A GWAR fan named Jeff Cantrell has created an online petition calling for the NFL to include a performance from the legendary ‘shock rock’ band in the 2015 Superbowl’s halftime show and, surprisingly, a shitload of people have signed it! Here’s what Cantrell had to say:
“Every year people complain about who the halftime show is going to feature, now we are telling you who we want: WE WANT GWAR in 2015!
Why should articles like “Bruno Mars Announced For Super Bowl Halftime Show, GWAR Waits Until Next Year (Again)” (from Screen Junkies) be a joke?
We don’t want another year of sitting around talking through a muted, boring NFL Super Bowl halftime show. We want something different. We want a real spectacle that only GWAR can provide. Doesn’t the NFL want more viewers? Don’t advertisers want more people paying attention? This way everyone wins.
Plus, GWAR’s relationship with American football is one of the strongest in music. Front man Dave Brockie writes a football column for MetalSucks.com called “Necessary Roughness” even the “The Dan Patrick Show” has an Oderous mask on display. It’s been suggested by Sports Illustrated that GWAR should become mascots!
NFL must listen to the people. GWAR is more American than apple pie.”
Head on over here if you’d like to sign the petition. So far, over 12,000 people signed it and looks like Jeff’s aiming to get 15,000 signatures. GWAR’s upcoming album Battle Maximus is set to be released on September 17th through Metal Blade Records.