Van Halen Super Bowl Halftime Show?

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Speculation began yesterday that Van Halen would be the Super Bowl halftime entertainment for this season’s game, which we’re pretty sure the Green Bay Packers will be winning.

It stems from Eddie Van Halen saying the band will be doing something special in the new year.

“[I]n November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it,” Van Halen tells Marco R. della Cava of USA Today.

The NFL typically hires someone who’s old to play halftime, so Van Halen would definitely fit the bill. With the exception of the Black Eyed Peas, who are a complete fucking joke, all of the halftime headliners since Nipplegate have been on the other side of 50. See Madonna, last season.

What’s good about this is at one time, Van Halen kicked major ass. And I’m talking about Diamond Dave Van Halen, not the pussified Van Hagar. Yeah, I hear your songs about love and feelings Sammy, now go drive 125 in a 55 and smash into a brick wall. Rock songs are supposed to be about two things — partying and broads!

Fortunately, Diamond Dave is back with Van Halen, although we’re not sure it’s really Van Halen because Michael Anthony has been replaced on bass by Eddie’s kid. What the hell is up with that? Did Michael Anthony forget how to play bass? Was he the root of all the infighting the eight times you guys broke up?


Anyway, in tribute to a time when rock and roll was awesome and Van Halen was king (and a potential Super Bowl halftime show), here’s a little number we’ve always liked.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

8 Comments on "Van Halen Super Bowl Halftime Show?"

  1. Steve

    My understanding is that Michael Anthony in no longer with the band because he pissed Eddie off by playing with Sammy on one of his tours after the Van Halen – Hagar split.

  2. Ivomitonvikingfans

    God these dudes rocked back in the day. I had the good fortune to see them twice in their prime. Age and alcoholism may not have been kind to them, but it would be a definite improvement over the Brown Eyed Peas, Janet Jackson’s beaver tail, or the old skank hag Madonna. Jesus it looks like someone set fire to her fucking face and put it out with a rake.
    My personal choice would be Slayer. A nice medley of “Raining Blood” “Mandatory Suicide” and “War Ensemble” would be perfect. I could start a pit right in my living room. Ahhh just wishful thinking. It will be Lady Gaga.

  3. jaykat

    Get over your man crush already and wake up. Dave’s a spaced out D-bag and the Red Rocker Rules! Mikey left the drama queens, and Sammy’s lyrics had to go with Eddies pre-written music. Sammy’s got plenty of non-ballad, non-love song music. If you weren’t such a stubborn ol’ bag, you might give his work a listen. But you are.

  4. packersareus1

    Van Halen is kicking ass on their tour right now (I know Ive seen them 3 times). They didnt cancel any shows they are rescheduling them. Don’t say shit if you dont know the facts. Dave and Eddie are getting along and tearing up show after show better than ever. They would kick ass and definatley be the first rockin halftime gig since 1997’s ZZ Top!

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