While touring Europe, The Red Chili Peppers were stopped by Belarus customs officers and were taken to a secluded room for autographs. However, the officers had mistakenly identified them as Metallica and insisted they sign a spread of Metallica CDs and images. The Chili Peppers obliged but not before unsuccessfully trying to explain the mix up to the officers.
We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica cd's and photos. We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with with with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I'm no Robert Trujillo.
Lets just hope the customs officers are better at identifying people on the no fly list than they are popular mainstream rock bands. The Red Hot Chili Peppers released its latest album, The Getaway, in June and is currently playing the summer festival circuit in support.
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