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Metal Musicians Reacts to Maroon 5’s Lame Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show


The reaction to Maroon 5’s halftime show at last night’s Super Bowl LIII was pretty much unanimous: “That sucked.”

In hindsight, Adam Levine ripping off his shirt was one of the most exciting moments of the entire evening, sandwiched between two halves of a game with very little action on offense.

The metal and rock world, naturally, had a whole lot to say about it — some good, mostly bad. Many, sharing a popular sentiment that always gains steam this time of year, called for Metallica to get the invite to play the big game. Many quoted Levine’s recent line that rock is dead and threw it right back at him.

Here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage)

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Frank Bello (Anthrax)

Sebastian Bach

Mork Hoppus (Blink 182)


Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)

Danko Jones

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium)


Bret Michaels (Poison)

Steve Jenkins (Vernon Reid, Alex Skolnick, Thomas Pridgen)


Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)

Casey Aylward (Astronoid)


Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)


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