Performing for the Super Bowl halftime show is major, and an honor only bestowed on a select chosen few. The gossip mill was spinning with rumors that Van Halen was set to perform at next year’s Super Bowl. Despite the group’s mega success with over 56 million albums sold, people were apprehensive about the selection of a rock band doing the Super Bowl in 2013. According to Rolling Stone, lead singer David Roth addressed the rumor on the fan’s website. “That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time though it is one we would accept in a NY minute,” Roth writes. But perhaps the loud chatter will put the group on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s radar.
Van Halen’s accomplishments are nothing to scoff at either. Of their 12 albums two have sold over 10 million copies. Their first album in 12 years, A Different Kind of Truth, which entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 2, sold 188,000 copies in its first six days and is the group’s fourteenth consecutive top ten album in the U.S., seems to be a testament to their staying power. If they were extended the offer to headline the halftime performance of the biggest sports event in TV, are they worthy? Who else would be a great contender?
David Lee Roth Addresses Van Halen Super Bowl Rumors [RollingStone.com]
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