Petition founder Gina Dilecce wrote, "It’s been a while since we’ve had some real metal play the halftime show for the Super Bowl. Don’t get me wrong, all music artists have done a great job and should play the show, but we all need a turn."
She added, “It’s time for some rock and roll! And who better than AC/DC to play?! They are coming back together, making a new album and possibly touring again. This would be perfect! Come together, metal heads, and get this going!”
The petition has also caught the attention of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who posted a video on Instagram directed toward NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Snider said, “There are a lot of bands that are stadium worthy and a lot of bands that have sold hundreds of millions of records, but the one band that I think has such crossover appeal to so many people in all genres is AC/DC . . . the band is reuniting with a new album, they’re going to be touring again and they would bring down the house.”
AC/DC will reportedly release a new album this year and tour behind it with four of the band's "classic lineup" members back in the group -- including co-founder and mainstay Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams.
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