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Published on December 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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There are 65,000 signatures on a petition urging Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show. Almost ten times as many have nominated…who? What?

Maroon 5 is under pressure to give up their slot at the Super Bowl halftime show. A petition has over 65,000 signatures urging the band to join up with Rihanna in boycotting the game because of the league’s treatment of Kaepernick and the NFL’s demands that players stop taking a knee in protest.

Meanwhile, there’s another petition demanding that the NFL pick another performer: SpongeBob SquarePants. No, really. There’s (a) that much affection for SBSP’s creator, Stephen Hillenberg, who died last week at age 57; and (b) a real desire to stick it to the NFL.

The last time I checked, 163,000 570,000 people have signed up. As I looked at the page, I actually saw the numbers jump in real time.

The goal is to have the song “Sweet Victory” to get some kind of a spotlight during the game, preferably during the halftime show. The full story can be found here.

Won’t you sign up? Please?




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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