Glee Cast Preps For Superbowl Episode, Talks Artist Rejections

Ryan Murphy and the cast of Glee recently dished about the show to The Hollywood Reporter and appear on the cover next month. In the article, Murphy talks about all the music that the show has tried to go after – and failed – and the epic tease of their big return on Feb. 6, right after the Super Bowl where the show will do a re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Check out who the assholes were who turned down the show and a tease of the upcoming episode…

“We went after Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself,’ and it was jaw droppingly expensive,” Murphy says. “Around $200,000. We couldn’t do it because the episode would’ve been so over budget.” But some artists just don’t even want their music featured on the show, like Kings Of Leon and Guns N’ Roses, whose guitarist Slash said, “Glee is worse than Grease, and Grease is bad enough.”

Murphy’s reply: “Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.” Ouch.

But he also said that a lot of great people are asking to get on the show, including Stevie Nicks, Jennifer Lopez and Simon Cowell, who recently sat down with Murphy and Simon picked his brain.

“I went to his house, and the meeting was simply: How did you come up with this, and why didn’t I think of it?”