Joey Belladonna sang the American national anthem at a National Football League exhibition game between the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Aug. 10. Belladonna has been the lead singer of Anthrax on and off since 1984.
An Italian-American, Belladonna has been busy this summer. He has also performed at Wisconsin's Rock Fest, Rock USA and Chicago Open Air. Belladonna and Anthrax made a comeback in 2010 and made the albums Worship Music (2011) and For All Kings (2016).
This is not the first time Belladonna has sung a national anthem at a sporting event. He also sang the national anthem at Wrigley Field for a Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball game and at the United Center for a Chicago Bulls National Basketball Association game.
Belladonna, unfortunately, did not give the Bills good luck on this night. Buffalo lost to Minnesota 17-10 in the first preseason game for both clubs. Last year, the Vikings had a disappointing season as they only had a record of eight wins and eight losses after winning the NFC North with a record of 11 wins and five losses in 2015. The Bills meanwhile had a record of seven wins and nine losses.