18 Artists That Have Never Played The Halftime Show (But Should)

January 22, 2019

It was announced that Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott have been slated to headline the halftime show on February 3rd, 2019. Soon they will be joinging some of the biggest musical acts in the world have been fortunate to grace the stage at halftime like Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, PrinceLady Gaga and Beyoncé

But to the surpirse of many, even some of those seated at the echelon of stardom still have not had their turn performing at the big game. So we put together a list of artists that are well-deserving of performing at the halftime show, but for whatever reason, haven't!

  1. Foo Fighters

    They have arguably been the biggest rock band for many years, Dave Grohl has earned himself the titled of "Nicest guy in Rock n' Roll", and there is zero controversy surrounding them. So why haven't they made it to the Halftime show? Overdue thy name is Foo Fighters.

  2. Guns N' Roses

    Axl RoseSlash and Duff McKagan are back together and they have continued to sell out stadium after stadium on their highly successful Not In This Lifetime tour. They're not touring right now, so somebody toss these guys an invitation!

  3. Pearl Jam

    Another big surprise for one of America's biggest bands. They throw some of the biggest concerts in the country. Eddie Vedder is a big sports fan. What else has prevented them from doing it before?

  4. AC/DC

    By far the biggest surpirse out of anyone on this list, the fact that AC/DC still hasn't performed at the Halftime show is mind-boggling. Although Brian Johnson has had to step down due to health reasons and Axl Rose currently occupied with GNR, we're sure they could find someone worthy to fill the role.

  5. Stone Sour

    When you have a larger-than-life personality like Corey Taylor, it's only fitting that you place him on one of the largest stages in the world. So throw him a bone.

  6. Steel Panther

    Can you think of one negative thing to say about the guys from Steel Panther? Ladies love them. Guys love them. Corey Taylor loves them. America loves them. Let's get it done.

  7. Halestorm

    In need of some raw femine energy that doesn't come with a pop track? Look no further than the lovely Lzzy Hale of Halestorm! While we're at it, let's throw in Lita Ford and Dorothy in there for good measure.

  8. Avenged Sevenfold

    The guys from A7X attract fans by the thousands to every show they do. So 100 million people watching them at once isn't that far off.

  9. Metallica

    They have previously stated the reasons why they are very unlikely to play the Halftime show, but us fans can only dream that there's a chance!

  10. Van Halen

    Who else would be a better fit for a Halftime show than Van Halen? They are all about partying and having a good time, and we can't think of a better stage for songs like "Jump," "Panama" and "Runnin' With The Devil."

  11. Prophets of Rage

    Given how politically-charged the NFL (and nearly everything else) is these days, it would seem almost fitting that a socio-politically conscious group like the Prophets of Rage take the Halftime show stage to edu-tain audiences. Or, depending on the household, change the channel.

  12. Judas Priest

    They've got a new record out and at the age of 67, frontman Rob Halford's voice is still as powerful as it has ever been. That alone is more impressive than any wardrobe malfunction. Well... almost.

  13. Gary Clark Jr.

    He's one of the greatest guitarists of this generation and he really knocked it out of the park with his cover of "Come Together" by the Beatles for the Justice League film. So would you rather see the guy who brought sexy back, or one of the few men on earth that can make a guitar orgasm on national television?

  14. Def Leppard

    They have been one England's most entertaining exports since the '70s and the Super Bowl is the kind of stage that could use a taste of their sugar. Somebody get Joe Elliot on the phone!

  15. Ozzy Osbourne

    He's a household name and the godfather of metal. He has already introduced the New England Patriots on to the field before, so why hasn't the Prince of Darkness siezed the Halftime Show stage? SHARONNNN!

  16. Marilyn Manson

    "Honey, hide the kids. The exact opposite of all things Justin Timberlake is onstage." Whether he creeps you out or not, you can't deny that Marilyn Manson puts on some of the most entertaining live shows around. Maybe that will make up for that Coldplay/Beyoncé/Bruno Mars disaster a few years ago. Plus, maybe he could coerce actor/rocker Johnny Depp into a cameo too!

  17. "Weird Al" Yankovic

    He's the prince of parody and he's admired by audiences everywhere. So if there was someone to bring "Mandatory Fun" to the Super Bowl, it's Weird Al.

  18. Rival Sons

    If you haven't seen these guys live before, you need to drop everything that you're doing and get yourself a ticket. Raw, passionate and powerful, the Rival Sons will pump so much rock and soul into the air that you might briefly forget there's a second half to the Super Bowl!