The Super Bowl will continue its recent run of classic-rock halftime shows in February when The Who — its two surviving original members, anyway — take the stage in Miami.
That’s according to a report on SI.com; the NFL hasn’t confirmed its entertainment plans for Super Bowl XLIV yet.
The Who will be the sixth straight veteran rock act to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson launched a gazillion FCC complaints and led the most-watched TV event of the year away from anything resembling edgy fare. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed last year; they were preceded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.
The Super Bowl will air Feb. 7 on CBS, the network that uses Who songs for its three “CSI” series. Anyone want to take bets on a “Who Are You”/”Won’t Get Fooled Again”/”Baba O’Riley” medley during the halftime show?
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