Lance Bass

Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries. As one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking opportunity, and one that only a few musical artists have been given. As Madonna prepares to take the Super Bowl halftime test, spoke with a handful of artists who have already been there, and passed with flying colors.

"It's the biggest thing there is. The whole world is watching. So when the phone rings and the guy on the other end says, 'Do you guys want to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl?', you're definitely going to pay attention." - AEROSMITH'S TOM HAMILTON.

"It was very cool. When they came up with the idea of doing the Super Bowl, we were like, 'OK, we gotta do it with Aerosmith. It's a great idea.' They're one of my favorite bands in the world. We've known them for years; they're great guys." - 'N SYNC's LANCE BASS.

"I was flabbergasted. It really is an honor, and coming from where we come from, being kind of totally inspired by American music at such a young age and then playing something like that, that's such an American institution, is unbelievable. I've never ceased to be completely, incredibly humbled by the affections show by America to the Who. It's been an incredible relationship." - THE WHO'S ROGER DALTREY.

"It's hard not to think of that show and not remember [Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction]. I was shocked! I mean, you know -- it was a titty out! However it came out, accident or whatever, it came out! I mean, it was what it was. You know, I don't see everybody blowing a gasket for it." - NELLY.

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