With all the controversy around Red Hot Chili Peppers
' "wireless" Super Bowl
show still shaking up the web, Guns N' Roses
mainman Axl Rose
penned an open letter addressing the matter, spicing it up with a dose of humor, mockery and an overall relaxed vibe.
Titled "In the Name of Science
," the letter reads (via Billboard
), "I enjoyed the show and I've no idea what the real story is nor would I want to suggest or imply anyone wasn't actually performing or that what they were playing wasn't what we actually heard. That said I feel it's important to always look on the positive side of things and to give the benefit of doubt."
Axl then got on the funny side, adding, "So consider that maybe sometime before their actual performance that rather than use a guitar cord or standard wireless, that in the name of science and for all mankind Flea courageously had a newly invented breakthrough in microchip technology installed in his ass that picked up the frequencies of his bass and transmitted them to his amplifier."
Further elaborating the anal microchip idea, Rose continued, "Maybe they all had microchips installed in their a-ses and not only pick up the frequencies of their instruments but get Direct TV and the internet too! Like Google Glass ... Google A-s! They could be 'Scientific Pioneers!' Like Buzz Aldrin and s--t! True
(pardon the pun) a-s-tro-nots! Or like Superbowl crash test dummies for bands kinda like those cars that drive themselves!"
Reaching the conclusion on a light note, the singer added, "And besides ... If the band wasn't really playing or wireless or whatever and Anthony was really singing they may have set a new world record for the largest karaoke audience ever! Awesome!"So relax and show some pride! This is probably all just Google finding new ways to enrich our lives with the selfless volunteering of the Peppers and the ever ongoing creative process of true innovation or perhaps a new lounge bar record of super magnificent proportions and a new pinnacle of human achievement not seen since the sign language guy in South Africa! God Bless America, the Peppers n' technology... PN'T!"
Flea had already addressed the situation, noting that the band had no intention in hiding the fact that the instruments were pre-recorded for the show. "Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance,"
the bassist said.