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Readers’ Poll: Who Should Play the Super Bowl Next Year?

Your picks include Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, Metallica and Lady Gaga

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Last weekend Madonna joined the ranks of an elite group of superstars, including Michael Jackson, U2, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Diana Ross and Tom Petty, who have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. There are still plenty of major acts who have yet to play the big game, so we asked you tell us who you think should perform next year. Click through to find out who you picked.

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2. Van Halen

It's well within the realm of possibility that Van Halen could be asked to perform the Super Bowl next year, and while that would certainly be cool, it's heartbreaking to think of what the guys could've done on that stage in their early Eighties prime. Sure, this video of the band performing at a small club in Manhattan last month is fun, but it's missing that spark of youthful enthusiasm.

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1. Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters won this poll by an overwhelming margin. They're another no-brainer choice – hugely popular, a deep well of hits, and the kind of band that would attract viewers and please football fans. The band might be a bit lacking in spectacle, but they always deliver in terms of raw rock power.

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