Two days before the Big Game, the NFL has released Carrie Underwood’s “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight,” Super Bowl XLIX’s official theme song. Country Music Fans’ Guide to the Super Bowl Stacked high with synthesizers, power chords and banjo, “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight” is a reworked version of NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme, which Underwood began singing during the 2013 season. Previous Sunday Night Football vocalists include Faith Hill, who logged six years with the show, and Pink, who originated the theme song in 2006. Although the lyrics tend to change with each season, all versions of the theme song are based on Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ 1988 hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” much in the same way that ABC’s Monday Night Football theme was based on a revised recording of Hank Williams, Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” from 1989 to 2011. Hill made several appearances at the Super Bowl between 2007 and 2012, performing the theme song before kickoff
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Missy Elliott will make a “surprise appearance” during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance, according to The Associated Press , citing an anonymous “person familiar with the plans.” (Consider the surprise ruined.) The rapper made a cameo on a remix of Perry’s 2011 single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” though it’s unclear which track she’ll perform. The show takes place Sunday, February 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Go Behind the Scenes of Katy Perry’s Mammoth Prismatic Tour Perry seemed to tease Elliott’s involvement during a news conference on Thursday, stating that the halftime show would feature an “old school” female artist. “When you hear the first ring of the chord,” Perry said, “I think jaws will drop and faces will melt.” The singer also revealed a planned appearance from singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz, whom she called “an incredible rock & roll icon, a guitar god.” When asked if the duo would perform Kravitz’ Grammy-winning cover of the Guess Who’s “American Woman,” Perry responded, “We’ll see.” In her newly revealed Billboard cover story, Perry offers a backstage close-up of her Super Bowl preparation – and the pressure that comes with such a high-profile gig. “Everyone has been asking me if I’m going to be nervous before the halftime show,” she says. “I’m like, I’m fucking human . This is the biggest event of my career.” She also mentions studying recent halftime show gigs – including Madonna in 2012 (“I like Madonna for the graphic effects she brought”) and Beyoncé the following year. “[Beyoncé] brought so much strength, so much sassiness and just the right amount of sex,” she says.
Bluegrass outfit Hayseed Dixie, whose new album Hair Down To My Grass finds the band covering rock classics from Scorpions, Journey, Survivor and Aerosmith, are playing at the Brooklyn Bowl in London on February 6… and you could be there.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen says their latest material is a “wonderful mixture” of styles.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts have confirmed an album launch show at the Garage in London on April 9.
Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura , was such a personal experience that she compared it to opening herself up — literally — in a new interview with The New York Times . “You feel like you’re having open-heart surgery, with knives sticking in, so that everything is out, and you have this urgency and immediacy,” she said. Regarding the overwhelming resolution she felt to make the album, she said, “You feel like you belong to another power.
The Who will re-release all 11 studio albums on vinyl as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has described his arrest following a bar brawl as an “unfortunate altercation.”
Suge Knight was allegedly behind the wheel of a fatal hit-and-run accident this afternoon in Compton, California that left one person dead and another man injured. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released a statement confirming that an accident had occurred, with The Hollywood Reporter adding that the incident took place after filming had finished on a promotional shoot for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton . Suge Knight Tells ‘Doggystyle’ Stories According to TMZ, Knight and his friend Terry Carter were visiting the set when security guards asked the former Death Row exec to leave.
Batten down the hatches and break out the red New York Yankees fitted, Limp Bizkit is hitting the high seas next week as headliners of of the ShipRocked cruise and guitarist Wes Borland couldn’t be more morose. Meltdowns and Blowups: The Decade’s 50 Wildest Rock & Roll Moments As Metal Injection points out, Borland took to Instagram to express his discontent, posting a photo of his luggage and caption that contained such charming sentiments as: “Can’t wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit.” Swinging between disgruntled fatalism and straight-up snark, Borland bemoaned the prospect of spending his time not onstage, holed up “fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties as it slips through my hooked fingers.” But amidst the existential terror of aging, the guitarist never gave up looking for that silver lining. “So, I’d like to give a shout out now to all the other over-the-hill late Nineties/early 2000s bands going on the cruise: Let’s give these people the raging alcohol-fueled nostalgia fest they’re paying for, guys!” Borland wrote. “I know we can do it if we tune down low enough!” Borland has had a tumultuous tenure in Limp Bizkit, quitting and re-joining the band on multiple occasions, most notably in 2001 following the success of 2000’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water . After a rocky few years and ensuing hiatus during the mid-2000s, Limp Bizkit reunited in 2009 and released Gold Cobra in 2011.
Tom Petty says he never had any intention to sue pop star Sam Smith over songwriting royalties