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The WHO to perorm halftime at Super Bowl Feb. 7, 2010

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http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story?id=09000d5d8147baad&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

THE WHO, one of the world's greatest and most dynamic rock and roll bands, will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIV HALFTIME SHOW on CBS Sports at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, the NFL announced Thursday during halftime of the Oakland Raiders-Dallas Cowboys game on CBS.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. More than 151 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.

The Who join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney.

Few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who. Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock 'n roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after. Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-40 singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top 10 albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia, 1978's Who Are You, and their most recently acclaimed Endless Wire, their first full-length album of new material in nearly two decades. Last year, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

This year marks the third time the Bridgestone brand has sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show is an NFL Network production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.

Sorry for the mis-spelling of the thread title... but the default font for the board is a little small for this 50+ year old, that does -not- wear glasses at the computer !!

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show. Why can't they do something with Hooters girls or Hawaiian Tropic models? I wouldn't have minded Gloria Estefan - with or without The Miami Sound Machine.

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show. Why can't they do something with Hooters girls or Hawaiian Tropic models? I wouldn't have minded Gloria Estefan - with or without The Miami Sound Machine.

I'm surprised they didn't get KISS to perform. Wait, they already did the Superbowl back about 10 years ago. Queen + special guest were rumored to be this year's guests (prior).

R:)

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I'm surprised they didn't get KISS to perform. Wait, they already did the Superbowl back about 10 years ago. Queen + special guest were rumored to be this year's guests (prior).

R:)

Queen parted ways with Rodgers if I remember right. So the guest would be a vocalist. Perhaps George Michael but he's no longer iconic, is he?

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show. Why can't they do something with Hooters girls or Hawaiian Tropic models? I wouldn't have minded Gloria Estefan - with or without The Miami Sound Machine.

I can't believe you would not think Gloria as a baby - boomer friendly act. They need shorten half time and get rid of some rinky dink natioanl TV act. Pete and Roger should be ashamed of themselves touring as The Who. The band has not been a rock act since Keith Moon's passing. Their sound is absolutely lack luster with the Ent.

Suggestion -- Bring out the old glory day pros and allow them to drool on themselves. Let them raise some money for their care that the NFL is neglecting.

Long Live John Mackey

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I can't believe you would not think Gloria as a baby - boomer friendly act. They need shorten half time and get rid of some rinky dink natioanl TV act. Pete and Roger should be ashamed of themselves touring as The Who. The band has not been a rock act since Keith Moon's passing. Their sound is absolutely lack luster with the Ent.

Suggestion -- Bring out the old glory day pros and allow them to drool on themselves. Let them raise some money for their care that the NFL is neglecting.

Long Live John Mackey

She is Boomer-friendly, sure, but she's arguably a more authentic choice to showcase in Miami than The Who.

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show.

Like Led Zeppelin isn't he same? :rolleyes:

Gloria Estefan? Give me a break. It's Miami, the theme should aggravated assault, and drug running...or at least get that Ace Ventura fellow out there....

I said LACES OUT!!!! B)

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So what song will they play?

or a medley...

They'll get about eight minutes to work with and they'll do a medley. If I had to guess I'd say something like this:

Who Are You/Won't Get Fooled Again/My Generation

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Irrelevant as Led Zeppelin was not among potential acts to consider.

Nor will they ever be.

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show. Why can't they do something with Hooters girls or Hawaiian Tropic models? I wouldn't have minded Gloria Estefan - with or without The Miami Sound Machine.

at least it's not some 400 lb superfan wearing nothing but a painted on jersey and a speedo

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at least it's not some 400 lb superfan wearing nothing but a painted on jersey and a speedo

How about this super fan with a painted on speedo?

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. Pete and Roger should be ashamed of themselves touring as The Who. The band has not been a rock act since Keith Moon's passing. Their sound is absolutely lack luster with the Ent.

Agree with this^^^

Doesn't matter who is drumming and who is bass playing, it sure ain't The Who.

See Page-Plant for reference.

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Eh, who cares. They can call themselves whatever they want and perform wherever they want. A band like The Who (or whatever you want to call them) is an act that the organizers and producers feel would cater to the largest demographic so that more people keep their butts in front of the TV to watch, rather than go to the kitchen to grab more chips and dip.

It's the Super Bowl Halftime Show....not serious business.

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As a person who always loved The Who above all others, this pains me beyond description. Daltrey and Townshend and six other guys on stage does not make it The Who, not even close. When halftime comes around I'll either walk out of the room or flip the channel to something else.

When John Entwistle died, he took the Who sound with him. I wish Townshend would finally realize this. Enough already for God sakes.

Regards;

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Another boomer-friendly nostalgia act for the halftime show. Why can't they do something with Hooters girls or Hawaiian Tropic models? I wouldn't have minded Gloria Estefan - with or without The Miami Sound Machine.

It just shows how bad today's music is that they just stay away from newer musicians.

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As a person who always loved The Who above all others, this pains me beyond description. Daltrey and Townshend and six other guys on stage does not make it The Who, not even close. When halftime comes around I'll either walk out of the room or flip the channel to something else.

When John Entwistle died, he took the Who sound with him. I wish Townshend would finally realize this. Enough already for God sakes.

Regards;

I try to agree with this angle, and I really do see it, but the so much of the Who comes from the mind of Pete Townshend/voiced by Roger Daltrey that I say they have the right to call themselves whatever the hell they want.

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It just shows how bad today's music is that they just stay away from newer musicians.

I don't think it's a reflection on how bad today's music is (which it is), but I think that they are going with old nostalgia acts (Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen etc.) is because of the "wardrobe malfunction" Janet Jackson had at the 2003 Super Bowl. The people in charge of this thing are hedging their bets that if the half time performers are 50-70 year olds, that they are less likely to do anything shocking and controversial onstage than a 20-30 something contemporary artist.

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I saw The Who live earlier this year as the first time they ever came to my city, they were great then, why cant they be great at a halftime show.

You guys saying that without moon the loon and the ox it wont be the same should realise that although it wont be the same without them, they are still the greatest live act of all time, besides, on drums is ringo starrs son zak starkey and keith taught him drums and was his godfather.

they've used keyboards in their songs since Who's Next so bringing on another guy to play keys for them shouldnt be a problem really a problem

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I respect peoples' opinions who still consider PT/RD as The Who. I just don't agree with the premise. Zak Starkey was the next best thing to Moon when he joined the three remaining members. When JE passed away though....well like I said on page one, "my" Who no longer exists.

Regards;

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yeah i wish John didnt die, but we cant bring people back from the dead so we should sit back and enjoy the show, i know i did when i saw em.

funny thing is john and keith both died from drug related causes

Keith died from a drug overdose of 32 pills meant to help him get over his drinking problem, about 26 undissolved when he died.

John died from a heart attack caused by cocaine.

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Group wants to boot The Who from Super Bowl

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A South Florida child abuse prevention group wants the NFL to reconsider booking The Who for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Child AbuseWatch.net objects to Pete Townshend performing because of his 2003 arrest by British police on suspicion of possessing child pornography. He was eventually cleared but placed on a sex offenders registry for five years as part of a formal police caution for accessing a website containing images of child abuse.

The Pompano Beach group's founder and CEO Evin Daly told the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper that their concerns are focused on Townshend.

"I'm a fan of the band, I grew up with The Who. Pete Townshend is the only issue, and the issue is that he's a former registered sex offender," Daly said. "The issue is, it sends the wrong message to American families."

He did not return phone or e-mail messages on Friday.

In a Dec. 17 letter to Daly, Joe Browne, the NFL's executive vice-president of communications and public affairs, said the league was aware of Townshend's arrest. He also noted Townshend's charity work.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Associated Press on Friday that Townshend and The Who will perform in the Feb. 7 halftime show at LandShark Stadium in Miami.

"U.K. police cleared him since he was doing research for a project on child abuse," McCarthy said.

Messages left on Friday for The Who's U.S. record label, Universal, and the band's publicist were not immediately returned.

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