Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has been shouting for a metal rock show at the Super Bowl and is now taking action.
Taking it a step further, Snider has created a change.org petition asking for support in his effort.
Recently, Dee Snider has campaigned to get a rock/ metal act to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show. He explained in his post that he’s been misquoted by many and gives his reasoning for his choice of AC/DC.
“There are a lot of bands that are stadium worthy. There are a lot of bands that have tons of hits, have sold…hundreds of millions of records. But the one band that I think has such crossover appeal to so many people in all genres, pretty much everybody loves AC/DC.”
Snider’s argument is to open the big stage to more artists. The last rock band to perform the Super Bowl halftime show was The Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2014. Even then, they were billed second to the headliner Bruno Mars. The last rock band to headline the event was The Who in 2010.
In the last decade, the NFL has seemed to use the halftime show to attract a younger female demographic to the television broadcast to help increase ratings. The idea is that the game brings in a traditionally male audience. The question becomes, would AC/DC help boost the numbers more for the NFL while serving different genres of music and fans.