After Janet Jackson’s Titgate scandal back in 2004, the NFL has turned to classic rockers to rock the always insipid and incredibly cheesy and quite lame half-time show. Following in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Prince, U2 and Tom Petty, The Boss will pick up the mantle and run with it, as he and The E Street Band will perform live at Super Bowl XLIII’s Halftime show on February 1st 2009, in Tampa Bay.
Jimmy Page helped close out the Beijing 2008 Olympics as he and other brits were handed the torch ceremoniously for the 2012 Olympic Games in London yesterday. Pagey popped out of a Transformers looking double decker bus playing Whole Lotta Love, while Beyonce, I mean Leona Lewis sang the vocals of a very PC version of the song. While this travesty was going on “English People” were apparently doing “English Things” to remind us that the Olympics are in England next. This garbage ended with David Beckham kicking a soccer ball into the crowd, RockHeap vomited then turned off the telly.
Michael Phelps has dominated the Beijing Olympics with his unthinkable 8 gold medals. But no amount of medals can top his next event. He will be sharing the stage with Jimmy Page! Page & Phelps will be part of the Olympic closing ceremony. A short handover segment will take place in London, which will be the site of the 2012 summer games. Reportedly Pagey will perform “Whole Lotta Love” with Leona Lewis. We don’t know who Leona Lewis is and don’t care enough to look her up.
To celebrate the Philadelphia Soul winning the Arena Bowl, Bon Jovi is expected to announce a free show. Jon Bon Jovi is one of the co-owners of the team. Expect more people to show up to the concert then the total attendance of the AFL for 2008.
Gary Glitter, the English glam rocker, whose only hit “Rock & Roll Part Two” a stadium anthem for every sport, in every country, will be released from a Vietnamese prison on August 19th. Glitter was jailed in March 2006 on charges he molested two underage girls. Fortunately for us Rambo did not feel the need the break him out of prison early.