By now most people have probably heard that the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn’t really play their instruments during their performance at this year’s Super Bowl. The group’s bass player Flea made the admission on the band’s website a few days ago.
So it was only a matter of time before people in the music world chimed in, to either show support for the Chili Peppers or to speak negatively about them and talk a little trash.
Apparently, former Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose has taken the opportunity to talk trash and he did it in an op-ed piece and through his Twitter account.
In the op-ed piece Rose criticized the band a little, and used a bit of sarcasm to do it. “Consider that maybe sometime before their actual performance that rather than use a guitar cord or standard wireless, that in the name of science and for all mankind, Flea courageously had a newly invented breakthrough in microchip technology installed in his ass that picked up the frequencies of his bass and transmitted them to his amplifier,” wrote Rose.
The “November Rain” singer also called the Red Hot Chili Peppers a karaoke band. “If the band wasn’t really playing or wireless or whatever and Anthony was really singing, they may have set a new world record for the largest karaoke audience ever!”
Within 24-hours after the Super Bowl, Flea took to the band’s website and said they had no choice but to mime their performance, because the NFL didn’t want to risk bad sound or some sort of technical issue.
The band has done the same thing before on a TV show, Flea said, but not since the 80s. “The Red Hot Chili Peppers stance on any sort of miming has been that we will absolutely not do it,” he wrote. “The last time we did it, or tried to, was in the late 80s. We were thrown off of ‘The Top of The Pops’ television program in the UK during rehearsals because we refused to mime properly. I played bass with my shoe.”
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