Skip to comments.BREAKING: Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance
Posted on 02/05/2014 4:25:30 AM PST by McGruff
The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out.
The groups bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the groups website Tuesday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members pretended to play along to a pre-taped track of Give It Away during the Super Bowl halftime show as Anthony Kiedis sang live. The request came from NFL officials who felt it was too difficult to pull off a completely live performance because of potential sound issues.
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No surprise. You can’t set up and take down the equipment for a live performance in the time they had during the halftime show.
wait, there was a show at halftime?
I knew it was fake. Musicians can’t leap/run around like that while playing, without majorly screwing it up. If anyone could even halfway pull it off, it would be “Flea”, and he was even going overboard jumping around.
Do football fans really like boy bands or shirtless tattoo freaks? What popular tripe. I’ll wait for the superior geriatric styling of the Stones or The Who.
So do they loose their Grammy Awards? IIRC, Milli Vanilli got whacked for this very thing.
Total filthy trash! There were kids watching that show.
It looked like something the whole band was all quite familiar and comfortable with.
Did the NFL request that Denver fake it too???
I’ll watch the half time show when a band like Lynyrd Skynyrd plays.
There’s a good picture of Flea on stage during the halftime show, where it is obvious there in nothing plugged into his bass output jack. Air bass indeed, just with a very nice prop.
Wait! There was a football game? :-)
Don’t they all mime nowadays??? What’s the surprise???
Milli Vanilli got whacked for lip syncing EVERYTHING, not just performances. The albums were all done by different artists. It’s like they sang under a pseudonym.
Change the name to Chilli Vanilli.
“Do football fans really like boy bands or shirtless tattoo freaks?”
Tattoo freaks is a great description.
What is it with American culture today that makes men and women slather their bodies in Tattoos?
I watch a lot of the History Channel programs. Most every woman in the shows are covered in tattoos. It is vile. It is disgusting. It is as ugly as ugly can get!!!
I’ve always doubted “live performances” such as this and seen on GMA. I don’t see how they can produce studio quality sound on a live stage.......
Geeez. Obama faked an interview. The Broncos faked being a football team and now this. What’s this world coming to?
Umm No, Milli Vanilli got whacked because they NEVER sang their songs in the first place. Other artists recorded the music and they where nothing but a completely fraudulent front.
Plus, if you read the article you will see that the singer was actually singing, he was just singing to a backing track while the band members pretended to play.
This is breaking news ?
Some things are just sad. Breaking news, really ?
Looks like a matter of degree, rather than substance. Maybe RHCP should lose one of their minor awards, rather than one of their Grammys.
Singing live at such a large event makes it look like bad lipsinking anyway, as the sound is delayed enough to be offsink from the big screen lips. At least that has been my experience, just watch the refs when they announce a call.
You mean that wasn’t a real prison riot?
Dog bites man.
I would guess that is why they were chosen for this bread and circuses spectacle.
Watched a show on the mob (American cosa Nostra ie Italians). One of the differences between them, Asian gangs, russian mob Ms 13 is these new comers are covered with identifying marks. The mafia frowns on body art.
Don’t know why I brought that up.
I still won the bet the RHCP would go shirtless . . .
Does this make them......... Lukewarm Gerkins?.....
Fleming was a class act though..
This is front page news?
Theybshould have stayed home, that crap was enogh to make anyone puke!
I’m with you on the tattoos. Americans look more and more like third world pagan tribesmen. Cannibals from Papau New Guinea have nothing on some of the young people I see.
GMA is fake, so wouldn’t the “live acts” be fake as well?
I was suspicious even during the 1st Bruno Mars song since the bassist's left hand was not doing anything even remotely close to playing the bass line in the song. It was a pretty sweet gold sparkle Fender Precision bass, though!
Duh .. I could tell that just by watching Flea. Sound was there but his fingers weren’t moving at the same time.
And Bruno Mars’ horn section? There’s no way they could play solid notes while jumping around like that.
“Im with you on the tattoos. Americans look more and more like third world pagan tribesmen.”
I see it as a sign of despair; these young people can’t seriously believe someone will hire them for anything more than a minimum wage job with some of the most visible “art”. They have aimed low...
He was a virtual "Rubber Band Man."
Did they confess to it because they got caught? Or did they do it because their conscience bothered them?
I would’ve preferred Bruno Mars had played the entire halftime. The invasion by the RHCP didn’t add to the entertainment value.
“This is front page news?”
Within the past couple of years I had occasion to give the kids a lesson in reality versus perception; I believe it was after a World Series. TV audiences saw a big fireworks show over the stadium that was edited in there; it actually took place miles away. A dose of skepticism never hurt anyone.
That’s likely part of it, but I think it’s more of a sign of our national drift away from biblical Christianity, even in our churches. Any number of pagan practices have been normed in recent decades.
I didn’t get my Me-TV catch me if you can programming interrupted so I guess not.
100% agree with you.
Femainizing the game of football, the chili’s were the dose of masculinity when they realized bruno was the afeminate
There must be a lot of despair out there since the number of freaks is definitely going up.
Not only did they suck but they are butt ugly. They should have let Bruno finish the show alone.
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