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10 Super Bowl halftime acts that would've been a better choice than Maroon 5

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5. Guns N’ Roses: This was a pipe dream for so long given Axl Rose’s volatility, chronic tardiness and inability to get along with any of the band’s original members. But now that they’re back together and comfortably ensconced into their “we’ll behave and show up on time as long as people keep buying $250 tickets” age, there’s no denying this show would be great. Here’s a fun parlor game: What would a three-to-four-song Super Bowl set from GNR look like?

-I would bet Jungle, SCOM, YCBM and PC  <insert new song IF they had one> and (probably shortened versions ala the VMA's in 2002)

 

Edit- forgot link-  https://news.yahoo.com/10-super-bowl-halftime-acts-wouldve-better-choice-maroon-5-135419211.html;_ylt=A0geKLw1TVNcVXgABhhXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEya29oZXRkBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjY4MjFfMQRzZWMDc3I

 

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I live in Atlanta, they have Aerosmith doing a concert Friday night at State Farm Arena as part of Super Bowl weekend. That is getting way more attention than Maroon 5, in fact, Maroon 5 declined appearing at a press conference here yesterday. 

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I'm surprised the Foo Fighters haven't done it yet.  I'm sure they are on the list.  It would give me a reason to watch the halftime show.  

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Saw The Who's halftime show...breaks my heart seeing em without Moonie.  Don't sound right, don't look right, its like...a car without the engine, they lost of their cacophonous reckless veering on the edge of fucking up without ever actually fucking up quality that they had that made them so musically exciting...and thats without the visual aspect of what he provided.  And then now Entwhistle too.  Never was there a band where each member was so crucially important and I'm a big one for that whole 'don't fuck with the line up' thing.

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I hope one day that Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and Foo Fighters are the halftime acts. 

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And the Foo Fighters are playing at Atlantic Station here in Atlanta on Saturday night.  Why weren't they asked to play halftime?

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No way would I want GNR to do a Super Bowl halftime show. The rest of the band (with the exception of Axl) would be acting along to a backing track. The Super Bowl very rarely does live instruments.

And I don't think Axl's in a great place to be the only one actually performing...

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Damn scammers are everywhere, some guy made off with $1,000,000 of money for fake Super Bowl tickets and I just saw on the local news that tonight they made a traffic stop and found thousands of fake tickets to Saturday's Foo Fighters concert in the backseat of the guy's car. :facepalm:

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GnR not gonna play for free or pay to perform. Last i heard, that's how the halftime show works these days. 

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19 minutes ago, Rickodez said:

GnR not gonna play for free or pay to perform. Last i heard, that's how the halftime show works these days. 

Well, the only way I think they would do that is to promote something new.  Maybe next year. 

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Guns, Metallica and Foo Fighters all seem like the perfect acts! WTTJ, YCBM, SCOM, PC

I think lots of bands just didnt want to play it for reasons in addition to the lip synch and pay to play. Whether for personal convictions of solidarity with Kaepernick or to protect their brand against scrutiny.

Maroon 5 is taking heat via petition and veteran artists calling on them to withdraw. And at least 2 million has gone to charity in attempts to smooth things over.

"In alleged response to the criticism, Maroon 5, the group's label and the NFL have each made a $500,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Rapper Travis Scott reportedly agreed to take part in the performance only if the NFL made a donation of $500,000 to Van Jones’ Dream Corps, which supports social-justice initiatives."

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/roger-waters-maroon-5-super-bowl/

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16 hours ago, adamsapple said:

Imagine TB negotiating that deal. :facepalm:

perhaps why maroon 5 got the job ;)

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I remain hopeful that Weird Al will (rightfully) get the gig one day. I'm glad he didn't manage to get it this year though with all the protests and what not. I'd rather see that thrown on Maroon 5 as opposed to Weird Al.

As far as GN'R goes, I don't think they can ever do it now seeing as the whole No Trickery thing came from Axl insulting RHCP for not being plugged in at an NFL performance, right?

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20 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Saw The Who's halftime show...breaks my heart seeing em without Moonie.  Don't sound right, don't look right, its like...a car without the engine, they lost of their cacophonous reckless veering on the edge of fucking up without ever actually fucking up quality that they had that made them so musically exciting...and thats without the visual aspect of what he provided.  And then now Entwhistle too.  Never was there a band where each member was so crucially important and I'm a big one for that whole 'don't fuck with the line up' thing.

I watched a documentary a while back on The Who and Noel Gallagher said looking at them back in the day, everyone was playing lead. I thought it a good discription of the band. Entwhistle is an amazing bass player, up there with Geezer Butler in terms of his playing. 

Moon was a huge part of the sound and irreplaceable really. Zak is better than Kenny I think, but no moon. Even if he was given lessons by him. 

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1 hour ago, Powderfinger said:

I watched a documentary a while back on The Who and Noel Gallagher said looking at them back in the day, everyone was playing lead. I thought it a good discription of the band. Entwhistle is an amazing bass player, up there with Geezer Butler in terms of his playing. 

Moon was a huge part of the sound and irreplaceable really. Zak is better than Kenny I think, but no moon. Even if he was given lessons by him. 

Yeah, its actually Townshend and his guitar doing the nuts and bolts work whereas Moonie and Entwhistle were just fuckin' on some other planet.  I'll tell you what though, at least in the case of Entwhistle, you could keep time by what he was doing, it was very precise, it was just fuckin' measured lead work as you say.  And Moonie, though he drifted in and out of time he never lost the musical thread, he weren't just pure wild, he just...played to a different beat, he was more into following the vocals and working the whole time, right the way through the verses and ignoring the points where you'd typically have fills, genius in that respect though I don't think he could explain it to you if he tried.  

I've just never heard a band sound like that in my fuckin' life, they're sort of unique in that regard, even moreso than The Stones and The Who, love them though I do The Who just had some fuckin' next weird delicious musical dynamic.  They came from local around here too and played a lot of gigs around here and like, I can't imagine what it must've been like seeing them play live in these little fuckin' halls in England, I wish there was more recordings of that, all those Motown covers, they were brilliant and that shit and not that they outdid the originals, just in how original the idea of that band with that weird dynamic and standoffish behaviour sounded doing that shit and how those songs came out having been put through their lens.  Everyone in that band was a fuckin' star.  

 

Check that out...they're fuckin' kids there...Moonie especially I think is 16 and he's just fuckin' magic.  

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It would never happen.

if it did I imagine the sexist being something like WTTJ, SCOM, Better, and PC. There’s no way wttj and PC don’t get played, and Axls not goin to miss out on a chance to put a CD song in the set.

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5 hours ago, RussTCB said:

I remain hopeful that Weird Al will (rightfully) get the gig one day. I'm glad he didn't manage to get it this year though with all the protests and what not. I'd rather see that thrown on Maroon 5 as opposed to Weird Al.

As far as GN'R goes, I don't think they can ever do it now seeing as the whole No Trickery thing came from Axl insulting RHCP for not being plugged in at an NFL performance, right?

Mentioning Weird Al made me think, has he ever parodied Guns?  

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11 minutes ago, lame ass security said:

Mentioning Weird Al made me think, has he ever parodied Guns?  

Nope. Closest he came would've been if you counted a parody of Live & Let Die. I don't know if he was planning to sound like GN'R or closer to the original but McCartney shot it down so it doesn't matter.

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