Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Reflects On AC/DC Performing On Super Bowl Halftime Show
Alice In Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell shared his thoughts about a possible AC/DC show for Super Bowl Halftime, which has been demanded by both their fans and other musicians for a while, during his recent interview with The Mistress Carrie Podcast.
As you may recall, Sharika and Jennifer Lopez’s show during the Super Bowl Halftime took place at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020. Even though their performance received very positive reviews, some musicians like Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider criticized the organizers, saying they didn’t want rock and metal musicians to perform on stage.
According to Snider, Shakira and Lopez were chosen as the show’s co-headliners because they are ‘shaking their asses.’ After his comment, Snider admitted that he was targeted by their fans and was accused of misogyny. Then he added that AC/DC’s Angus Young could also show his ass and asked their fans to sign a petition for an AC/DC show during the Super Bowl Halftime.
Recently Jerry Cantrell reflected his ideas about a possible upcoming AC/DC performance in 2022’s Super Bowl after the host asked him. He stated that he would be there to watch both the band and his favorite teams, the Hawks and Steelers. Also, he revealed that he gets delighted when he hears Alice in Chains’ songs during some of the matches.
Cantrell said in his interview:
“I don’t know but it’s sure I’d like to see that happen. I’ll be there especially if the Hawks or the Steelers are in it… You guys get billion dollars check and are used to pretty much the greatest of all time, you have Tom Brady. He is pretty much big. We’ll figure it out, every team goes to the rebuilding process but if we get Hammer, it will be a quicker process.
I’m with you on that. I’ve always liked watching Patriots games because we’re always running on the music at the stadium. They always play Alice, and I keep an eye on that. I appreciate that. Thank you.”
Therefore it seems like most metal and rock music fans don’t want to watch pop and R&B musicians’ performances during the Super Bowl anymore. Considering that the next Superbowl is scheduled to take place in February, we might find out about the headliners pretty soon.