Lots of musicians have been either making appearances or announcing future appearances at sporting events—except for the metal band GWAR, which is receiving an online push to be the halftime act for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. The attention-getting pairings are fun for all, but in a few cases the matches of performer and event could have been better.
This is an article from the Sept. 30, 2013 issue
|Super Bowl XLVIII||Bruno Mars||Bruno Mars||Mass appeal|
|Texans-Titans||Vanilla Ice||Kings of Leon||From Nashville|
|NHL opener||Kings of Leon||Vanilla Ice||"Ice, Ice, Baby"|
|Mayweather fight||Justin Bieber||Eminem||Takes hits, makes hits|
|Notre Dame--Michigan||Eminem||Justin Bieber||Teenage girls|
|Mariano Rivera send-off||Metallica||GWAR||Metallica's gone soft|
+ The Sept. 14 title bout was a place to preen and be seen, complete with Heidi Klum, George Lopez and Jack Nicholson.
+ Singer James Hetfield was caught toting an Armani shopping bag and wearing flip-flops, so the band's license to rock has been suspended.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
A fan at Fenway Park had his face bloodied when outfielder Jonny Gomes punted a beer can during a celebration of Boston's division title.