15 Bands Who Should Play the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Instead of Justin Timberlake
We don't care where sexy has been, when it came back or where it might end up - let's just make the Super Bowl rock again.
For a few years, the Super Bowl Halftime Show leaned heavily in rock's direction, but that was only because the show's producers opted for acts who were a safe bet not to "accidentally" disrobe or otherwise run afoul of the FCC. Yeah, we're talking about the great nip slip of 2004 where the combination of Justin Timberlake (him again!) and Janet Jackson put the XXX in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
The reversal of the musical gears found Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, but after The Who's somewhat lackluster performance in 2010, the Halftime Show has avoided rock; the only exceptions being Slash's cameo with the Black Eyed Peas in 2011 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers guest spot with Bruno Mars in 2014.
The heavy metal faithful held out hope that Metallica would be tapped for Super Bowl 50 in 2016 as the championship game was held in Santa Clara, California, part of the Bay Area where the thrash titans emerged. As usual, heavy music was snubbed by the mainstream and instead, they enlisted Coldplay. Weak.
With Justin Timberlake booked for Super Bowl LII, the Halftime Show continues to be the ideal time to get off the couch, maybe go outside for a bit and look to the stars and pray to the football gods, grab some more brews, or make room for dessert during the second half.
We feel your pain, so here's 15 Bands Who Should Play the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Instead of Justin Timberlake.