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“Global rock icon” to launch Browns season in July

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Before the Browns welcome legendary running back Jim Brown back into the fold, the Browns will make a “major announcement” regarding the manner in which the upcoming football season will get started.

The Browns have announced that, at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the Browns will announce that a “global rock icon” will launch the 2013 season in July.

Browns CEO Joe Banner, President Alec Scheiner, and “prominent Browns players” will attend the event at the South Club Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Make your guesses below as to who it will be.  The Factory of Sadness guy likely isn’t rooting for Kenny Chesney.

As I always do in situations like this, I’ll vote for KISS.

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  1. neofootball says: May 28, 2013 9:36 AM


  2. borophyll says: May 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    Joe Walsh

  3. isu1648 says: May 28, 2013 9:40 AM

    Sorry Cleveland, but whoever it is that sings the drew Carey show theme song is not a global rock icon.

  4. True Talker says: May 28, 2013 9:40 AM


  5. mmsierra says: May 28, 2013 9:42 AM

    Don’t tell me…….

    Barry Manilow !!!

    No ! No ! No !

    The ARCHIES !!!!!

    Go Browns !!!

  6. pooflingingmonkey says: May 28, 2013 9:45 AM

    Well, if it’s Cleveland it’s gotta be Donnie Iris?

  7. slashrancid says: May 28, 2013 9:47 AM

    Well, there is only one Global rock icon.

    Kid Rock

  8. johndont says: May 28, 2013 9:47 AM

    Special Guest, of course will be Tim Tebow – Let us pray for a win this season.

  9. pj1983a says: May 28, 2013 9:48 AM

    KISS isn’t so far fetched. Eric Singer is from Cleveland, afterall.

  10. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: May 28, 2013 9:49 AM


  11. britishteeth says: May 28, 2013 9:49 AM

    In true Browns fashion, they will disappoint their fans with an appearance by global rock icon….Fiona Apple.

  12. cbraithwaite says: May 28, 2013 9:50 AM

    Nine Inch Nails are (broadly speaking) from Cleveland. Hurt would surely sum up pretty much everything about the Browns.

  13. Iknoweverything says: May 28, 2013 9:52 AM

    Well we are talking about the Browns so it will probably be Donnie Osmond

  14. Iknoweverything says: May 28, 2013 9:53 AM

    Gene Simmons would never lower himself to Cleveland Browns status

  15. Iknoweverything says: May 28, 2013 9:54 AM

    Betty White

  16. commonsensedude says: May 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    An iconic rock act? Coming to visit the Browns? Let me guess … The Police???

  17. jasons81 says: May 28, 2013 9:57 AM

    I’m certain this will be a disappointment

  18. ytsejamer1 says: May 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    Huey Lewis and the News…

    After all, the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland!

  19. js39 says: May 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    One Direction?

  20. audient says: May 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    Bon Jovi.

    Local rock icon Michael Stanley to open.

  21. hound32 says: May 28, 2013 10:06 AM

    Joe Walsh makes the most sense but i am hoping for the Allman Bros band .

    Gooooo Browns !!!!!

  22. malibudave66 says: May 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    I’m a huge Kiss fan and been one since they came out but I have to say that Cleveland has always been a RUSH town! Working Man was their anthem and Cleveland’s in the 70’s!

  23. fin72 says: May 28, 2013 10:11 AM

    KISS isn’t so far fetched. Eric Singer is from Cleveland, afterall.
    Too bad Eric Singer’s just hired help who will do whatever Gene and Paul tell him.

  24. changsteinelgamal says: May 28, 2013 10:12 AM

    Fred Flintstone.
    Get it.

  25. lbcoach34 says: May 28, 2013 10:16 AM


  26. sundayisthebestday says: May 28, 2013 10:16 AM

    It’s Eddie Money.

  27. 4greatestvikingever says: May 28, 2013 10:16 AM

    Knowing Haslam he’ll screw them over and have Kenny G….

  28. michaeljacksonisback says: May 28, 2013 10:20 AM

    Alice in chains

  29. nomad619 says: May 28, 2013 10:24 AM


  30. onereasonableman says: May 28, 2013 10:31 AM

    If it is Michael Stanley, I officially give up.

  31. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    David Hasselhoff is huge globally

  32. callmecougar says: May 28, 2013 10:34 AM

    Two Spells Doom?

  33. djeg07 says: May 28, 2013 10:35 AM

    the presidents of the united states sang the drew carey theme song, and i think thye might be global, not rock though…my bet micheal stanley some rock smuck….

  34. superbowlseahawks says: May 28, 2013 10:38 AM

    THE Michael Bolton

  35. stoolerz says: May 28, 2013 10:41 AM

    KISS is exactly what Jim Brown’s job will be.

  36. kd75 says: May 28, 2013 10:43 AM

    Huey Lewis makes sense since its Cleveland. Not sure how Iconic he is though.

    Just hope it isn’t Psy or McLemore.

  37. carlsbadboltfan says: May 28, 2013 10:45 AM

    Spinal Tap.

  38. shackdelrio says: May 28, 2013 10:46 AM

    The Pretenders

  39. bustercrap says: May 28, 2013 10:46 AM

    World rock icon famed geologist Johannes Walther

  40. brownoholic says: May 28, 2013 10:47 AM

    Black Sabbath

  41. camdenyard says: May 28, 2013 10:53 AM

    The season begins in September, not July. Unless you are in Clowntown of course, where their season ends on October.

  42. silverandblack052099 says: May 28, 2013 10:54 AM

    There are very few good musicians left these days.

  43. whysomanylosers says: May 28, 2013 10:57 AM


  44. radioactivechimp says: May 28, 2013 10:58 AM

    Knowing the Browns, they’ll probably get Hootie & the Blowfish…

  45. granadafan says: May 28, 2013 10:59 AM

    They’ll probably hire some British band that doesn’t know the first thing about American football.

  46. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2013 11:09 AM

    Great mystery surrounding the “rock icon”. The ancient fossil will be shipped to the site covered in a tarp, which will only be removed at the last possible moment. The only holdup involves the insurance policy to cover cracking, chipping, or having limbs fall off. It could well be Springsteen from the sound of it.

  47. lamasflowingrobes says: May 28, 2013 11:20 AM

    Spinal Tap. “Hello Cleveland!!!”

  48. mooser80 says: May 28, 2013 11:31 AM

    Alice Cooper

  49. joetoronto says: May 28, 2013 11:32 AM

    The Boss is from Jersey, not Ohio.


  50. turkjones says: May 28, 2013 11:35 AM

    It should be the Black Keys for several reasons but I doubt Bigplay Haslam’s musical taste is evolved enough to make such a solid choice.

  51. navyeoddavee9 says: May 28, 2013 11:39 AM


  52. dawgswillhunt says: May 28, 2013 12:08 PM

    I am totally confused. Could someone please explain this to me?

    How do you “launch the 2013 season in July?”

    The preseason doesn’t even start until August. I just don’t understand this at all. How do you “launch the 2013 season in July?”

  53. bucrightoff says: May 28, 2013 12:09 PM

    Big thumbs up for the Dethklok mention.

  54. denverdude7 says: May 28, 2013 12:09 PM

    You’re all wrong… It’s Milli Vanilli !!!!!!!

  55. tackleberries says: May 28, 2013 12:17 PM

    Bob Seger.

  56. navyeoddavee9 says: May 28, 2013 12:31 PM


  57. crownofthehelmet says: May 28, 2013 1:04 PM

    The Marketing Department warned to find a group that suits the attention span of the average Browns Fan. The Wiggles.

  58. RedRuffensor says: May 28, 2013 1:05 PM

    KISS = Milli Vanilli. To fans of KISS, I’m sorry but you’re dupes. I have it, firsthand, from about 20 people who attended a KISS concert, that the great guitar riffs that they heard continued for a couple of seconds after the KISS “guitarist” stopped “playing”, to which half the audience shouted “Fake!”.

    Unlike most KISS fans, when I pay good money to see a group perform, I actually want to hear them sing (not lipsynch) and play their instruments (not fake-play).

  59. bebejebus says: May 28, 2013 1:14 PM

    To the comment the guy who wrote the Drew carey song is not a rock icon.first off His name is Ian Hunter and the fact you dont even know his name shows how little you know about rock an roll.along with Cleveland rocks,he wrote, all the young dudes,once bitten twice shy,.and many nore hits,that were remade by other singers and bands,such as David Bowie and Great when you run your pie hole trying to be funny and dis Cleveland,please know what your talking about

  60. Iknoweverything says: May 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    FYI. You do NOT have “firsthand” info if it was witnessed by someine other than yourself

  61. prospero63 says: May 28, 2013 1:52 PM

    60 comments in and I’m the first one to guess Sting and The Police?

  62. spideysdog says: May 28, 2013 2:18 PM

    keyshawn Johnson and Eric Dickerson will be introducing Bieber.

  63. jimmylions says: May 28, 2013 2:26 PM

    Icon (singular) makes it sound like it will be one person. My guess is that it will be Joe Walsh.

    Can’t be Kiss … Tipper Gore and the PMRC would throw a hissy fit (remember that KISS = Knights In Satan’s Service).

    It could be Marilyn Manson — The Dope Show would be an appropriate theme song.

  64. leroykellyfanclub says: May 28, 2013 2:30 PM

    Chrissie Hines and The Pretenders!

  65. voulatos says: May 28, 2013 3:15 PM

    Has to be Akrons own The Black Keys!!!

  66. bigtimebrownie says: May 28, 2013 3:59 PM

    Whoever it is, hopefully they can play corner too

  67. zillat says: May 28, 2013 6:17 PM

    Another vote for Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders or so we can hope. She’s from Akron (“My City Was Gone”).

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