Axl Rose pokes fun at Red Hot Chili Peppers' Super Bowl set

Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis (R) and Axl Rose (L). (REUTERS/QMI file photos)

Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis (R) and Axl Rose (L). (REUTERS/QMI file photos)

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Guns N' Roses legend Axl Rose has waded into the controversy over the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Super Bowl set by poking fun at the rockers for not playing live.

The band joined singer Bruno Mars for a performance during the huge football game's half-time show on Sunday, but bassist Flea subsequently admitted that although frontman Anthony Kiedis was singing live, the rest of the musicians were not playing their instruments on stage.

Rose has now mocked the band's performance in a comedic statement released to The Hollywood reporter, even joking that Kiedis could have set a new record for singing karaoke in front of such a huge audience.

The singer writes, "I feel it's important to always look on the positive side of things and to give the benefit of doubt. 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 a** that picked up the frequencies of his bass and transmitted them to his amplifier.

"Maybe they all had microchips installed in their a**es... 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.

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