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2011 Super Bowl: Usher, Slash Join Black Eyed Peas For Halftime Show

It looks like my wishes for a somewhat coherent halftime show fell on deaf ears. Slash, of fame from Guns 'N roses, and Usher will be joining the Black Eyed Peas for Super Bowl XLV's halftime show.

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I'm not a fan of Usher or Slash's, so this doesn't do anything for me. In fact, it makes me think that the halftime show will be less on the entertaining side and more on the, "Well, what the bleep was that?" side. Of course - to the NFL, that's what they'd be looking for - something to actually have people talking about it beyond Monday and Tuesday. 

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The most annoying part of it all, though, is that the chances of a fifty song medley have greatly increased as a result. OK, maybe not 50, but we'll probably hear parts of at least five or six songs in a span of 13 minutes. Isn't it possible to play three or four really good songs in 12 minutes? I mean, U2 essentially played just two songs for their halftime show in Super Bowl XXXVI - since "MLK" lasted just over a minute for their performance (and is only two minutes on record, anyway) - and they performed easily the best halftime show. Of course, it helps when you have awesome songs in the back pocket, but still.

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Maybe the Black Eyed Peas will surprise me, but I'm increasingly skeptical.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.