David Lee Roth address Superbowl show rumours
Over the last few weeks rumours have be circulating that the NFL will announce rockers Van Halen as their entertainment lined up for the next Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show.
The rumours started buzzing after guitarist Eddie Van Halen talked about the bands plans for 2012 in an interview.
The band are expected to head to Japan in November to continue their world tour in support of the latest studio album, "A Different Kind of Truth" but have dropped hints that that they'll "possibly do something special," in the New Year but added they "Can't talk about it."
Yesterday, in an open letter posted online the bands David Lee Roth addressed the rumours saying, "That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time, though it is one we would accept in a NY minute."
Roth's full letter is below:
"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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