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10. The Rolling Stones, Super Bowl XL (2006)
Rolling Stones is one of the few bands that could produce a rowdy rock show worthy of Motor City and the guys delivered the goods at the 2006 Super Bowl halftime show. They may have joked about their age — with Mick Jagger introducing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by saying "This one we could have done at Super Bowl I” — but they didn't come off like a safe nostalgia act. Jagger strutted like an oversexed rooster, Keith Richards shredded his solos and the band’s tongue and lip logo turned stage design looked as fresh and daring as it did in 1971.
- Whitney Phaneuf