"I love all karaoke singers," Simmons snarked to TMZ.com, when asked how he feels about her selection. "I like all the girl singers who get up and sing with tapes. Shame on you... I don't think it's appropriate." He added, "Madonna is terrific... I hate the tapes."
The 53-year-old Material Girl, who has a movie, W.E., coming out two days before the big game and is recording an album for spring release, follows in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and The Who, all of whom has gotten the gig. (For what it's worth, KISS participated in 1999's headliner-free halftime show, which also included Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder.)
Madonna has not responded to Simmons' comments.
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