Red Hot Chili Peppers Not Covering Led Zeppelin at Super Bowl
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.30.2014
It was a joke...
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith says that people took him too seriously when he said that the band would be covering "Dazed & Confused" at the Super Bowl this weekend. As previously reported, Smith made the claim in an interview earlier this week but he now tells KROQ that he was kidding.
Smith said, "People in the media are so gullible sometimes. We will, however, be performing side one of Rush's 2112. Obviously I can't tell you what we're going to do, it would ruin the surprise. Come on, you gotta watch! It's gonna be great, Bruno Mars, we met them, his band are great people, today I'm going to rehearse with them outside in the beautiful weather here in New Jersey, it'll be a real spectacle, I'm looking forward to it."
He also discussed the band's teaming with Mars for the show, saying, "We know of the Bruno Mars, but we're not homies," Smith said. "This is what I know: the NFL said to Bruno, 'You can have a special guest, and choose whomever you like.' Bruno chose the Red Hot Chili Peppers because he's a big fan, unbeknown to us. He called us and said, 'Hey, would you guys be my guest at the halftime show, come and do a jam?' We said, 'Sure, sounds like fun.'"