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Petition launched to get AC/DC for next year’s Super Bowl

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 03: AC/DC perform on stage during a media call ahead of their ‘Rock or Bust’ world tour at ANZ Stadium on November 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

A petition has been launched to get AC/DC to perform during the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl.

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.”  This comes just a week after Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered a really solid halftime show at the big game, but, obviously, one that was clearly pop music.

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, which has just over 4,900 signatures with a goal of 5,000 at the time of writing this article, 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 on Instagram, “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.