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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
    CA always, FL now

    Red Hot Chili Peppers on Super Bowl performance: Yep, we faked it

    (CNN) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea just gave it away, confirming what everyone already suspected.
    The rock group's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII was pre-recorded. The band's guitars were not plugged in.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    MD 'burbs of Washington DC
    They weren't the first to do it and won't be the last… performances at the Superbowl have long been pre-taped, to some extent. (Elton John used that fact in regards of saying that he had never seen a good Superbowl performance, last year, when he was trying to take a dig at Madonna.) When you have a tight schedule to stick to, it is just easier to lay it out all on tape and to have the artists perform to the taped music. Similar issue with other events, like the Macy's Thanksgiving parade: there, though, they just have the artists lip-sync, period.