Axl Rose Weighs in on the Chili Peppers Super Bowl Controversy
We've heard what countless fans, pundits, and commenters have to say about the Red Hot Chili Peppers miming during the Super Bowl halftime show, and we've gotten an explanation from Flea. But what does Axl Rose think about all this?
It's a question almost no one was asking, but one we now happily have the answer to anyway, thanks to Billboard. The venerable music industry trade publication has reprinted the Guns N' Roses frontman's thoughts on the matter, which run the gamut from thoughtful commentary to butt jokes -- pretty much everything one could hope for out of an op-ed from Axl, in other words. Here it is:
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 s---! 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!