It’s all but confirmed that Maroon 5 will be headlining the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show and while Adam Levine and company’s radio-friendly pop music make the band another pick with mass appeal, it’s hard not to long for the days when big rock acts like U2 or Prince (RIP) were putting on the biggest show on Earth. One of the most obvious picks would be the Foo Fighters, who are unquestionably one of the biggest rock acts in the world and one that routinely sells out huge arenas. You’d think that the Foos would have been locked up do a Super Bowl ages ago.
According to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, the band has been approached to do the Super Bowl … multiple times, in fact. In a recent interview with KROQ, Grohl and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins gave their take on why their band keeps getting passed over for different acts:
“I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.’ We’re like, ‘Oh my god, I think we’re gonna do the Super Bowl!’ And then it’ll be, like, Madonna or Katy Perry or somebody like that.”
While Grohl seems to have taken the whole situation in stride, he went onto admit that he may not even be interested in doing the Super Bowl anymore. “I actually got really hammered at this party in France once, and got to meet the dude that does the Super Bowl thing, and I was, like, ‘I don’t even want to do the Super Bowl! I used to want to do it. Now i don’t want to do it anymore!”
“Not to be negative on Maroon 5, but it always seems to be the final chapter in your career,” Hawkins added.
“Yeah, I don’t know if it’s jumping the shark, I don’t know,” Grohl replied, laughing. “We’re just trying to come up with excuses why we haven’t done it.”
Someone at the NFL better get Grohl on the phone and lock him down for Super Bowl Fiddy-Fore (or LIV if you want to get all technical about it). The man has waited long enough!
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