Maroon 5 aren't doing themselves any favours by not taking part.
Deadline are reporting that Adam Levine and his Maroon 5 bandmates have hit another snag in their Super Bowl drama; apparently they don't want to take part in the traditional pre-game press conference.
The NFL have said that the band are working too hard to field any questions ahead of their half-time performance this Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia. The association said in a statement, "Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event.
"As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."
Maroon 5's "working hard" ethic, although probably completely true, might have something to do with Colin Kaepernick. The former quarterback, who staged a kneeling protest against the Police at an NFL game, has failed to be part of a National Football team ever since 2016; and many musical artists have sided with the former-NFL player. The band have come under fire since agreeing to take part in the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
A change.org petition has been set up in response to Maroon 5 playing this weekend, and already has over 111,000 signatures. Before Adam Levine was offered the gig, it's believed Rihanna, Pink, and Andre 3000 are all said to have passed on the performance. Adam Levine is also said to have had trouble securing any supporting acts for the performance.
It'll be interesting to see if Maroon 5's performance is of such high quality as the band believes it will be. They'll take to the stage this Sunday night, and will be joined by Travis Scott and Outkast's Big Boi. Gladys Knight is due to sing the National Anthem.