During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Jon Bon Jovi discussed the possibility of performing at a Super Bowl halftime show someday.
When the host said, “You are so good to the NFL. You are a fan, you talk it up and yet, you have yet to play the halftime Super Bowl show,” Bon Jovi replied: “No desire. I turned it down many, many years ago. I didn’t like that you had to team up with other people and you had these people come in on your stage and all the demands and then the pressures on it.
“I — it didn’t appeal to me to play at the New Jersey one. It seemed too obvious,” he continued. “Uh, the last time that — honest to God — we were at all interested was back when they had it in Dallas and we didn’t get it. And I said, that’s the end of it, ‘I don’t want it.’ I’m not even, I won’t even talk about it again.”
“I just never liked it. I liked some of the performances, they have been unbelievable,” he added. “Whether it was Prince or U2 or, you know, there’s been some amazing ones over the years, but, not for me.”