Adam Levine Denies Super Bowl Rumors in Howard Stern Interview (AUDIO)
Recently, it was reported that Adam Levine would headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2016 with his band, Maroon 5. The rumor had him winning the gig over presumptive frontrunner Bruno Mars, who currently holds the second highest-rated Super Bowl Halftime Show of all-time after Katy Perry’s headline-grabbing show from this year.
However, Adam wants us all to hold our horses.
In an interview with Howard Stern on the shock jock’s SiriusXM show, The Voice coach insisted that he’s got nothing to do with the Super Bowl Halftime Show. “I don’t know where that came from,” Adam said. “I like the fact that we can talk about it, because I think the band would be, like, thrilled to do it. As far as where the rumors came from, that had nothing to do with any real conversation.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be a part of that conversation. “We very actively want to play the Super Bowl,” Adam added. You can listen to the full audio below:
Contrary to what gets discussed in the audio above, Super Bowl 50 will actually be aired on CBS. So I suppose they’ll be working with the NFL to narrow down the short list to just one headlining act. Personally, I’m rooting for Adam to get the gig, since this is clearly a big deal to him. I don’t see why NBC wouldn’t allow it, considering it only raises the profile of The Voice, at a time when the tenth season will be nearing its premiere date. This could be huge for Maroon 5 and for The Voice, to say nothing of what it would mean to Adam himself. So I’d really have no problem with this happening.
But what do you think of Adam Levine and Maroon 5 potentially playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on Adam Levine and The Voice, check out our live blog and recap of Tuesday night’s show, with videos from all the performances from the Knockout Round so far!