Veteran rocker scores halftime performance slot

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been announced as the halftime entertainment at the 2008 Superbowl, set to take place February 3.

The legendary rocker joins the list of past performers at the annual event that include the Rolling Stones, U2, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” happened during her 2004 Superbowl appearance with Justin Timberlake.

The Superbowl is the most watched television event of the year in the US, and last year 140 million people tuned in to watch Prince’s halftime performance.

This year’s Superbowl will take place in Glendale, AZ.

–By our New York staff.

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