Axl Rose Mocks Red Hot Chili Peppers' Super Bowl Performance (Video)

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Friday, 07 Feb 2014 10:48 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Axl Rose was not shy about his disappointment with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance at the Super Bowl halftime show over the weekend, and the Guns N' Roses frontman made sure everyone knew it.

The RHCP joined Bruno Mars during Sunday's show to perform their hit "Give It Away," but fans quickly noticed that the band's instruments weren't plugged in.

"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!" the 52-year-old Rose wrote Tuesday in a column on "If the band wasn't really playing or wireless or whatever and Anthony [Kiedis] was really singing they may have set a new world record for the largest karaoke audience ever! Awesome!"

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RHCP bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary then set the record straight with a statement posted on the band's website. He claimed that the NFL made it clear that the instrumental performance would have to be prerecorded because officials had only a few minutes to set up the stage for the band's performance and they didn’t want anything going wrong and ruining the sound.

"We take our music playing seriously, it is a sacred thing for us, and anyone who has ever seen us in concert . . . knows that we play from our heart, we improvise spontaneously, take musical risks, and sweat blood at every show," Balzary wrote.

"So, when this Super Bowl gig concept came up, there was a lot of confusion amongst us as whether or not we should do it, but we eventually decided it was a surreal-like, once-in-a-lifetime crazy thing to do and we would just have fun and do it."

But the explanation did little to satisfy Rose, who continued to tweet his opinion Wednesday comparing the RHCP's performance to the fake sign language interpreter at former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral in December.

"Oh well, so much for science! But hey, they still got that karaoke thing going for 'em! Awesome! They're right up there with the sign language guy, whose deep n' heartfelt dedication, absolute total commitment, conviction (or maybe that was just the other 3 tire binding, poor sob burning murderers), absence of sanity, and ultimate public achievement should not b forgotten!" he tweeted. "God Bless Mandela for his consideration n' generosity, for foreseeing this noble event and kicking the bucket (too soon?) allowing us this, not unlike the Super Bowl, historic, heroic n' amazing event! Amen!!"

Note: The Red Hot Chili Peppers come on a little after the eight-minute mark.

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