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David Lee Roth Clarifies that Van Halen Has Not Been Booked For The Super Bowl
Van Halen, rocking the crowd at Super Bowl, 2013? Not as likely as internet rumors would lead you to believe. In an open letter on the band’s website, David Lee Roth laid the story to rest, saying that while the band has not been offered the gig, they would certainly accept it if asked. “We are not on Commissioner Goodell’s dance card at this time,” he writes, “But we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans. It’s an honor to be considered and for that we would like to thank the rumormongers all over the World Wide Web.”
Check out the full letter below—straight from his “pigskin heart”—where, among promising his band would take the half-time slot, Roth waxes poetic about bad Oliver Stone movies, Hebrew school, and his fading memory.
An Open Letter
I’m compelled to address the now-rampant rumors that Van Halen is playing the Superbowl. First of all let me say this — be still my pigskin heart. That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.
Having heard VH blaring through stadium speakers on any given Sunday – more like every given Sunday, the idea of playing there live would be like – ‘okay, now we’re in the game’.
Van Halen’s collective memories are – and with all due respect to each and every one of these memories, teeming with been-theres and done-that’s, but none include playing at the Superbowl. Playing at the Superbowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists. Not a spiritual rite with snake pits or Hebrew school or anything, but it’s up there.
We are not on Commissioner Goodell’s dance card at this time, but we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans.
It’s an honor to be considered and for that we would like to thank the rumormongers all over the World Wide Web.
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