RHCP and Bruno Mars semi-fakes it, do you care?

Red Hot Chili PeppersSo there’s been a big deal made about the fact that other than live singing at the half-time show during the Super Bowl, the instruments we’re pre-recorded. I have a few thoughts on this, so let’s get to it.

With the logistics of having to get that stage show on and off the field in less than 30 minutes ¬†AND with the really cold temperatures, it makes sense to me as a musician why they’d want to pre-record the instruments. When it’s that cold, it’s near impossible to keep a guitar in tune.

Now in my opinion, what they did is perfectly acceptable. They adapted to the situation AND still brought their stage show. They ALL brought it just as if they were all playing live. — I think they most likely intentionally didn’t use wireless packs for their instruments to hide the fact that the instruments were canned SPECIFICALLY so that people would talk. What a great way to get people talking about them for days after the show. In my eyes, that was a genus move on the part of RHCP. That, my friends, is what publicity is all about.

Here’s what Flea had to say about the whole thing.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel cheated? Do you care one way or the other? Does the NFL need to lighten up and let artist just do their thing? Leave a comment!