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Axl Rose Offers Outlandish Take on Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Controversy

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Red Hot Chili Peppers have been the center of discussion in the rock world since their Super Bowl performance of ‘Give It Away.’ It’s been revealed that the band played to a pre-recorded instrumental track during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, drawing criticism from some. The latest to sound off on the subject is none other than Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, who offers up a very interesting reaction to the RHCP controversy.

Not wanting to misrepresent themselves and the Super Bowl performance, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and guitarist Justin Klinghoffer blatantly left their instruments unplugged. This caused a great deal of discussion throughout social media platforms instantaneously, with musicians such as Living Colour‘s Vernon Reid questioning exactly what was going on. On Feb. 4, Flea explained that the NFL, wanting to take no chances of having bad sound, demanded that Anthony Kiedis sing to a backing track recorded by RHCP especially for the performance. After some discussion amongst the band, Red Hot Chili Peppers decided not to let the NFL’s rule rain on their parade.

In a surprisingly funny response written by Axl Rose for the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the GN’R singer offered his two cents on the situation:

In The Name Of Science

In regard to the internet’s “no wireless” controversy regarding the Red Hot Chili Peppers Superbowl performance as reported on ESPN…

I enjoyed the show and I’ve no idea what the real story is nor would I want to suggest or imply anyone wasn’t actually performing or that what they were playing wasn’t what we actually heard. That said I feel it’s important to always look on the positive side of things and to give the benefit of doubt.

So consider that maybe sometime before their actual performance that rather than use a guitar cord or standard wireless, that in the name of science and for all mankind Flea courageously had a newly invented breakthrough in microchip technology installed in his ass that picked up the frequencies of his bass and transmitted them to his amplifier.

Maybe they all had microchips installed in their asses and not only pick up the frequencies of their instruments but get Direct TV and the internet too! Like Google Glass… Google Ass! They could be “Scientific Pioneers!” Like Buzz Aldrin and shit! True (pardon the pun) ASS-tro-nots! Or like Superbowl crash test dummies for bands kinda like those cars that drive themselves!

And besides… If the band wasn’t really playing or wireless or whatever and Anthony was really singing they may have set a new world record for the largest karaoke audience ever! Awesome!

So relax and show some pride! This is probably all just Google finding new ways to enrich our lives with the selfless volunteering of the Peppers and the ever ongoing creative process of true innovation or perhaps a new lounge bar record of super magnificent proportions and a new pinnacle of human achievement not seen since the sign language guy in South Africa!

God Bless America, the Peppers n’ technology… PN’T!

Ax

Red Hot Chili Peppers will soon begin work on their 11th studio album, while Guns N’ Roses are rumored for a second residency in Las Vegas.

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