Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band pre-recorded the music that was played during their Super Bowl half-time performance on Sunday (February 1), according to one of the event’s producers.
Apparently the only live element of the performance was the Boss‘ vocals, while the music was laid down ahead of time.
“The Super Bowl performances are all on tape,” producer of Super Bowl pre-game entertainment Hank Neuberger told the Chicago Tribune.
“There is no way you can set up a full band in five minutes with microphones, get all the settings right, and expect to get quality sound,” he said. “The Super Bowl has been doing that for years with virtually all the bands.”
The music for Jennifer Hudson’s pre-game performance was also pre-recorded, as previously reported.
–By our Los Angeles staff.