It is quite understandable to mistake Red Hot Chili Peppers? drummer Chad Smith for Will Ferrell. They do look a like. But it would be really weird to mistake the whole band to be Metallica. What made it funnier was that it was not just some random guy in the street that took a selfie and labeled it with Metallica. It was the customs officials in Belarus. Also, they were ?forced? to sign Metallica CDs and Photos.
Above is the Instagram post by Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea. He said that they were called in to sign some Metallica merchandise but even though they explained that they were a different band, they the officials insisted that they sign them anyway. A little ?forcing? was hinted there as Flea wrote that they (the officials) had ?the power.?
It might have been an honest mistake or it could have been a crazy prank. It is imaginable that these would easily sell for some significant dough on Ebay just for the novelty and comic factor. Whatever has been the cause for such conundrum, the universe has thus coughed up Metallica merchandise with Red Hot Chili Pepper autographs.
Again, it?s easier mistaking Smith for Ferrell and vice versa. He does not look like Lars Ulrich at all though. Anthony Kiedis does not look a bit like James Hetfield. Flea looks way different from Robert Trujillo. And, Metallica?s Kirk Hammett does not look a bit like Josh Klinghoffer. A little googling would help in that incident. But it might have been fun and funny, so they just decided to go along with.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on tour promoting their 11th studio album, The Getaway. It came out last June 17, 2016. This is their first album since 2011. The album is considered a worldwide commercial success and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. It registered 118,000 equivalent album units, second only to Drake?s Views.
The Getaway is the seventh top 10 album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is the third album that hit No. 2 following 2011?s I?m With You and 2002?s By The Way. Their album, Stadium Arcadium, grabbed the No. 1 spot in 2006.