Red-hot fake out!
The Red Hot Chili Peppers owned up to faking their Super Bowl halftime performance with Bruno Mars after rumors flew that the rock band was rocking out on guitars that weren't even plugged in.
As it turns out, that was true.
"When we were asked by the NFL and Bruno to play our song Give It Away at the Super Bowl, it was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums, and guitar would be pre-recorded," Flea wrote Tuesday on the band's website.
"I understand the NFL's stance on this, given they only have a few minutes to set up the stage, there a zillion things that could go wrong and ruin the sound for the folks watching in the stadium and the t.v. viewers. There was not any room for argument on this, the NFL does not want to risk their show being botched by bad sound, period," Flea wrote Tuesday on the band's website.
So, although all four members of the group were giving it their all on stage, the only thing that was live were their voices.
In spite of the criticism though, the band is still glad they got to perform at the show, with Flea adding, "I am grateful to the NFL for having us. And I am grateful to Bruno, who is a super talented young man for inviting us to be a part of his gig. I would do it all the same way again."
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