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Coldplay, Rihanna and Katy Perry offered pay-to-play in Super Bowl


The NFL has narrowed down the list of musicians who could perform live at halftime of the 2015 Super Bowl. The league is reportedly down to Katy PerryRihanna and Coldplay, according to The Wall Street Journal.

That is, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world. The report says the NFL was met with a "chilly reception" from each artist's representatives, so it remains to be seen whether any of the three will take the offer.

More than 115 million viewers tuned in to the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, which were three times more than for the Oscars and 10 times more than watched last year's MTV VMAs.

The only other band of note that's been linked to the Super Bowl is Weird Al Yankovic. That's because more than 125,000 people have signed an online petition proposing that Weird Al perform during the the Super Bowl halftime show.

Personally, Coldplay would be good, but they'd be third or fourth in my preferences behind Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses (if they ever reunite the originals) and maybe AC/DC (they're pretty long in the tooth at this point).

The last person Bengals fans want to see in the Super Bowl would by Katy Perry.