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Who's Playing The Halftime Super Bowl Show?

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The Who, possibly.

It is being rumored that the legendary 1960s British band will be taking the stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. If it does happen, it will mark the band's first live performance in the states in two years.


It's a good choice, but we miss the years where they paraded out Britney Spears to sing with Aerosmith and Justin Timberlake was shamed for undressing Janet Jackson.

This G-rated entertainment doesn't do anything for us.

How about U?

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73 comments to “Who's Playing The Halftime Super Bowl Show?”

  1. 1

    ditto. 1?

  2. lobri says – reply to this


    Why don't they get Lady GaGa to perform at the halftime show? Then we'd have a show worthy of the most important night in football! No more old people! SERIOUSLY!!!

  3. 3

    ditto! 1?!?!

  4. 4

    I love the Who and I know they are a classic act but sorry it's not exciting enough!

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  6. 6

    since when is The Who G-rated. get some musical taste perez. it makes people respect you more. no more of this poppy crap!

  7. 7

    Justin was shamed? he went on tv crying like a little bitch! JANET was shamed! Radio abandoned her the day after the performance and to this day it is an unwritten rule that Clear Channel does not play any new Janet Jackson music

  8. 8

    Bring back Bruce!

  9. 9

    Re: lobri
    lady gaga? 95% of the viewing audience would be saying–who the F is this! the sb doesnt want people who have 5 singles! they get ESTABLISHED artists (sans the nsync mess)

  10. 10

    i think it's awesome! can't wait to see if this is true!

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  12. 12

    G Rated?! Look in history, The Who is anything but G rated! Look up their late drummer Kieth Moon and his antics, not to mention the hilarity of some of the dirty lyrics of their songs. They may not be new, but they held the world record for loudest concert

  13. 13

    If you think the Who is G-rated you are even more of a fool than I thought.

  14. 14

    ::Justin Timberlake was shamed for undressing Janet Jackson::

    I remember Nipplegate. Timberlake RIPPED off her clothing and then blamed her for everything after the incident, saying he didn't know anything about it and it was all her and apologizing profusely and letting her hang out and dry. What a winner.

  15. 15

    used to love the who, now i can't bear to look at townsend's face. we all know the kiddy porn allegations are TRUE and he sickens me.

  16. 16

    yeh, who the hell wants an inconic bands that actually plays their own instruments, writes their own songs, and sings live like The Who when we could have a talentless bipolar lip syching fake forgetting what words to mouth during the song?!

    perez, if you attention span was longer than 15 seconds you might learn appreciate REAL BANDS, y'know the ones that have been around forever b/c they are so damn good they reach across generation divides with their music instead of their X-rated exploits and cheap tabloid grbbing tricks.

  17. 17

    Re: highAboveManHttn – complete fabrications. they couldn't trace anything to him, not to mention his cards were hacked.

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  19. 19

    The Who are one of the greatest live bands there is. They would be the best thing about the superbowl.

  20. 20

    The Who are a wonderful and safe choice. But in their hay day they were not considered to be G rated. Love the who.

  21. 21

    it sucks that there is no more artist allowed to perform that has been relevant in the past 10-20 years. We have nipple gate to thank for that!

  22. 22

    if this is true, i'll definitely NOT be watching! how boring can you get?? i understand they were "cutting edge" in the 1960s but it's almost 2010! even if they mixed new artists in with them, they'd still be boring. wake the eff up superbowl organizers!!

  23. 23

    Justin Timberlake shamed for undressing Janet Jackson?? NO WAY!!! Janet got the brunt of it all. JT walked away squeaky clean. He hung her out to dry…

  24. 24

    Re: LizardKinG – 18 No, that's left for the locker room. Lip sinking….

  25. 25

    Good grief, Mario. You know why this doesn't do anything for you (or your sister, or whoever's writing this website now)? Because you know nothing about music. Turning that little clown Sliimy loose on America made that pretty clear. If it didn't make it clear enough, your dismal failure of a concert series certainly did. I don't know what lame little turds are playing guitar for Tranny GaGa or Sliimy (in fact, I'll bet Tranny GaGa and Sliimy themselves can't name the spare parts), but whoever they are, they'll never be in the same league as Pete Townsend. Superbowl halftime shows aren't all meant for teeny boppers.

  26. 26

    I use to think you had something going on Perez. Now you show what a true dick you are. Amazingly ignorant comment.

  27. 27

    Re: soboring123 – It's all about demographics and buying power. NFL execs aren't too keen on that demographic segment whose spending habits are limited by how much allowance mommy and daddy give them.

  28. 28

    mmm… they should get someone newer to do it, imo.

  29. 29

    the who is a great band you ass. WAY BETTER THAN LADY GAGA

  30. 30

    the who is a great band you ass.

  31. 31

    Re: lobri – "No more old people"
    The Who have more talent in thier little toe than Lady Fuckhead has in her whole body. It's really depressing that so many people my age have absolutely no knowledge of musical history or appreciation for good bands

  32. 32

    Re: Zombie Hitler – Most fucking amazing comment ever; you've perfectly articulated everything I feel

  33. 33

    THE WHO ROCK!!! They are WAY too good for a supid football game. The superbowl deserves some bottom of the barrel performance like Gaga

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  35. 35

    They played in the US earlier this year Perez. Where do you get your facts lately? Fail.

  36. 36

    You have TERRIBLE taste in music. The Who is a great band who paved the way for many others. Unlike those "bands" you featured in your "tour"…what were their names again?

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  38. 38

    The Who=Epicness and perfection, Lady Gaga & Slimy= FAIL!!!

  39. obama says – reply to this


    Pete Townsend is a child molester who bought his way out of prison. Gross. I don't want to see criminal has-beens. Maybe they can get Chris Brown and OJ to sing back-up.

  40. 40

    "I ain't tryin' to cause no fuckin' big sensation. I'm just talkin' about my g-g-generation"

    Underaged sex in movie theaters, parents dressing their little boy like a girl, and other "G rated Entertainment". Plus rock beats as suggestive of coitus as any rap-bass line booming from the Sentra in the lane next to mine!

    I'll take it.

  41. 41

    Rock and roll is here to stay, it will never die!

  42. obama says – reply to this


    The Who rocked 30 years ago, and they were outstanding. You can never take that away from them. I think there are about 5 bands in the world today who can measure up (not GaGa), but The Who hasn't made anything relevant since the 70's. And the kid porn is eeeeeeew

  43. 43

    Love the WHO…

    This will kick ass!!!!

  44. 44

    Fuck you bitch! Lady gaga sucks ass compared to The Who, she's nothing but an old munter and could be pushing 40. fuck you

  45. 45

    Re: Gambitgirl


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  47. 47

    The Who is a fantastic choice! Finally a Super Bowl halftime I can watch with my sons without holding my breath - worried something may happen. Can't wait to see them! Pete and Roger are truly rock royalty!!

  48. 48

    G rated?! THE fucking WHO?!?!
    You're a fucking idiot.

  49. Low says – reply to this


    I've never gotten into The Who…

    .. I would not watch.

  50. 50

    Love the Who, but not at Super Bowl. Bring it up at few decades at least. No one wants to listen to Grandpa's music at half time.

  51. 51

    Wasn't Pete Townshend busted for child pornography and registered as a sex offender in England?

  52. 52

    everything doesn't have to be about gossip or scandals like the justin timberlake incident. The Who is an amazing band and it would be amazing to have them play at the super bowl

  53. 53

    anyone who is with a functioning brain will enjoy the who.

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  55. 55

    How times have changed when The Who is termed 'G rated'. They're legends and probably too good for the Super Bowl.

  56. 56

    The Who is my all-time favorite band. I'll watch *just* the halftime show.

  57. 57

    I say stick with the classic rockers!! The Super Bowl halftime shows have improved in recent years, bringing in cool old dudes like Prince, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen was awesome last year!! I used to hate the cheesy teeny bop crapfests they used to have with New Kids on the Block and Britney. I just wish my favorite gal, Pink, would do the halftime show or at least the National Anthem!! The Who rocks!!

  58. 58

    I like it! I rather a classic band with talent put on an entertaining half-time show instead of talentless acts like Gaga who have to flaunt trashiness to sell records.

  59. 59

    BORING!!!! The boss was hot last year and Prince was even hotter a year or two before that. Except for CSI, I don't even hear The Who songs anymore. Surely they can do better than that……

  60. 60

    ugh. im so sick of old has beens playing at half times. I used to get excited but not anymoreee. this sucks.

  61. 61

    Hey Perez, get your head out of your ass, music isn't all about the show, some of use just love the music. Also, The Who is great.

  62. 62

    I personally want to see a fantastic duet with Zamfir and Boxcar Willie!!!!!!!!!

  63. 63

    Perez, this news is inaccurate. It will NOT be their "first live show in the USA since 2 years". BULL. They toured ALL over the USA in 2008!

    Oct 21 2008 Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI

    Oct 22 2008 Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Ontario

    Oct 24 2008 TD Banknorth Gardent Boston, MA

    Oct 26 2008 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA

    Oct 28 2008 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT

    Oct 29 2008 Izod center East Rutherford, NJ

    Oct 31 2008 The Borgata Atlantic City, NJ

    Nov 3 2008 Verizon Center Washington DC

    Nov 8 2008 Nokia Theater Los Angeles, CA

    Nov 9 2008 Nokia Theater Los Angeles, CA

  64. 64

    Perez, your as stupid as a bag of rocks……The Who did a tour last year, and Roger Daltrey just started out on a solo tour (which i just saw last week, and is f'ing amazing). If half of your readers had any taste they would know real talent when they see/hear it. Roger and Pete may not be spring chickens anymore, but they have more talant and class than most of the crap thats around today. Besides, what do you care?? Do you even watch and understand football, or do you just watch it for the men in their tight pants?? Get a clue, and while your at it tell your readers to get some real taste. i only logged onto this to write this, and can't even believe i wasted my time doing it!

  65. 65

    Not exciting enough? How funny…..
    They actually have talent……

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  67. 67

    fuck you perez. britney over the who? what the hell is wrong with you?

  68. 68

    They should offer Kanye West $1 million to disrupt the halftime show. It's all entertainment, you know, and that would be entertaining.

  69. 69

    lol The Who g-rated? The band who is known for their on stage antics and a drummer who was a heavy drug user is g-rated? perez do you know anything about music?

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  71. 71

    im excited about it
    its perfect for a big sporting event

  72. 72

    wth are you talking about perez…. they performed at the nokia last november and the hollywood bowl the year before that!!!??? "2 years" SUCH A LIE…. get your facts straight jeez

  73. 73

    The Who were the original Punks-they used to tear up the stage, smashing their guitars, etc. Unfortunately I never got to see Keith Moon in action but I got to see them as a kid when Kenny Jones was their drummer-and John Entwhistle was still alive. They were awesome. I think it'd be kind of sad to see them now-only Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are left to carry on. Bittersweet.