The Who Play The Super Bowl
2010-02-06 by John Cruz | 61 Comments

Well as it seems, "hope I die before I get old" IS just a dumb phrase after all.

To please fans of all ages, The Who (or what is left of them) will be performing what Pete Townshend is referring to as a"CSI mash up" for tomorrows Super Bowl Halftime Show. What is a "CSI mash up," you ask? Well, not really. You don't give a damn. But I will tell you, anyway.

It's essentially what these old geezers do for events like this. Pull out Won't get Fooled Again, Baba 'O Riley, Who Are You, and a couple songs from the 1969 rock opera Tommy. The CSI connection? Well, millions of Americans hear these songs every week as the lead in for their favorite TV shows! So, as you can tell, the over 40 TV watching demographic is going to be stoked!

The Who are my favorite band. And yes, this is an editorial. Anyway, they are my favorite band ever. If you know rock history, you know The Who. They are in their 60's, singer Roger Daltrey has lost his voice, but guitarist Pete Townshend can still slash and burn with the best of them. So, I am bringing you this news to wish them the best of luck.

And to ask you, if you don't know who they are and are watching the "Big Game" tomorrow, if they embarrass themselves, don't laugh too much. Instead, listen to what they once were. Lots of great things can be found in the songs of Pete Townshend and The Who.

So, this has been your "Who Super Bowl News" of the day.

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AnotherBrick
February 6th 2010

9770 Comments


didnt we already know this?

ohnoestehmusik
February 6th 2010

380 Comments


Pretty sure townsend got put on a sexual predator's watch list in Florida for looking at kiddy porn in England. Awesome.

EVedder27
February 6th 2010

6088 Comments


didnt we already know this?


yeah I think this was posted a few months ago. Can't wait for both the game and The Who.

PanasonicYouth
February 6th 2010

7411 Comments


pretty badly written tbh

JohnXDoesn't
February 6th 2010

1267 Comments


Who are "we" and when did we know it, AnotherBrick?

This is news on the cusp, man. Right on the cusp...

and yeah, they've been bothering good 'ol Pete again

don't be distracted by that nonsense, however. that will not be what he is remembered for, obviously. that whole affair was a something of a bad joke. only not very funny, i am afraid





cirq
February 6th 2010

9263 Comments


I thought this was announced like 6 months ago

JohnXDoesn't
February 6th 2010

1267 Comments


the news is badly written? that is nothing you should see some of my reviews!

eternium
February 6th 2010

16307 Comments


@ohnoestehmusik
He got forced to be put on a sex offender list after being caught looking at child porn on the internet, which he claims he was doing for the sole purpose of doing research on child sex crimes, because he was himself molested as a child.

AnotherBrick
February 6th 2010

9770 Comments


"and when did we know it, AnotherBrick?"

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=11526

JohnXDoesn't
February 6th 2010

1267 Comments


its not quite that simple eternium

thanks for the heads up, AnotherBrick

very helpful...

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2010

17200 Comments


hahahaha great write up.

MIRAI87
February 6th 2010

249 Comments


This was posted several months back. 'New's has to be new. Also, I refuse to listen to a band today and imagine 'what they once were'. If they can no longer perform, they shouldn't be performing just to ride on their old fame. If I want to envision a 'band as it once was', they have albums for that.

JohnXDoesn't
February 6th 2010

1267 Comments


"hahahaha great write up. "


thats what i thought! :p

its Who News, up to the minute

before they drop dead!

ohnoestehmusik
February 6th 2010

380 Comments


My penis is named the who, in similar news.

Comatorium.
February 6th 2010

4090 Comments


this isnt badly written. just horribly unprofessional...

JohnXDoesn't
February 6th 2010

1267 Comments


great post, mira187. keep 'em coming

and you will see, they can perform

who said they cannot perform?

lets hear it for the geriatrics!

Asiatic667
February 6th 2010

4648 Comments


He got forced to be put on a sex offender list after being caught looking at child porn on the internet, which he claims he was doing for the sole purpose of doing research on child sex crimes, because he was himself molested as a child.


He'll probably be remembered as a better guitarist than excuse-maker

beso negro
February 6th 2010

53 Comments


nah this was good i had forgotten who was going to play

Regulator
February 6th 2010

600 Comments


Tom Petty was a way better choice for the super bowl. He should play every year

acorncheese
February 6th 2010

7119 Comments


Go Saints.

Poet
February 6th 2010

5920 Comments


Holy shit John is actually doing something on the review site :gasp:

Good article though.

AggravatedYeti
February 6th 2010

7684 Comments


orly?

MIRAI87
February 6th 2010

249 Comments


Someone mentioned the singer.

Anyway, I can't say for certain if he can or not, I was just saying bands in general shouldn't be allowed that sort of thing, not specifically targeting The Who. They may be spectacular nowadays too, we'll find out.

Thompsonhunt
February 6th 2010

279 Comments


this was news like 3 months ago...

WatchItExplode
February 6th 2010

3208 Comments


news submission or blog entry? I'm confused...

tinathefatlard
February 6th 2010

1597 Comments


I must say, before this article. I didn't give a shit about 1) The Super Bowl or 2) The Who. But you have convinced me to seek out both, sir!

Prophet178
February 6th 2010

6397 Comments


Damn you staffers and your non-moderated news articles.

paxman
February 6th 2010

4084 Comments


Wasn't this announced way back in August at the start of the season?

Thompsonhunt
February 7th 2010

279 Comments


news mods suck

liledman
February 7th 2010

3826 Comments


news.......?

Asiatic667
February 7th 2010

4648 Comments


I was just saying bands in general shouldn't be allowed that sort of thing


The band police right here, guys

MUNGOLOID
February 7th 2010

4277 Comments


really? tom petty? that dude's performance put me to sleep.

btw, rewriting an article that people are already aware of isn't considered news. i have yet to see one on this site that talks about the new version of "we are the world."

Kiran
Emeritus
February 7th 2010

6000 Comments


so is this news or isnt this news, i dont think enough people have complained yet

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

EVedder27
February 7th 2010

6088 Comments


Tom Petty was a way better choice for the super bowl. He should play every year


Yeah I would rather have a slightly above average artist play than one of the greatest rock bands of all-time.

Bfhurricane
February 7th 2010

6194 Comments


Have the news mods even seen this yet?

lpstudio18
February 7th 2010

44 Comments


don't post leaks.

Titan50
February 7th 2010

4588 Comments


if you don't know who they are


then you know nothing about anything

Cesar
February 7th 2010

2732 Comments


Must say that the show has been awesome. That stages and lights are amazing and they band has been very good.

JWT155
February 7th 2010

9210 Comments


Can't wait for Pete to smash his guitar. :D

EDIT: Fuck that.

Fuff24
February 7th 2010

1118 Comments


he didn't!!
WTF??

Cesar
February 7th 2010

2732 Comments


Yeah, when he took it off I saw it in pieces... great show though.

CelestialDust
February 7th 2010

3155 Comments


that was one kick ass laser show

ohnoestehmusik
February 7th 2010

380 Comments


The vocals were pretty terrible. The only saving grace, honestly, was the crazy ass stage/lazer/led show shit. Past that, meh, it really was just a CSI menagerie since they're on CBS.

Tits McGee
February 7th 2010

1876 Comments


I enjoyed it.

Comatorium.
February 7th 2010

4090 Comments


They still got it.

Slobo
February 7th 2010

140 Comments


I felt like I was watching my old physics teacher try and cover The Who

Comatorium.
February 7th 2010

4090 Comments


Congrats, no one cares.

Slobo
February 7th 2010

140 Comments


By that I mean that personally I think they're past it

Ire
February 8th 2010

41749 Comments


I liked it

EasternLight
February 8th 2010

2700 Comments


yeah it was good. epic two point conversion as well.

Comatorium.
February 8th 2010

4090 Comments


thank you^

Ire
February 8th 2010

41749 Comments


thanks brah

Eakflanderyof
February 8th 2010

2143 Comments


LOL TOM PETTY

Sconza
February 8th 2010

257 Comments


Uhh, the Who did lip synch. How do you think the "live" tracks from the half time show were available in Rock Band right after the game ended?

MUNGOLOID
February 8th 2010

4277 Comments


that was a pre-recorded version from one of their rehearsals.

ToWhatEnd
February 8th 2010

3172 Comments


Their stage looked awesome last night. They sounded just plain old in some songs but overall it was pretty awesome.

Gyromania
February 8th 2010

15202 Comments


haha, awesome write-up. the who < 3

musicConsumer
February 8th 2010

494 Comments



Lip synch


LOL



Pastor of Muppets
February 9th 2010

237 Comments


Bruce Springsteen synched his whole half-time show last year. fuckin cocksucker. Guess what? If you can't perform live during the biggest party in America, STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT YOU "STILL GOT IT"!

Comatorium.
February 9th 2010

4090 Comments


Sconza. youre a fucking retard.

WARisalliknow91
February 9th 2010

493 Comments


I liked it, the laser show really made it more enjoyable.



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