Prince, The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen. Paul McCartney, Beyoncé and U2. The list of this century’s performers at the Super Bowl halftime show reads like a Who’s Who of musical acts who helped define their particular eras. And then you get to this year’s performer.
On Sunday, Maroon 5 will attempt to dazzle an audience of over 100 million people in the prestigious 13-minute slot. Purveyors of radio-friendly pop since 2002, the seven-piece LA-based band are a wildly successful yet distinctly middle-of-the-road outfit.
They may have sold 27 million albums but their songs, while undoubtedly catchy, are never likely to bother the likes of Purple Rain, Like A Prayer or Paint it...
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