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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  • Matt on

    I’m not a fan if Axl 2.0, but I thought this was rather funny. Now go get the boys back together and give us all the reunion we want.

  • Les Binks is better than Jar Jar Binks on

    If Axl did the halftime show, he would have been late, annoyed by the cameras present for an apparent football game, and the game itsself would have ended at 2:27AM.

  • Lee on

    For once I agree with Axl….like Flea woulda said anything if there wasn’t laughing at the air guitaring. I haven’t seen much press throughout the years of Led Zeppelin’s motion picture with the MSG stage rebuilt on a motion picture soundstage complete with John Paul Jones in a ’73 wig to re-film parts of the show. Don’t get me started on Page punching in guitar parts all over the film & soundtrack. When artists get caught they admit.

  • chad on

    If you all would go out and treat yourself the the current GNR which have been together much much longer than the original lineup every was you might seriously enjoy the hell out of an amazing show! Yes I too am a fan of Duff and Slash but these guys like Bumblefoot, DJ Ashba, Tommy Stinson, the still amazing and present Dizzy Reed…they are incredible live and Axl for the record is mostly showing up these days within minutes of scheduled time and in my opinion having seen him live twice lately think his vocals are better than ever….as far RHCP don’t care how they played or didn’t play…Flea I respect for being one of the world’s best bassists but their style has never been my thing. I know many love them and that’s cool. BUT ever hear the current GNR., you wouldnt asked for a reunion…they are THAT good.

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