I read about this earlier, I still think it's nonsense
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.
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!"
I don't see why people would be upset about this, I thought everyone knew that this happened
ah so the mods do check for format
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.
but yeah this makes total sense and I give them respect if all of that statement is true
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.
Total respect for them. Very honest about it.
flea is still a beast
Flea is the man
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.
the NFL doesn't even pay them for performing
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.
Flea still rocks. Word for him telling RHCP fans in this way.
"RHCP meant to have their instruments unplugged so people knew"
He said that in his post too. Respect
People crying about musical integrity at the super bowl.
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?
Wow, refusing to mime on TOTP and instead doing crazy stuff. So original. Am I right, Iron Maiden?
its not about being original retard
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It's shitty that this even has to be explained in the first place
I suddenly want to play bass with my shoe
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
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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
RHCP will always rock. Flea is the man. Who cares?
The only thing Flea has done worthwhile has been Back To The Future
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I like the fact that they were still playing the chords even though their instruments weren't plugged in. That's great.
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.
Meh I'd rather watch rhcp unplugged than Bruno mars
They proved themselves a long time ago.
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yeah but it's the superbowl. they only messed up when they said yes to playing halftime at a football game
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shit like this is why JF left the band
I guess the same for Bruno Mars then too?
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.
It's cool he was honest.
I'm glad you found my joke funny five :p
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Talented guys, terrible band.
god I hate this fucking band
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 :]
with girth like that your english is excused
cant ignore berninger tonight, dude! im telling you!!
dont even care rhcp rules and always will. they put on a great halftime show so i commend em for it.
Surely thou jest.
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.
pretty sure some bands actually do do this
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
An opportunity to dumb yourself down to the level of everyone else.
Then she'll give me a call and everything will be okay again.