Carlos Santana Calls Out NFL For Not Booking “Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly” to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

You may recall in the months leading up to this past Sunday’s Super Bowl, there was a petition floating around to get Metallica to play the big game, which happened in their home city of San Francisco. The NFL instead decided to go with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars, three acts not from the Bay Area at all. Metallica made the best of the situation by playing “The Night Before” at the nearby baseball stadium, AT&T Park and streaming it for the whole world to see online, even poking fun at the Super Bowl with a graphic at the beginning of their set that read “Too Heavy For Halftime.”

But one local musician is so unpleased that he decided to let his voice be heard, and that is legendary guitarist Carlos Santana. Santana posted a message on Facebook questioning why the NFL avoided any local live music acts from playing the big show


Dear NFL/CBS….I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for including me as a part of your Super Bowl…

Posted by Carlos Santana on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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