Flea explains dubbed show
2014-02-05 by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) | 57 Comments
Bassist, Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has taken to the band's website to respond to the outcry over the
fact that all their guitars were unplugged during the Superbowl's halftime show.

His response can be read here:
http://redhotchilipeppers.com/news/454-a-message-from-flea
Tagged: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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1992
February 5th 2014
160 Comments


I read about this earlier, I still think it's nonsense

skoopy48
February 5th 2014
1536 Comments


His explanation makes perfect sense, it's lame that they had to do that, but c'mon, it's Flea, not like anyone can doubt that he's a great bassist.

guitarded_chuck
February 5th 2014
3139 Comments


can't be too hard on rhcp

here is a fuck load of money for you to mimic one song

"nah man they need to here me play live!"

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2014
8010 Comments


I don't see why people would be upset about this, I thought everyone knew that this happened

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Azn.
February 5th 2014
5612 Comments


ah so the mods do check for format

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tempest--
February 5th 2014
13903 Comments


I liked his response. Might as well be honest instead of lying to the fans who would then get even more outraged.

He rules in The Big Lebowski and BttF.

Azn.
February 5th 2014
5612 Comments


but yeah this makes total sense and I give them respect if all of that statement is true

Calc
February 5th 2014
12250 Comments


and delete my very helpful comment lol, but yeah the response makes sense especially considering its the NFL here. I love these people who act like they have super-hero level integrity shitting on the band for taking this opportunity (the likes of which they could never even conceive) and playing by the NFL's rules.

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Tunaboy45
February 5th 2014
2542 Comments


Total respect for them. Very honest about it.

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Emyay
February 5th 2014
5968 Comments


flea is still a beast

Slut
February 5th 2014
2470 Comments


Flea is the man

Futures
February 5th 2014
11680 Comments


Great response. Flea is awesome

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minimesmyidol
February 5th 2014
198 Comments


they were expecting a snowstorm for this game. can you imagine what would have gone wrong in regards to sound. they were taking a risk with live vocals and got lucky that the weather was 45 degrees.

aircycle
February 5th 2014
1001 Comments


the NFL doesn't even pay them for performing


Mutantsnowstorm
February 5th 2014
144 Comments


I figured this happens every year, I've got friend though telling me "ohh but The Who played live and so did the Stones etc.

no, they didn't. they just did a better job at hiding it. If anything, i think RHCP meant to have their instruments unplugged so people knew. Regardless, show was awesome, RHCP and Bruno were total bosses.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2014
10284 Comments


Flea still rocks. Word for him telling RHCP fans in this way.

XingKing
February 5th 2014
10855 Comments


"RHCP meant to have their instruments unplugged so people knew"

He said that in his post too. Respect

italianStallion
February 5th 2014
169 Comments


People crying about musical integrity at the super bowl.

JohnXDoesn't
February 5th 2014
1283 Comments


no one really plays live at the superbowl. or sings the anthem live. its a TV SHOW. wtf is wrong with people? is that so hard to understand?

gocsa666
February 5th 2014
131 Comments


Wow, refusing to mime on TOTP and instead doing crazy stuff. So original. Am I right, Iron Maiden?

tempest--
February 5th 2014
13903 Comments


its not about being original retard

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2014
28645 Comments


I see only the good, selective memory
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Yazz_Flute
February 5th 2014
18811 Comments


It's shitty that this even has to be explained in the first place

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Alastor
February 5th 2014
291 Comments


I suddenly want to play bass with my shoe

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2014
50553 Comments


So you're telling me they can't properly mic up a full band in ten minutes?

What a fucking concept

of course the shit is pre-recorded

Emyay
February 5th 2014
5968 Comments


very funny that people were pissed about this. a friend of mine was freaking out about in a group text even though he barely cares about music at all

jmh886
February 5th 2014
844 Comments


RHCP will always rock. Flea is the man. Who cares?

OwMySnauze
February 5th 2014
1066 Comments


The only thing Flea has done worthwhile has been Back To The Future

Thealwaysopenedmind
February 5th 2014
88 Comments


I like the fact that they were still playing the chords even though their instruments weren't plugged in. That's great.

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PostMesmeric
February 5th 2014
389 Comments


If you want to see Red Hot Chili Peppers live, forget the Super Bowl and go see them in one of their tour concerts. You get to see them play with plugged in instruments AND you get to see a full setlist instead of two minutes of "Give it Away," before the NFL makes them close shop and get off the stage.

Bruno Mars did a good job, though.

SCREAM!
February 5th 2014
10208 Comments


Meh I'd rather watch rhcp unplugged than Bruno mars


BlacKapes
February 5th 2014
768 Comments


^^^^^^^^^^^^

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2014
3449 Comments


They proved themselves a long time ago.

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drasticaction74
February 5th 2014
1740 Comments


yeah but it's the superbowl. they only messed up when they said yes to playing halftime at a football game

larrytheslug
February 5th 2014
1315 Comments


shit like this is why JF left the band

Dancedrewdance
February 5th 2014
863 Comments


I guess the same for Bruno Mars then too?

FiveLeavesLeft
February 5th 2014
9838 Comments


^ lol

tommygun
February 5th 2014
24988 Comments


m/

Skoj
February 5th 2014
1189 Comments


/m

If true, Flea and RHCP get some points here for having the stones to be upfront about the mime. They could've just plugged their shit in and spare themselves having to defend the rouse.

Good guys.

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Spec
February 5th 2014
27188 Comments


It's cool he was honest.

Dancedrewdance
February 5th 2014
863 Comments


I'm glad you found my joke funny five :p

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2014
4507 Comments


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TheDarkestNight
February 5th 2014
174 Comments


Talented guys, terrible band.

MrCoffee
February 5th 2014
18 Comments


god I hate this fucking band

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larrytheslug
February 5th 2014
1315 Comments


i was like "man this is good supperbowl tonight that they scored so many points when the other team doesnt!"

sorry for my poor english :]

tommygun
February 5th 2014
24988 Comments


with girth like that your english is excused

larrytheslug
February 5th 2014
1315 Comments


cant ignore berninger tonight, dude! im telling you!!

tommygun
February 5th 2014
24988 Comments


:D

bach
February 5th 2014
12907 Comments


dont even care rhcp rules and always will. they put on a great halftime show so i commend em for it.

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TheDarkestNight
February 5th 2014
174 Comments


rhcp rules

Surely thou jest.

PorcelainRain
February 5th 2014
537 Comments


I bet some bands wish they could do this for regular shows lol. I'm sure Phil of All That Remains has toyed with it in his mind at least once.

Emyay
February 6th 2014
5968 Comments


pretty sure some bands actually do do this

someguest
February 7th 2014
20879 Comments


it's like Jay Leno selling Doritos

when a band reaches a certain point all integrity is lost

"but he admitted he faked it!"

I'm sure you'll be just as accepting when your girlfriend tells you the same thing

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Futures
February 7th 2014
11680 Comments


It's the Super Bowl though. Anything else and I wouldn't get it but this is obviously different and is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

someguest
February 7th 2014
20879 Comments


An opportunity to dumb yourself down to the level of everyone else.

FourthReich
February 7th 2014
17867 Comments


I'm sure you'll be just as accepting when your girlfriend tells you the same thing





LOL

someguest
February 7th 2014
20879 Comments


Then she'll give me a call and everything will be okay again.



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