AxlRose Guns N’ Roses frontman W.Axl Rose has penned the following piece at Billboard discussing the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl half time show performance.

He writes:

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!


According to Rolling Stone, after RHCP’s bassist Flea admitted the band was “unplugged” during the performance, Rose later tweeted, “Oh well, so much for science!”

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  1. I was thinking the guitar player’s completely insane jumping and spinning around had to be a joke, like there’s no way he could actually play like that. Eh, sure I’d rather hear a real live playing band but there’s some truth to the whole argument about having to set it all up and tear it down for halftime. Real concerts have crews taking hours to set everything up, do sound checks, tuneups, etc. The whole Super Bowl halftime show is just a big marketing ploy anyway, even the “fans” on the field are probably extras they bring in to make it look like the greatest show ever on TV. I guess we should just be glad they had the Chili Peppers instead of a New Kids On The Block reunion.

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