The Red Hot Chili Peppers Were Mistaken For WHO!?- They Went Along With It Too!
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‘The Red Hot Metal Peppers’
In the midst of their summer festival circuit in Europe, The Red Hot Chili Peppers were stopped by customs officials while traveling through Belarus. Don’t worry, the California funk rockers were causing no harm, nor doing any wrong. Instead, customs officials mistook the band for hard rock legends Metallica. That’s right, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer were mistaken for James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo. Let that sink in. Officials stopped the band and led them into a room where they had a collection of Metallica CDs, posters and other gear, and asked the RHCPs to sign them. The funk quartet were good sports, however, and signed the Metallica merchandise anyway, giving the officials some priceless items and all of us a good laugh.
“We tried to explain to them that we weren’t Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I’m no Robert Trujillo”- said Flea via an Instagram post
The Ironic part, is that back in 2009 Flea was the man who inducted Metallica into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Red Hot Chili Peppers played two festivals in Europe this past weekend. on Saturday they played Russia’s Park Live Festival, and Scottland’s T in the Park on Sunday. They are touring in support of their eleventh studio album The Getaway, which was released back on June 17th.
Below is a picture of Flea signing the Metallica merchandise in Belarus courtesy of his Instagram, and the newest single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica cd’s and photos. We tried to explain to them that we weren’t Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with with with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I’m no Robert Trujillo.