Bruce Springsteen May Be The Boss Of Super Bowl XLIII

noah | August 11, 2008 10:30 am

Page Six is helpfully passing along the rumor that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the Super Bowl halftime show next February, a story that was supposedly confirmed by an all-tables reservation E Streeter Steven Van Zandt made at a Tampa-area Hard Rock Cafe. While this move makes sense on a lot of levels–just look at the results of our “Who Should Play Super Bowl XLIII?” poll, in which the Boss was just beaten out by Van Halen–it also brings up the semi-inevitable “so, OK, where do they go from there?” question, since aging rock stars with something resembling a mass appeal in this highly fragmented media age aren’t exactly an endlessly renewable resource. Perhaps the plan is just to have Prince, Tom Petty, and the Boss switch off for the next couple of years, what with the world being slated to end before Super Bowl XLVII rolls around and all? [Page Six]