Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been accussed of miming at yesterday’s (February 3) Super Bowl half-time show.
The singer and his band played a four-song set classics ‘American Girl’, ‘I Won’t Back Down,’ ‘Free Fallin’ and ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’ — but US newspapers this morning have picked up on the possibilty that he was lip-synching throughout their half-time show.
The Dallas Morning News has commented that many signs of the show being mimed were present, including Petty’s vocals being too pristine for a live show and that his lungs did not seem to be expanding as much as they should have.
Previous Super Bowl half-time artists to have also been accused of miming include Sir Paul McCartney at the game in 2005, and Janet Jackson in 2004.
Meanwhile. The New York Giants won yesterday’s Super Bowl with a very last-minute narrow victory over the New England Patriots, winning 17-14.
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