Review: Metallica delivers message at pre-Super Bowl show

Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 had all the glitz and glam, the biggest celebrities in the world, and a halftime show that pandered heavily to Top 40 music lovers with Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson. The night before, Metallica headlined a show of their own at AT&T Park, and judging by the words of frontman James Hetfield, getting the coveted halftime show on their home turf would have mattered to his band. “I knew there was a petition going around; everything happens for a reason,” he said, a couple songs into Metallica’s two-hour, 18-song set at the show [...]

At Opening Night, Super Bowl 50 players, fans prefer Beyonce to Coldplay

Super Bowl 50 Media Day (photo: Jon Bauer) Super Bowl Media Day, this year known as "Opening Night," can best be described as organized cacophony. At the center of attention are the two NFL teams vying for the title during the most-watched television event of the year. But it's also a gathering of thousands of journalists, bloggers, YouTubers, television actors, and weird personalities. Even crown-clad Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach walked the blue carpet at SAP Center, interviewing players from both sides. There was a dancing leprechaun, several spandex bodysuit-clad gentlemen, a TV puppeteer/interviewer from Mexico City, a lady in a giant football costume, [...]

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