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When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheon… More »

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Ugh, Maroon 5 Rumored For Super Bowl 50 Halftime

E! News reports that Adam Levine and Maroon 5 have had “extensive talks” about playing the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, which is good news…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2015 - 9:14 pm

NFL Offers Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Again

Bruno Mars headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014 (with some assistance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and his performance was the…
Peter Helman | September 8, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Watch Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show With Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz

Katy Perry brought out Missy Elliott to do a three-song set during her Super Bowl halftime slot and, as Missy Elliot does, she stole the…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Hundred Waters Soundtrack Coca-Cola Super Bowl Commercial

Hundred Waters' track "Show Me Love" soundtracked a Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial earlier tonight centered around stopping online negativity (by pouring soda onto your computer).
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 8:58 pm

Katy Perry Will Play Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show

Billboard reports that their sources have confirmed that Katy Perry will be the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLIX. Last week during an appearance on…
James Rettig | October 9, 2014 - 10:10 pm

M.I.A. Settles With The NFL, Maybe Now They Can Afford A Halftime Show

M.I.A. and the NFL have settled the lawsuit that the organization filed after M.I.A. flipped the middle finger during her part in Madonna's 2012 Super…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 6:36 pm

NFL Wants Coldplay, Katy Perry, Or Rihanna To Pay To Play Super Bowl Halftime

The National Football League rakes in about $9 billion a year, but that doesn’t mean it’s made of money. Do you know how much the…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm

NFL Seeks Additional $15M From M.I.A. For Super Bowl Middle Finger

The feud between the NFL and M.I.A. is getting more heated and even more entertaining.
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm

These Were Super Bowl Viewers’ FCC Complaints About Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Suggestive Lyrics, Exposed Nipples

While we all remember a lot of unhappy viewers reporting to the FCC during M.I.A.'s Superbowl performance a few years back. Now many complaints about…
Miles Bowe | March 14, 2014 - 10:56 am

Axl Rose Has A Theory About Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unplugged Super Bowl Performance

The Super Bowl is but a distant memory, yet the Chili Peppers' Cordgate controversy continues to annihilate our nation's collective sensibilities. Flea already gave us…
Michael Nelson | February 5, 2014 - 11:15 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers Didn’t Even Plug In Their Guitars For The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a marvel of swift, mechanistic spectacle-creation. Think of the logistics involved: Both teams leave the field, and then a…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 3:43 pm

U2 – “Invisible”

"Invisible," a track from U2's Danger Mouse-produced 13th studio LP, wasn't expected to be revealed until a Super Bowl commercial tonight, but it looks like…
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Seahawks Fans Chris Cornell, Macklemore, Ann Wilson Get Psyched For The Super Bowl

As you might have heard, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in the Super Bowl this Sunday at Giants Stadium in New…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 10:53 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Abracadabralifornia” Just Won The Super Bowl

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to join Bruno Mars at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, and this seems like the best reason…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Bob Dylan Hooks Up With Chobani & Chrysler For Super Bowl Ads

You wouldn't think Bob Dylan was hurting for either money or attention, but he'll get plenty this Sunday when he's prominently featured in two different…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 10:19 am

U2’s “Invisible” Free On iTunes During The Super Bowl

U2 are set to return this spring with a new as-yet-untitled Danger Mouse-produced album, though the only song we’ve heard from those sessions is the…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

U2 Win Golden Globe, Shoot “Invisible” Video For Super Bowl Spot

UPDATE: Last night Bono reportedly told Showbiz 411 U2's new album is now coming in June. // Last night Hollywood gathered…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

M.I.A. Says Her Super Bowl Middle Finger Was Actually A Godly Hand Gesture

M.I.A.'s Matangi is out today and along with the religious iconography that is referenced throughout the album, in a recent interview with NPR, the "Bad…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 5, 2013 - 12:44 pm

M.I.A. Goes To War Against NFL

Almost two years ago, in her appearance during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show performance, M.I.A. briefly flipped off the camera. It's pretty likely that you…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Bruno Mars To Play Super Bowl 2014 Halftime

UPDATE: It's official. According to the LA Times, Bruno Mars is expected to headline the Super Bowl this year. The Super Bowl XLVIII…
Liz Pelly | September 7, 2013 - 12:49 pm
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