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Black Eyed Peas Reportedly Booked for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Photo Courtesy - Interscope Records(DALLAS) -- Rumors have been swirling since September that the Black Eyed Peas will be rocking out on stage for the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show.  But now, the Dallas Morning News says that a "source close to the NFL" has confirmed that the Peas have landed the gig.

An official spokesman for the NFL had no comment and when Billboard asked Will.I.Am, he wouldn't confirm it, either.  However, he did tell Billboard that the Peas would be honored to get the gig, and added, "We're Americans.  Some of those cats [who played the Super Bowl] weren't even Americans. I love The Rolling Stones.  I love U2.  I love The Who....but this would be Americans...this generation.  When those cats played the Super Bowl, their songs weren't on the Top 40 at that time.  So it's like, 'Wow, our songs are on the radio, and we're in that company.'  That's a sign that tells us where we can go with our career."

Should the Peas play the Super Bowl, which takes place Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium, it would mark a shift away from the veteran acts who've dominated the slot ever since Janet Jackson's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004.  Since then, Paul McCartney, the Stones, the Who, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Prince have all performed.

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