Van Halen To Join Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis For Super Bowl XLVII?


(Photo is by Jim Mimna at Listen Up Denver; More photos here).

Legendary American rock ‘n rollers Van Halen, in the thick of a reunion featuring hit new tour and album, look to be headed for New Orleans to see the Bears take on the Ravens – calling it now – in Super Bowl XLVII.

Roger Goodell is notorious for wanting rock ‘n roll artists from his personal record collection – and – could be bringing “Runnin’ With the Devil” into Saints territory, based on a USA Today interview with guitarist Eddie Van Halen. This speculation has been born in this quote: “We bit off more than we could chew. This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and that threw the schedule out of whack…So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.”

My personal preference would be an artist like Timothy Brindle (new album out July 24th), but the stuffed suits would think his theological lyrics might not resonate with the Mardi Gras crowd. Check out the tunage here and here.

Another artist with new music, xLooking Forwardx would make for one out-of-control halftime show. When have we seen moshing at a Super Bowl?

Van Halen will probably get the nod. Oh well.

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4 Responses to “Van Halen To Join Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis For Super Bowl XLVII?”

  1. john says:

    Wow, some terrible music suggestions there.

  2. 1984 redux says:

    Personally, I think your an A$$hole to compare Timothy Brindle to VH (whoever the hell Timothy Brindle is) VH is over your head to call it “what the suits prefer” Go away

    • Chris Bach says:

      Van Halen is legendary. In the 70’s they owned a scene and delivered with their tireless work ethic and high-impact shows.

      But don’t pretend that they aren’t now corporate rock. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with charging $70 a ticket, or having big sponsors. I’m not even saying there’s something wrong with being prima donnas. But, the fact is, they are on a big label, and they did wait 14 years between records. What they did at the beginning was very raw. I like some of their tracks even if I’ll never purchase their music or tickets. If they wanted to be less commercial, they could have released their album on their own and they could have done smaller-scale shows instead of these expensive ones. As is, they are corporate rock, which is not necessarily a bad thing but is definitely what most of “the suits prefer”.