The thing about playing an electric guitar is you need electricity in order to play it!
But there were NO wires coming out of any of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s instruments during their Super Bowl Halftime Show with Bruno Mars on Sunday!
After all the accusations from fans saying they were faking it, bass player Flea is ready to admit that they were indeed just playing air guitar up there!
He posted an explanation though as to WHY the band didn’t plug in for their big performance.
He’s blaming the NFL! Apparently it was the league that wanted the band to pre-record their musical track and only have Anthony singing live!
In a wordy message on RHCP’s web site, he explained:
LOLOLOLz!! Talk about awkward!
Remember this year's Super Bowl Half-Time show? Ya know the one with Bruno Mars & the Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Well, it looks like they weren't actually playing live. The Internet was freaking out about it, so we did some diggin — and there's some preeettttty solid proof.
Exihibit A - their instruments. If you check out the pics (below), you'll notice that none of the guitars are plugged in.
But here's the kicker, Flea, the band's bassist, took to his Twitter to let the world know the TRUTH about the whole situation!
Not too bad at all!
Bruno Mars hit the end zone with his stellar Super Bowl XLVIII halftime performance.
Bruno drummed, danced, and crooned his way through his hits Locked Out Of Heaven, Treasure, and Just The Way You Are.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' guest appearance can't even be compared to Destiny's Child 's reunion last year, but their performance of Give It Away did make for a nice 90s throwback moment.
Ch-ch-check out the ultra energetic show (above)!
They've combined two of our favorite things: musicals and sssssparkles! You thought we were going to say 'sports,' didn't you? Ha!
Saturday Night Live kept with their trend this year of cold opens, and this one was Super Bowl themed.
The halftime show got a fancy update, complete with third-time host Melissa McCarthy as Momma Pass!
Honestly, we would be TOTALLY okay if this was a part of the real halftime show! In addition to Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers of course!
Then, for her opening monologue, Melissa and Bobby Moynihan had an aerial battle
They're calling it the Philippines’ Biggest Music Event of the Year – the 7107 International Music Festival!
Not only is it going to have some amazing acts, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kendrick Lamar, but it's for a good cause too. Part of the proceeds of the festival will be used to rebuild, rehabilitate, and fund relief projects for the Typhoon Yolanda victims though HelpPH and the EJ Litton Foundation!
It will be launching
If Bruno Mars wasn’t enough to get you to watch Super Bowl XLVIII, then this will be!
It has been leaked that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are also going to be performing during the halftime show on February 2nd!
The official announcement is expected to happen when the New Orleans Saints play the Seattle Seahawks today.
We are SO hoping that the RHCP wear their trademark c*ck socks, but since the game will be outdoors in New Jersey, we wouldn’t bet on it.
Oh ya, and that whole “television” thing might keep them clothed too. LOLz!
Either way, we can’t wait to see them play with Bruno!
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith found out the hard way Brazilian fans do NOT joke around when it comes to soccer during a drumming clinic in Belo Horizonte!
Things seemed to be go smoothly at first, but they quickly took an ugly turn when he was gifted a Flamengo FC jersey, which is one of the more popular teams in Brazil!
Chad thought it would funny to stuff the jersey down his pants and pretend to wipe his fanny with it, but the fans were not amused and immediately booed him, with one even throwing something at his head!
The drummer took to Twitter to apologize, writing: