Bathurst 1000 Ian Moss: Cold Chisel rock star reads national anthem from leaf

Cold Chisel rock legend Ian Moss ‘caught using a cheat sheet to help him remember the lyrics’ to Australia’s national anthem at Bathurst 1000

  • Rock legend Ian Moss criticized for using ‘cheat sheet’ for national anthem
  • Cold Chisel icon was caught singing a piece of paper at Bathurst 1000
  • Motorsport fans labeled the 66-year-old ‘disgrace’ and ‘unAustralian’


Rock legend Ian Moss has been criticized for using a ‘cheat sheet’ while singing the Australian national anthem to open the Bathurst 1000.

The Cold Chisel icon was caught Sunday morning at the racetrack at Mount Panorama singing from a piece of paper on the back of a speaker.

Moss was ruthlessly mocked by shocked viewers on social media, with many calling the 66-year-old a “disgrace” and condemning his “unAustralian” antics.

“I love Ian Moss, but he’s having a Meatloaf moment in Bathurst,” one person posted on Twitter, referring to Meatloaf’s infamous AFL Grand Final appearance in 2011.

Rock legend Ian Moss has been charged for using a ‘cheat sheet’ while singing Australia’s national anthem to open the Bathurst 1000

The cold chisel icon was caught on Sunday morning singing from a piece of paper placed on the back of a loudspeaker as he sang the national anthem on the racetrack at Mount Panorama.

The cold chisel icon was caught on Sunday morning singing from a piece of paper placed on the back of a loudspeaker as he sang the national anthem on the racetrack at Mount Panorama.

Moss was ruthlessly mocked by shocked viewers on social media, with many calling the 66-year-old a 'disgrace' and condemning his 'unAustralian' antics

Moss was ruthlessly mocked by shocked viewers on social media, with many calling the 66-year-old a ‘disgrace’ and condemning his ‘unAustralian’ antics

Moss has raced with Cold Chisel on Australia’s most famous race track in the past and has even done several hot laps with professional drivers on the track.

“I have fond memories of the early days with Cold Chisel, including playing on a podium set up at the Mount Panorama race track. I’ve done the hot lap a few times on Mount Panorama,” the rock icon told the western lawyer in 2018.

“I also played with Cold Chisel in Bathurst Prison.”

On Sunday, he was given the honor of opening the biggest race on the V8 Supercars calendar, playing for the first full-house at Bathurst since the start of the pandemic.

Fans soon noticed that Moss looked down during the song, using different camera angles, then revealed a piece of paper placed on a speaker in front of the singer.

Fans soon noticed that Moss looked down during the song, taking different camera angles and then revealed a piece of paper placed on a loudspeaker in front of the singer.

Fans soon noticed that Moss looked down during the song, taking different camera angles and then revealed a piece of paper placed on a loudspeaker in front of the singer.

Moss was labeled 'unAustralian' and a 'disgrace' by shocked motorsport fans who took to social media on Sunday

Moss was labeled ‘unAustralian’ and a ‘disgrace’ by shocked motorsport fans who took to social media on Sunday

Social media was abuzz with criticism of the 66-year-old as motorsport fans realized he was singing the national anthem from a 'cheat sheet'

Social media was abuzz with criticism of the 66-year-old as motorsport fans realized he was singing the national anthem from a ‘cheat sheet’

Social media was abuzz with criticism of the 66-year-old when motorsport fans realized he was singing the national anthem of a ‘cheat sheet’.

“Ian Moss reading the words from a cheat sheet to sing the Australian national anthem is disgraceful and shameful,” one man wrote on Twitter.

‘F**k Mossy, that was painful to watch. I hope none of the drivers crash as hard as Ian Moss did in Bathurst,” another joked.

“Not sure which was the worst – Ian Moss singing our national anthem or having the words in front of him,” one person tweeted.

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