Foo Fighters Announced Among Super Bowl Weekend Performers

Band joins the Roots and Imagine Dragons for a unique show on a docked ship in New York.

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Foo Fighters, the Roots and Imagine Dragons were officially announced among performers of Bud Light Hotel's Super Bowl weekend, scheduled to take place in a cruise ship docked on the Hudson River. As Rolling Stone reports, the Foos will hit the stage on February 1, a day before the big match, alongside Zac Brown Band. The entire event will kick off on January 30 with the Roots paying tribute to NY hip-hop alongside Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes and more. Imagine Dragons will perform on January 31, whereas the festivity will be closed with a pre-Super Bowl concert headlined by Fall Out Boy and country star Jake Owen. As for other Super Bowl-related events, Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline WFAN's pre-Super Bowl bash. Finally, the big halftime show will be headlined by Bruno Mars. Back to the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and co. are currently busy working on a new album. According to the latest reports, the record has "a bigger theme" to it and will be done in an unprecedented manner. "There's a bigger theme to the record than any other Foo Fighters record," Grohl told Sopitas. "Not a musical, and it's not an opera, but there's a reason why we're making it this way. No one's ever done it."

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    they have all these great artsits like the roots, foo fighters, RHCP and they choose Bruno Mars for the half-time show?
    That's what I wanted to say! Foo Fighters and RHCP specifically are two of the biggest, widely liked and respected rock bands on the planet with killer live performances, they would be PERFECT for the half time show.
    Right?! Even though I'm not a big Foo Fighters fan, they are MADE for the Super Bowl.
    them or Metallica would be great for the halftime show
    especially if Metallica only played songs like Dyers Eve, Fight Fire With Fire, Battery, Damage Inc, My Apocalypse, Blackened, and Metal Militia.
    Well, football fans already like manly bands like Foo Fighters and the Chili Peppers, so they'll be watching anyway. Gotta bring in that 11-22 year old female demographic!
    Regardless of your or my opinion on Bruno Mars, he is quite a popular artist at the moment, and even though I'm not a huge fan of his music (although I must say Gorilla is a pretty decent track), I can only acknowledge that he is quite a talented musician. He plays several instruments and is a decent singer, which is quite something nowadays when you have people like Bieber.
    Justin Bieber also plays multiple instruments and is a talented singer. He just seems to be a little punk, too.
    Too bad Bruno Mars got the halftime show. Without him, it's actually a half-decent lineup.
    He's no worse than Jake Owen. Actually, I might even prefer Bruno Mars. I haven't heard enough of his stuff to know for sure, but I've heard enough Jake Owen to know that the bar is set pretty low.
    I really hope Dave Grohl and The Roots perform together, even for just like one song. I think that would be a really cool blend of musical styles.
    2014's a big year for Dave Grohl, The Super Bowl, RNR Hall of Fame, Foo Fighters album, it's gonna be an awesome year for Dave.