Doo-Wops & Hooligans was the name of Bruno Mars' smash-hit debut record.
It now might also describe his turn with the Super Bowl halftime show next month. Mars will be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at MetLife Stadium during the big game on Feb. 2, the NFL announced on Saturday.
So, if you're keeping score at home, that means we'll have a singer-songwriter from Hawaii and a punk rock band from Los Angeles playing in the middle of a New Jersey winter.
Mars and the Peppers are a bit of an odd pairing and you have to think the NFL made this move for the rock fans who weren't going to stick around for Mars' smooth crooning. But while both acts have sold their fair share of records, you'd have to think their combined star power still falls short of the wattage of recent halftime shows like the Beyonce, Madonna and the Rolling Stones.
But hey, with Anthony Kiedis and Flea on stage, the chances of a headline-making wardrobe malfunction just shot through the roof. The aging Peppers may have settled down over the past decade, but here's hoping they still have a little more mischief to make.
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