Van Halen’s David Lee Roth Addresses Super Bowl Rumors In Open Letter
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has just posted an open letter to the Van Halen News Desk fan site regarding their rumored performance in the Super Bowl halftime show for 2013.
Here’s Roth’s open letter:
"I’m compelled to address the now-rampant rumors that VAN HALEN is playing the Super Bowl. 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 VAN HALEN 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 Super Bowl. Playing at the Super Bowl 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 rumor mongers all over the World Wide Web."
I say, FUCK YEAH.
Van Halen is definitely as big as any of the bands or artists that have performed the Super Bowl halftime show and the way I see it…no pun intended cause I love the peas…but if the Black Eyed Peas can rock the Super Bowl halftime show, truly, one of the greatest rock bands EVER can rock it too.
I would love to see Van Halen go off at Halftime. I would like to see my team (Raiders) play too. So there.