There’s a lot of controversy on this. The Red Hot Chili Peppers getting caught playing their instruments unplugged and they have been accused by a lot of fans that the band have been “faking it” on stage. Ya know…. fake playing the instruments and lip syncing and all that stuff. The band have been accused of not having any real talent after that. So Flea, responds to the controversy by taking to the Chili Peppers website and wrote an open letter to all the fans explaining the whole thing. According to him, he claims that the vocals were live and the instruments were pre-recorded by them, the band. He explains why they did it ’cause the Superbowl didn’t want a bad sound in that stadium. He then defends the band saying that they can really play at their concerts ’cause their concerts are mostly improvised jams and stuff.
Do I believe him? I don’t know. It’s hard to take everything seriously in the music industry in this day and age. Pop singers have been accused of faking it for many years but not many accuse rock bands of faking it. That’s probably why controversy sparked out of this ’cause it’s hard to see a rock band “faking it”. Well, all music is pretty much fake in the major label industry and that includes a lot of rock bands.
Even if the Chili Peppers don’t have any musical talent, do you guys find it a surprise? I wouldn’t find it a surprise in this day and age of the music industry.
I used to love the Chili Peppers. I used to love their older stuff. I think “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” was the best album they did, obviously. “Californiacation” is right behind it. I only liked the Chili Peppers when John Frusciante was guitarist, I don’t care for the new guy. I even saw the Chili Peppers live in concert once before.
On top of that, it’s the freakin’ Superbowl. Pretty much every act during the Half Time Sueprbowl every year, faked their performance… even Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band admitted to faking theirs too.
It’s nice to finally see people waking up on how fake the music industry is today. The industry doesn’t believe in real talent anymore. Just have the good looks and then you get a record deal. Most music is manufactured and that includes Bruno Mars.
This is why I prefer music in the old days 50’s – 70’s. I like new stuff sure… but I mostly like classic music, the old stuff. That’s where the real talent is. Fuck all of this lip syncing and auto-tuned bullshit.