[quote=“Craftsy21, post:12, topic:813”]Unfortunately to perform at the super bowl you’ve got to have extreme mass appeal that spans generations. They’ve also got to be somebody family friendly and tv safe.
There’s not too many acts that fit that mold anymore (thank god), so what you’ll usually see lately is some over the hill band that used to be cool and now has a song or two that young people might know for some reason (like from a tv theme show).
The Who were a perfect grab for CBS in all those regards - not to mention they get that subliminal cross-promotional thing for their own tv shows.[/quote]
I saw The Who few years ago and trust me, they aren’t “family friendly and TV safe”. They dropped an f bomb before they played a note and many more followed. They aren’t nearly the band they were years ago, and Daltrey’s voice isn’t nearly what it once was, but it was still a great show.