yet it's hard to deny Patton's range and ability as a singer, and we're sure that he will slay. No doubt, it's going to be a rendition of the anthem to remember — the game starts tomorrow, January 12th, at 8:15 EST/5:15 PST.