Red Hot Chili Peppers: worst band on the entire planet? That’s what a Fox News anchor declared during a recent segment on bassist Flea’s adventures with a bass-strumming gorilla (via Consequence of Sound).
After showing the viral clip on The Five, Greg Gutfeld remarked, “As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers—the worst band on the planet.” He continued, “The ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers [are the] poor man’s Faith No More. Don’t ever forget it.”
Yikes! The Chili Peppers, who released new album The Getaway in June, have yet to respond to the barb, although they may see the Fox News diss as a compliment, since it’s coming from Fox News.
Check out the original clip of the gorilla getting funky with Flea:
Next, check out this (fairly wild) archival Fuse clip with Mark Hoppus chatting with Flea and Chad Smith: