Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers put on a stellar halftime show during an otherwise tedious Super Bowl, but were RHCP performing live? According to some noted guitar experts, the answer is a solid no.
Despite some initial hesitation, the world seemed to thoroughly embrace Bruno Mars‘ Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 2. However, some very observant Twitter users put a dent in the Red Hot Chili Peppers portion of the performance when they noticed that Flea‘s bass guitar wasn’t even plugged in. Yikes.
Hat tip to Vulture, who picked up on Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid‘s Tweet about Flea not playing live. “That guitar is plugged into NOTHING,” he wrote, as the band took the stage with Mars for a rousing rendition of “Give It Away.”
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