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Black Lips: Is it time to rein in the anarchy?

With a reputation as a four-man riot, Black Lips are no strangers to pissing people off and narrowly escaping being thrown into foreign jails. Is it time for the chaos to end?

Jared Swilley knows exactly what he wants to do if his band, Black Lips, ever get invited to play the Super Bowl halftime show. Not for them the usual multi- all-singing, all-dancing, million-dollar showbiz spectacle of America’s most-watched annual TV event. “We’d have empty beer cans and garbage and shoot it all over the audience,” the bassist says gleefully. “And we’d have really shitty, dangerous pyrotechnics.”


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