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Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to mind.

"As far as us playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has passed," Hetfield told The Associated Press before a sound check on Friday in San Francisco.

He added: "We're not a variety show. We're not pop. We're not sparkly, and all that kind of stuff that seems to be what's needed for that."

While not sparkly, pop, or a variety act, the band is more versed at rocking your socks off, so playing The Night Before concert Saturday at...