Eamonn McCabe, Redferns LONDON (AP) - The sex abuse scandal surrounding the…
- Posted on Feb 2nd 2012 12:04PM by Theo Spielberg
Eamonn McCabe, Redferns
It was also recently reported that Super Bowl contestants the New England Patriots use the song to celebrate touchdowns, but they haven't done so since 2006. After all the hoopla, NFL representatives confirmed that the Glitter song will not be played, nor was it ever intended to appear during this most wholesome of sporting events.
"No version of that song ['Rock and Roll Part II'] has been played at the Super Bowl since 2006. We are not playing the song on Sunday and never intended to," NFL representative Brian McCarthy said. The NFL asked teams not to play the Glitter song in 2006, but stadiums were permitted to use a cover version.
The cover of choice was performed by rock supergroup Tube Tops 2000, featuring former Smashing Pumpkins and Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, the Go-Go's Kathy Valentine and Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band recorded a rendition of the hit song in 2001, two years after Glitter was first alleged to be a sex offender).
Don't expect to hear that one on Sunday either: "We will not be playing any version of it," McCarthy said.
Musical entertainment for the night will come mainly in the form of a hopefully nipple-free halftime show of Madonna, M.I.A., LMFAO and Nicki Minaj, with the National Anthem being performed by Kelly Clarkson.