Even my dad asked me "why is this Beyonce thing even a story"? Because people can be haters. Artist and author Mike Doughty weighed in on this stupid Star Spangled Banner-gate thing and set the record straight. He knows a thing or two about performing live.

 

Mike Doughty and Michelle Wolfe of KMMS "The MOOSE" somewhere, someplace

Mike Doughty did an article for Slate.com explaining in great detail EXACTLY what went down at the Presidential inauguration. Hopefully that clears it up for the haters. (Mike Doughty has always been a straight shooter with a fairly rabid fan base.)

And if you're a fan of autobiographies, Mike's is one of the best I've read in some time. It's called "The Book of Drugs". Great weekend read. Enjoy.