Coldplay Tapped For Super Bowl 50 Halftime Performance
"Woohoo!" 8th-grade me said when he found out Coldplay was playing the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. "Their music really speaks to me b-cuz i luv rock n' roll but also luv all those cool slow songz bout girls!"
Seriously though, why the hell is Coldplay performing at the Super Bowl when they literally haven't produced a hit since 2006's "Viva La Vida" -- which they lifted entirely from instrumental rock guitarist Joe Satriani (and were subsequently sued for). Why not ask Limp Bizkit to sing the National Anthem while you're at it?
Oh wait, it's because the rights to play Super Bowl 50's halftime show were auctioned off, meaning Coldplay (more than likely) outbid Katy Perry and Rihanna to get the gig.
[US Weekly] Set your “Clocks,” because Coldplay is set to be the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime headliner! The British rock band, which features Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, and Will Champion, has signed on to perform at the annual sporting event’s 50th anniversary, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
Insiders add that 2013 performer Bruno Mars will also be involved in the show in some capacity, as will other "friends of the group." Despite previous reports, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift are not scheduled to take the stage at this time.
Nothing gets me more pumped to watch football than a series of melancholy piano ballads.
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