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Axl Rose rips into Red Hot Chili Peppers for glorified 'karaoke' performance

Axl Rose rips into the Red Hot Chili Peppers' glorified karoke show at Super Bowl.
Axl Rose rips into the Red Hot Chili Peppers' glorified karoke show at Super Bowl.
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Axl Rose was not at all impressed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl half-time show and he didn't hold much back in a Twitter op-ed. Rose went on to point out that the Red Hot Chili Peppers probably made history with their halftime show, according to the Huffington Post on Feb. 6.

Rose said that they may have "set the world record for singing in front of the largest karaoke audience ever!" This came after some alert TV viewers noticed that the guitars weren't plugged in during the show. The Red Hot Chili Peppers admitted that the music was prerecorded, but they were adamant that their singing was live.

This was nothing more than a glorified karaoke show to Rose, who compared the Red Hot Chili Peppers presentation to that of the fake sign language interpreter that was seen on camera with President Obama and other world leaders at the Nelson Madella memorial service in December.

Apparently Rose thinks the band didn't fool anyone, just like when Thamsanqa Jantjie made all those strange circular and jerking motions with his hands as if he was signing words. Here is Axl's extended tweet:

"Oh well, so much for science! But hey, they still got that karaoke thing going for 'em! Awesome! They're right up there with the sign language guy, whose deep n' heartfelt dedication, absolute total commitment, conviction (or maybe that was just the other 3 tire binding, poor sob burning murderers), absence of sanity, and ultimate public achievement should not b forgotten! God Bless Mandela for his consideration n' generosity, for foreseeing this noble event and kicking the bucket (too soon?) allowing us this, not unlike the Superbowl, historic, heroic n' amazing event! Amen!!