Music News

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS DRUMMER ON PLAYING THE SUPER BOWL: 'THIS WILL BE UP THERE'

1/31/2014

So just how did the Red Hot Chili Peppers get the chance to play the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday (February 2nd)? Drummer Chad Smith says that it was simple: headliner Bruno Mars told the NFL that he wanted them on board as his special guests. Smith told us that the Chili Peppers weren't about to say no: "They would never ask us, you know, they don't do rock bands anymore, I don't think, so -- maybe in 20 years they might ask us (laughs). But you know, it's a big event, obviously, and you know, we've done some wacky gigs, but this one, this will be up there."

 

  • Smith confirmed that the Chili Peppers will be playing one of their own songs during the 12-minute halftime show, but kept the rest of the performance under wraps.
  • Meanwhile, following the Super Bowl and a show in the Philippines late next month, Smith said that the Peppers are "gearing up to start writing again," adding, "We're gonna take a little different approach to the writing process, but for the most part when we all get together, that's when it really starts."
  • The new disc will be the Peppers' 11th studio effort and will follow up 2011's I'm With You.
  • 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of the band's fourth record, Mother's Milk, the first album to feature Smith and guitarist John Frusciante in the lineup. An anniversary reissue of the set will be released by EMI later this year, with Smith telling Billboard that it will feature bonus content.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

  • Which rock acts would you like to see perform at the Super Bowl?
  • Will you tune into the halftime show even if you're not a football fan?
  • Which team are you rooting for this weekend?

CHECK IT OUT: The Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows http://bit.ly/1fn0esj

Chad Smith On The Red Hot Chili Peppers Playing The Super Bowl

Read more at Classic Rock


 «  Return to previous page
 »  Send to a friend
Subscribe to channel
 

New Releases

CD Releases
see more
  • Bonz
    Eternal Sound ..
  • Nightingale
    InsideOut Musi..
  • Sylosis
    Nuclear Blast