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BREAKING: Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance
Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2014

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 group’s bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group’s 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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: chitchat; fauxentertainment; hype; musicfraud; noshame; notnews
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I'm shocked I tell you. Shocked!
1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:25:30 AM PST by McGruff
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To: TaMoDee; Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); ...

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2 posted on 02/05/2014 4:27:30 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: McGruff

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.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 4:28:22 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: All

wait, there was a show at halftime?


4 posted on 02/05/2014 4:30:49 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: McGruff

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.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 4:30:49 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: McGruff

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.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 4:31:32 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

So do they loose their Grammy Awards? IIRC, Milli Vanilli got whacked for this very thing.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 4:34:56 AM PST by abb
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To: McGruff
They suck. Does anyone else remember the awards show about 10 or 15 years ago where the fag with the straight hair dropped to his knees and mimicked going down on the one who had the award?

Total filthy trash! There were kids watching that show.

It looked like something the whole band was all quite familiar and comfortable with.

8 posted on 02/05/2014 4:35:18 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: abb

Did the NFL request that Denver fake it too???


9 posted on 02/05/2014 4:36:58 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Vaquero

I’ll watch the half time show when a band like Lynyrd Skynyrd plays.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 4:37:54 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: McGruff

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.

Here, found it:
http://fansided.com/2014/02/03/red-hot-chili-peppers-flea-played-air-bass-unplugged-photo/#!unLa8


11 posted on 02/05/2014 4:39:40 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: newnhdad

Wait! There was a football game? :-)


12 posted on 02/05/2014 4:40:31 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: McGruff

Don’t they all mime nowadays??? What’s the surprise???


13 posted on 02/05/2014 4:40:34 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: abb

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.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 4:41:02 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: McGruff

Change the name to Chilli Vanilli.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 4:42:14 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Vaquero

“Do football fans really like boy bands or shirtless tattoo freaks?”
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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!!!


16 posted on 02/05/2014 4:42:51 AM PST by AlexW
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To: McGruff

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.......


17 posted on 02/05/2014 4:43:24 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: McGruff

Geeez. Obama faked an interview. The Broncos faked being a football team and now this. What’s this world coming to?


18 posted on 02/05/2014 4:43:33 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: abb
So do they loose their Grammy Awards? IIRC, Milli Vanilli got whacked for this very thing.

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.

19 posted on 02/05/2014 4:44:01 AM PST by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: McGruff

This is breaking news ?

Some things are just sad. Breaking news, really ?


20 posted on 02/05/2014 4:48:24 AM PST by quimby
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To: commish

Looks like a matter of degree, rather than substance. Maybe RHCP should lose one of their minor awards, rather than one of their Grammys.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:49:30 AM PST by abb
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To: McGruff

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.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 4:51:08 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: McGruff

You mean that wasn’t a real prison riot?


23 posted on 02/05/2014 4:51:32 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Perdogg

Duh.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 4:52:55 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: McGruff

Dog bites man.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 4:53:15 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: McGruff
The Chili Peppers have been down hill since "Mother's milk" and haven't done anything worth listening too since "under the bridge".

I would guess that is why they were chosen for this bread and circuses spectacle.

26 posted on 02/05/2014 4:53:48 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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zzz


27 posted on 02/05/2014 4:56:32 AM PST by csvset
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To: AlexW

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.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 4:58:46 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: McGruff

I still won the bet the RHCP would go shirtless . . .


29 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:08 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: McGruff

Does this make them......... Lukewarm Gerkins?.....
Fleming was a class act though..


30 posted on 02/05/2014 5:03:42 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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31 posted on 02/05/2014 5:05:14 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: McGruff

This is front page news?


32 posted on 02/05/2014 5:09:52 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Perdogg

Theybshould have stayed home, that crap was enogh to make anyone puke!


33 posted on 02/05/2014 5:10:01 AM PST by dalereed
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To: AlexW

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.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 5:11:11 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Hot Tabasco

GMA is fake, so wouldn’t the “live acts” be fake as well?


35 posted on 02/05/2014 5:12:26 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: FreedomPoster
I'd seen what looks like a close-up screen shot of the .gif you posted (2nd one down in the link) where it clearly shows Flea not being plugged in.

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!

36 posted on 02/05/2014 5:18:59 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: quimby
NFL = Nothing F_cking Legitimate.... about it.
37 posted on 02/05/2014 5:20:12 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: McGruff

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.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 5:22:29 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

“I’m 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...


39 posted on 02/05/2014 5:23:30 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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. . . he was even going overboard jumping around.

He was a virtual "Rubber Band Man."

40 posted on 02/05/2014 5:26:21 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: McGruff

Did they confess to it because they got caught? Or did they do it because their conscience bothered them?


41 posted on 02/05/2014 5:27:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: McGruff

I would’ve preferred Bruno Mars had played the entire halftime. The invasion by the RHCP didn’t add to the entertainment value.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 5:32:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 1010RD

“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.


43 posted on 02/05/2014 5:36:41 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: McGruff
We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance

They gave it away gave it away gave it away now.
44 posted on 02/05/2014 5:39:08 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 5:43:50 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Puppage

I didn’t get my Me-TV catch me if you can programming interrupted so I guess not.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 5:44:37 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: AlexW

100% agree with you.


47 posted on 02/05/2014 5:45:33 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: McGruff

Femainizing the game of football, the chili’s were the dose of masculinity when they realized bruno was the afeminate


48 posted on 02/05/2014 5:46:03 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: kearnyirish2

There must be a lot of despair out there since the number of freaks is definitely going up.


49 posted on 02/05/2014 5:48:09 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: McGruff

Not only did they suck but they are butt ugly. They should have let Bruno finish the show alone.


50 posted on 02/05/2014 5:50:50 AM PST by angcat
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