One of the biggest criticisms in the wake of Super Bowl XLIV focused on the halftime show, which featured a couple of guys whom we vaguely recall openly choosing death before old age.
Apparently, not every birthday wish comes true.
So will the trend toward rockers-who-need-walkers continue, or will the event again skew a bit younger?
The next Super Bowl will be televised by FOX, and the guy who runs the show there recently was asked whether the halftime show will feature performers under the age of 60.
“Oh, please, God, yes,” FOX Sports Chief Executive David Hill told Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times. “If I saw [Who guitarist] Pete Townshend’s belly
again I was going to throw up. In his younger days it might have been
rippling muscle, but now it’s like mine — rippling fat. From the
conversations I’ve had with the NFL, we won’t need oxygen.”
Generally, it’s good news. Then again, there are plenty of younger acts that, well, suck.
We’re officially pulling for Green Day, which would fit nicely with the perceived marijuana epidemic among incoming rookies.