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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Suck My Kiss, Columbus

MZone reader Dan writes that Monday night, at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Columbus, drummer Chad Smith (who grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI) came out on stage wearing a Michigan jersey. Well, as you can imagine, this went over like a fart in church. So the folks in C-bus started booing the band! But the band fires back by opening their show with The Victors.

Dan tells us that radio stations in Columbus are going nuts, with one station boycotting their music and removing the Chili Peppers from its playlist.

Anybody else have any info on this or, better yet, video from the concert?

UDATE: Alvin at OSU vs. Michigan Football was at the show and tells us it was the encore when drummer Chad Smith came out wearing the Michigan jersey, not the opening of the show.

51 comments:

theweiler said...

Kiedas is from the Grand Rapids area as well.

JukeBox said...

I never liked RHCP better

WhiteDawg said...

So you don't think this would happen in your neck of the woods if they came out playing OSU's fight song? Of course they would. Still interesting though.

TitleIX said...

would never happen as no lame-ass house band from C-bus has made it big....
unless you count the white rapper guys on YouTube????

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Joshua hates the Red hot Chili Peppers too?

Scott said...

I wonder if anyone has that audio...

Yost said...

Anon,

He does now.

Anonymous said...

there MUST be audio somewhere of this and I NEED it!

Crabapple Buck said...

The only thing you NEED Anon 3:33, IS MORE COWBELL!!!

You Know This said...

Title IX, Ever hear of OAR? Rascal Flatts? Blue October? ok the last one's a stretch, but they love the Columbus scene.

Yost, To clarify, the drummer stopped everything in the middle of the concert to get up and tease the crowd and point at his shirt (which he later changed) and Victors was sang near the end of the show, not the beginning

Anonymous said...

http://www.dispatch.com/weekender/weekender.php?story=223175

This is the story from the Columbus Dispatch on the concernt. Notice the idiot feedback below the story talking about how the Michigan stuff ruined the show for them.

Adam said...

Ha! In the 1980's RCHP played at a place called "Stache's" in Columbus. How fitting!

Andy said...

My new favorite band

IGTBAMW said...

If a bandthrowing a concert were to play the OSU fight song in Michigan.... would anyone recognize it to care?

eddie, eddie said...

RHCP are not from Michigan - they are from Los Angeles

Kiedas might have born in Michigan, but grew up in Los Angeles - and that is where the band was formed.

bigndfan175 said...

Three years ago when the T-Wolves were actually worth a damn and playing the Lakers the second round of the playoffs my wife got me great tix to the RHCP concert in St.Paul. Going to see my favorite band was incredible. The interesting thing is that Chad did the same thing to tweak the MN fans. He came out in a Laker's jersey and got the same boo's. However we quickly got so stoned, um, er, ah, um, I mean, uh, we got into the music and could care less. RHCP not only rock but apparently have a great sense of humor. GO IRISH BEAT MICHIGAN - oh wait, duh, we lost that debacle. GO BIG BLUE BEAT tOSU. (hey joshua, suck ass, that rhymes)

Other Andrew said...

Thanks eddie-eds! Kiedis lived in Michigan until he was about 13 (I went to UM with his sister, who still lived in GR, in fact). He sings about it in a song on Uplift Mofo.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, if RHCP or anyone else played the Buckeyes' fight song in Ann Arbor, I believe they'd get booed for the duration and that would be that. It wouldn't make the newspaper, and it wouldn't "ruin" the show for anyone.

People at Michigan (not everyone, but a critical mass) seem to have a sense of humor about the rivalry we have with tOSU. Sure, we hate losing to them with a passion, but we don't chant anti-OSU songs after games against OTHER opponents, as far as I know. The Buckeyes fans (again, not everyone I'm sure, but a critical mass) need to lighten up a little.

BTW I saw them at MSU and they were complimentary to the school. Can't remember exactly what they said, but that tells me they aren't exactly die hard U of M fans.

Anonymous said...

You Know This, I wouldn't bother rebutting anything said by titleix, because he's a 'M'oron who spews fantasy to hate on C-Bus and the Bucks, such as the idiotic suggestion a couple days ago that the sod would slip underfoot at the 'Shoe.

Of course, no lame-ass house band from Ann Arbor has ever made it big time either, but the drummer of RHCP being from some po-dunk 'burb apparently qualifies.

That's as much of a stretch as saying Tool and Perfect Circle are C-Bus bands because Maynard was born and raised in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

"Title IX, Ever hear of OAR? Rascal Flatts?"

ugh. ugh ugh ugh.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:43,
Some guy by the name of BOB SEGER was born and raised in Ann Arbor Michigan. You know, the guy who's in your beloved R&R HOF in Cleveland? So suck on that one for a while.

Other Andrew said...

One more comment - Chad Smith wears Michigan gear all the time. In at least half the interviews I've seen with him, he's been wearing an M hat or shirt.

Other Andrew said...

"no lame-ass house band from Ann Arbor has ever made it big time either"

Sorry for the triple-post, but if you know anything about rock music, you know that The Stooges were from Ann Arbor, and actually played their very first show at the Michigan Union. And if you don't know who The Stooges are, then I have sincere pity for you.

Kraut said...

How lame are we that we need to compare who has more successful rock bands? Who really gives a shit? Like I'm a somehow better person because some rock band comes from my home town?

I think they whole point is how bent out of shape OSU fans get over the "taunting" by the RHCP's. If they were to play the OSU fight song in Ann Arbor, I'm sure there would be booing, but once they moved on it would quickly be forgotten.

UM fans don't obsess to the level that OSU fans do ...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you just obsess about us obsessing....

js said...

The Armchair Blogger has it.

http://thearmchairblogger.blogspot.com/

Aaron said...

I'm going to buy me some RHCP's music today and urge all UM fans to do the same!

SCALZI said...

I had the fortune of meeting the boys in '89(I'm old), and Chad was wearing the "block M" hat then. I also got to meet his parents, who were there for the show, and his dad was sporting a UM shirt as well.
The peppers are noted sports fans,during basketball season,I remember they used to have a roadie come out on stage with Lakers score updates written on a piece of paper for the crowd to see as the show went on.(This is all pre - fallout with Flea and Magic Johnson.)
I also distinctly remember a photo of Anthony weay a winged helmet hat around the uplift mofo party plan years, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Anyway, I'm quite sure they didn't learn that reported 15 seconds or so just to get the crowd riled before the encore. I firmly believe the boys did it for the Wolverines.

TitleIX said...

Glad to see that I am generating so much interest with my inane comments....

I'm FEMALE...get it?
School's in session for just a second: Title IX, the Education amendment of 1972 which states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance"

I promise you, I'm all woman, and damned proud of it.

And, I lived thru and watched the turf debacles at the Big House, and I'm telling you, big chunks of the turf are going to slip and come apart. There is no way that that grass will root in cold temps before November 18th. And when the sideline announcers start talking about the damned turf and the shoe changes and the lack of traction--remember that you heard it here first....

And finally, Iggy Pop was also from Ann Arbor. But he didn't make it nearly as big as OAR or Rascal Flatts. My bad.

surrounded in columbus said...

there's a serious lack of a sense of humor in cowtown these days. carrying the #1 ranking has worn a fair number of nerves raw and they're pretty edgy about the rivalry and the upcoming game.

if we end 11-1, i'll be disappointed, but we'll have had a great year and have a good outlook for next year. most M fans will end up there eventually.

if tosu ends up 11-1? you'll have mass depression, and the whole season will be written off as a loss by a huge segment of the buckeye nation.

trust me, people here in columbus will become even more brittle before this is over.

Alvin Borromeo said...

I was at the concert. I loved Kiedis singing The Victors. I wish I had my camcorder with me to record it. : (

http://ohiostate-michigan.blogspot.com/2006/10/anthony-kiedis-of-red-hot-chili.html

max said...

to anonymous, some buckeye idiot-


bloomfield hills,

"some po-dunk 'burb."

learn before you hate.

moron.

max said...

o yea, i wouldnt take credit for OAR. i would run away form it. and as far as ann arbor bands never maing it--->ever hear of iggy pop and the stooges? probably not considering your music heritage begins and ends in some band named after the most ridiculous law ever passed and the worst jamband this side of soundtribe. get a clue. get a life. get some blue in your wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Surronded is already prepping his concession speech. You are the worst kind of sports fan SOC...you are passionate during the winning, but say how much it doesn't matter when your squad loses.

I really love how SOC thinks he knows ALL the fans in Columbus. Like since he lives in Columbus, he has some inside scoop on the situation. Whoever loses, there will be disappointed fans, myself included. Will I sit in my basement and drown myself in Jack Daniels for a week until the disapointment subsides..uh no. Will a few...Yes. Will a few UM fans...Yes.

Don't give me this rosy next year crap...you're embarrasing. Go quote some box scores or something.

Anonymous said...

Ann Arbor can make a decent claim to be one of the birth places of American punk. Not only with the Stooges but also the MC5 (who lived on Hill St. when they released Kick Out the Jams).

matsut said...

Eric, you douchebag, it didn't "make the paper"...what made the paper was a straightforward review of the concert that didn't mention anything about the UM fight song or it being booed. If you're referring to the comments on the DIspatch website ABOUT that review, there's four out of (currently) eleven that even mention the playing of the song, and two of those say it was still a great concert...nice "critical mass" there.

To quote Eric: "Honestly, if RHCP or anyone else played the Buckeyes' fight song in Ann Arbor, I believe they'd get booed for the duration and that would be that." And, to quote another douchebag, Kevin Krause: "If they were to play the OSU fight song in Ann Arbor, I'm sure there would be booing, but once they moved on it would quickly be forgotten."

Well, guess what? That's exactly what happened here...and I can't believe how fucking STUPID this all is.

I was at a Jane's Addiction concert at UVa back in 1991 where Perry referenced the Wahoos' football game earlier in the day and was pretty much making fun of anybody who cared about such a silly thing as football - did that make the band any less awesome? Of course not. Is RHCP better than they otherwise would be because a couple of them are UM fans (and, interestingly, the kinds of fans - i.e., those who didn't attend the school - that get insulted by a lot of you around these parts)? OF COURSE NOT. Can we please get back to talking football? I'll start:

Hey, surrounded? You're darn right we have higher expectations than you do - we've got a better team.

HA! (that's sarcasm, you dumbasses) Daily Show, bitches!

surrounded in columbus said...

Anon 11:54,
are you an idiot, or just 12? i was going to post a reply, but why bother.


Matsut,

i hear a lot of that these days. won't be long and you'll have your chance to prove it.

BTW- i appreciate sacrcasm as much as the next guy...

matsut said...

It would really be nice if this "Dan" could provide the names of these "radio stations" that are going nuts, or the station that's supposedly "boycotting" the RHCPs. I'm guessing that "Dan" heard some DJ make some joke about how he's a Buckeye fan and he's not gonna play the Peppers anymore. Big fucking deal.

So: any facts there, Dan? Like the Peppers "opening" with the UM fight song? Dick.

jeff said...

While it's unfortunate, matsut clearly has a point (although I'm sure that he'd say it a lot nicer in person... wouldn't you mat?)

I'm sure that if you polled all those who attended the concert, it'd look something like this:

18% found "Hail to the Victors" slightly inappropriate; the show was great

57% found the Michigan references amusing and booed while they laughed; the show was great

9% were Michigan fans; the show was great

12% were punk rockers who think football sucks, screw "the man" and "the system"; the show was great

1% found the Michigan references so offensive that it ruined the whole show; they found reviews of the show online and posted replies about their experiences

3% completely missed the show because they passed out stoned and/or drunk at the pre-concert tailgate.

What?!? said...

You know it's sad when you long for the days of the Texas - Texas A&M arguments on this Blogsite about the A&M Corps' game day traditions instead of Michigan and Bucks fans debating who's got more no-name rock bands from their college town. At least the UT-A&M debate was related to football. Why don't you argue about whether UM can really claim all three astronauts on the commercial were really UM alumni, or only 2 of the 3. At least that commercial was shown during football games- so at least it can claim to be related to football.

Anonymous said...

Bob Segar is from Ann Arbor.

Anonymous said...

I was there, it was hilarious...everyone was booing, when the camera panned on chads shirt, and anthony kiedis came out and sang the michigan fight song...Ill bet theyve never been booed like that, and at the drop of the first notes of scar tissue, everyone forgave....whatever, GO BUCKEYES

Anonymous said...

for clarification, they played it to open the encore, not the show....chad smith walked back on stage wearing a "M" t-shirt, and keidis sang 10 seconds of "hail." it sucked, we booed, but they played a great show. typical scUM fans to trash talk before the game, unlike the Springsteen show, where he played "Hang on Sloopy" after we won the NC. Maybe Seger can play in Ann Arbor to help you celebrate your Rose Bowl or Capital One invite.

CrimeNotes said...

This is like a 21st Century version of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Here's a description I found on some girl's weird MSN blog:

"I didn't really realise how crazy everyone here is about football, and especially the Buckeyes. As you all may or may not know, the Bucks are the number one team this year, and their arch rival, for many years running now, is Michigan. I'm told, that the Ohio State undergrads riot everytime the Bucks play Michigan, regardless of victory or loss.
So this morning on the radio, it is revealed that during the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert last night (on OSU campus), the drummer came out on stage wearing a Michigan jersey. The crowd booed so loud that the Peppers played the Michigan fight song - apparently NOT a very good idea on enemy territory. The djs on the radio station got so riled up that they deleted all but one (unpopular) Peppers track from their library - on air!! I guess that will teach them??? Crazy Bastards."

Available here.

While I'm at it, bragging about being home to O.A.R. is kind of like bragging about being the hometown sports riots and piss-stained garage stairwells.

Cap'n H said...

Excerpted from "Organic Anti-Beatbox Band:"

welcome friends to the thoughts of when
the fax city four were four young men
the time has come, and now we jam
with the uplift mofo party plan
we're the organic anti-beatbox band
one comes from the holy land,
another one's born an Australian
me, I'm from Michigan
but Hollywood is the land of lands
it's a Hollywood jam

Anonymous said...

OAR sucks and is the most overrated band ever. They have that one song that is halfway decent and that's it. Yet UMich students still listen to that shit. At least we Michigan students have class and are a bit more accepting of others, even if they are subhuman waste from Columbus. Yeah, I'm kind of contradicting myself in that sentence.

Anonymous said...

the uplift mofo party casted thier vote, and im down with it. no 1 cries like the buckeyes

Anonymous said...

Michigan still sucks...OSU doesn't need some lame band to back up their football. The Buckeye's talent on the field says it all! The truth will come out on Nov.18 when the Wolverines are crying their way home just like last year! We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan!

Anonymous said...

I was at the concert. It definitely was the encore. The drummer did it all as a joke and left the stage saying "go bucks". The fact that "people" are going nuts about it is bs. Its just the media having nothing better to do with their time.

Anonymous said...

kind of a big "f*ck you" to a bunch of people who liked them well enough to shell out the money to go to their concert.

Jake said...

how is this such a big deal. i find it surprising as to how signing a rival teams fight song can ruin a whole concert or make crazed OSU djs stupid enough to drop their music. the whole thing was a joke......you dont have to hate them all for it.

oh yeah, and if you want to see the worst of it, check out the punk band the Dead Schembechlers website where they call out the RHCP to attend a hate michigan concert. isn't this getting a little out of hand.