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    Van Halen to play SB half time?

    This has train wreck written all over it....

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    VAN HALEN fan site Van Halen News Desk has posted an open letter from the band's singer, David Lee Roth, regarding the rumors that they will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in early 2013.

    Said Roth: "I'm compelled to address the now-rampant rumors that VAN HALEN is playing the Super Bowl. First of all let me say this be still my pigskin heart. That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time, though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.

    "Having heard VAN HALEN blaring through stadium speakers on any given Sunday more like every given Sunday, the idea of playing there live would be like 'Okay, now we're in the game.'

    "VAN HALEN's collective memories are and with all due respect to each and every one of these memories, teeming with been-theres and done-that's, but none include playing at the Super Bowl. Playing at the Super Bowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists. Not a spiritual rite with snake pits or Hebrew school or anything, but it's up there.

    "We are not on Commissioner Goodell's dance card at this time, but we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans. It's an honor to be considered and for that we would like to thank the rumor mongers all over the World Wide Web."

    According to The Pulse Of Radio, VAN HALEN has now officially canceled the 31 North American tour dates it initially postponed in May. Although the band itself has not confirmed the cancellations, Pollstar reported that Ticketmaster was listing all shows after June 26 as canceled, with refunds now available at the point of purchase. The shows, which were supposed to begin on July 7, included stops in Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Sacramento, Reno and Milwaukee.

    The fact that the shows have now been scrapped completely, as opposed to just postponed to a later date, will probably fuel another round of speculation about the future of the band and its internal relationships.

    Both singer David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen denied rumors that they were fighting again on the road, with fatigue and an over-ambitious schedule given as the reasons for curtailing the group's live work.

    Eddie told USA Today last month that the band will resume touring in November with shows in Japan, adding, "In the new year, we'll possibly do something special, but I can't talk about it."

    Eddie also told Guitar World in a new interview that the band intends to stick around for a while, saying, "It feels more like a band and a family than it ever has . . . We're all very opinionated about things, but it's all for the benefit of the music."

    The band has been supporting its new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", VAN HALEN's first album in 14 years and first with Roth since 1984.

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    This would be a cool halftime show...cue the JI negative van halen responses in 5-4-3-2-1...

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    Didnt they just cancel their tour because Eddie and Dave still cant stand each other?

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    They must be running out of 60 year old has-been rockers for the half time show sometime soon I hope.

    How about someone who's young and still relevant?


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    Beats Black Eyed Peas and Madona, barely.

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    ROCK & ROLL!!!!!


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    Don't expect to ever hear a decent halftime show at the Super Bowl again.

    It's like expecting a prime, well-marbled, aged bone-in rib-eye and a lobster tail at McDonald's.

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    I'm willing to bet they go with a lame country act. Taylor Swift or Rascal Flatts. That type of weak garbage.

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    I saw Van Halen (with David Lee Roth) a couple of years ago. To be honest, they weren't bad.

    With the possible exception of watching DLR with short hair, the weirdest part of the show was watching Eddie's kid play bass in place of Michael Anthony.

    As to DLR and EVH getting along, it appears that they have reached some sort of understanding. Essentially, their understanding is that they will make a SHIPLOAD of money by working together on stage. Otherwise, they do their own thing.

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    Jack White would be a great choice
    Guy could please all kinds of musical genres

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    Jack White would be a great choice
    Guy could please all kinds of musical genres
    ...that would be cool...but the NFL would never put hot sauce on their eggs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    Jack White would be a great choice
    Guy could please all kinds of musical genres
    No one would know who he is. This is not some type of musical showcase. Its 20 minutes of music to entertain the masses in the middle of a football game. I don't know why anyone would expect someone out of the mainstream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braumeister View Post
    I'm willing to bet they go with a lame country act. Taylor Swift or Rascal Flatts. That type of weak garbage.
    Taylor Swift is actually a perfect choice.

    Safe, well known, young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petejet View Post
    No one would know who he is. This is not some type of musical showcase. Its 20 minutes of music to entertain the masses in the middle of a football game. I don't know why anyone would expect someone out of the mainstream.
    +1

    And why not AC/DC? Their music is tailor-made for a Superbowl halftime show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    +1

    And why not AC/DC? Their music is tailor-made for a Superbowl halftime show.
    Yup, but they are not touring.

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    I believe Eddie Van Halen is a big Jets fan. No joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    +1

    And why not AC/DC? Their music is tailor-made for a Superbowl halftime show.
    God no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    God no.
    You'd put Bruce on stage without pause... Yet it is "God no" for AC/DC?

    lulz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    You'd put Bruce on stage without pause... Yet it is "God no" for AC/DC?

    lulz...
    lulz at mentioning AC/DC in the same sentence as Bruce.

    And ftr, one sb performance was enough for Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Beats Black Eyed Peas and Madona, barely.
    In all seriousness, nothing was worse than your boy Springsteen.

    That was God awful.

    And I'm not saying this to rag on you. It was truly bad.

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