Foo Fighters Savagely Disrespect Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed a brutal prank the band played on Red Hot Chili Peppers when opening for them in 2000, when the Chili Peppers were touring Californication and Foo Fighters were promoting There Is Nothing Left To Lose. Alternative Nation transcribed Hawkins’ Radio X comments when asked about the Foos worst ever gig. Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters abandoned a horrible Red Hot Chili Peppers performance recently.

“Oh my god, the worst ever gig, we were opening up for the Chili Peppers [in 2000] and we decided, since it was the last show, first of all we dropped 1,000 golf balls on their heads, and then pasta, like all over.”

He added that the Chili Peppers also pranked the Foos, but it was not nearly as bad. An Eagles member also recently took a shot at Foo Fighters. “They did something, but I don’t think it was that big of a deal. But before we went on stage, this is when i got hammered all the time, we got so freaking hammered, we just couldn’t even play. I think we played three songs, then just laid on the stage. People were booing us, it was a low point.”

He added, “You know who was opening up before us? It was Muse. This is a long time ago, but it was Muse, Foo Fighters, and the Chili Peppers.” Hawkins said that Anthony Kiedis and company ended up being cool with the prank and poor performance, and that Chad Smith is still his friend to this day. John Frusciante leaked new song details earlier this week.