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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 »

Once upon a time that thing that’s pictured up there happened. It was not really one of the The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances. But it does mark a turning point after which Super Bowl Performances would be scrubbed within an inch of their life of anything resembling hormonal charge. (Unless we’re talking about Prince’sMore »

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Watch Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Last night, the Baltimore Ravens won the motherfucking Super Bowl. Really, for those of us who come from Baltimore, everything else that happened is a…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 8:50 am

Watch The Flaming Lips’ Hyundai Commercial

Not to sound like a square, but there’s something about Wayne Coyne — especially his prowess for hanging out with “Brush My Teeth With A…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 29, 2013 - 10:32 am

Watch The Darkness’s Super Bowl Commercial

Depending on how you look at it, Sunday's Super Bowl telecast was dominated either by the Giants or by M.I.A.'s middle finger. But how about…
Amrit Singh | February 6, 2012 - 10:35 am

Watch M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Middle Finger

The biggest story to come out of last night's Super Bowl was this: In a repeat of their historic 2008 victory, the New York Giants…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 8:59 am

Ryan Adams Gets Animated In 30 Rock Webisode

On the latest episode of The Donaghy Files, a 30 Rock spinoff of animated webisodes, Alec Baldwin's character finds himself tasked with throwing together a…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2012 - 4:42 pm

M.I.A. Confirms Super Bowl Appearance

Rumors have been swirling for a while, and now M.I.A. herself has confirmed them. When Madonna performs at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday,…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” Licensed To NFL For Charity

The Funeral track will be used during this weekend’s Super Bowl, whatever that is, with 100% of the licensing proceeds benefiting Partners In Health’s Stand…
Amrit Singh | February 3, 2010 - 2:47 pm

Who To Play Superbowl XLIV?

There’s no NFL confirmation, but the Who are rumored to be playing the Superbowl XLIV halftime show 2/7 in Miami. Roger Daltrey says he and…
brandon | November 13, 2009 - 11:46 am

Springsteen Defies Super Bowl Oddsmakers With “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” Crotch Shot

What a game, right?! There's a reason I don't write about sports regularly, but I will say that was easily the best Super Bowl I…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2009 - 11:10 pm

Bob Dylan And Will.I.Am Are Pepsi Pals is a hilarious addition to any television broadcast, whether he's ruining CNN's election coverage or condensing 50 years of Grammys into 90 unbearable seconds.
Scott Lapatine | January 30, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Smashing Pumpkins’ Hyundai Commercial Debuts Early

After all the shenanigans Corgan's…
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2009 - 10:27 am

New Smashing Pumpkins Song To Debut In Hyundai Commercial

Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin wrote “FOL” to soundtrack a spot for Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe. According to the press release the theme of the ad…
Scott Lapatine | January 28, 2009 - 10:13 am

The Worst NFL Team Rap Videos

Of course you remember the Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle” video. But there were many knockoffs! And they were terrible. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has compiled…
Scott Lapatine | November 13, 2008 - 2:56 pm

Springsteen Headlining Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show

Springsteen and the E Street Band are set for Tampa on 2/1 and hopefully there are no wardrobe malfunctions or penis-shaped guitar (or saxophone, Clarence)…
brandon | September 29, 2008 - 9:15 am

Tom Petty’s Super Bowl Performance Rocked Softly, Simulated A Big Dick

There's no doubt Tom Petty was a safe choice for entertainment in this desexualized, post-wardrobe-malfunction Super Bowl halftime era we find ourselves in, but it's…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 1:54 am

The New Republic Examines The Appeal Of Super Bowl Halftime Performing Artist Tom Petty, Feels Shame For Loving His Rock

It’s true, friends know it: While making weekend plans we did almost forget Sunday was the Super Bowl. But then we thought about Tom Petty,…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2008 - 6:41 pm

A Princely Phallus

Prince’s Super Bowl performance was so exuberant, you may have forgot to be offended! Via the AP: Prince’s acclaimed performance included a guitar solo during…
Stereogum | February 7, 2007 - 9:26 am

Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Prince is 48. That’s fun to think about while you watch YouTubes of the Purple One performing in the rain over and over and over…
Stereogum | February 5, 2007 - 8:30 am