AWKWARD: Red Hot Chili Peppers mistaken for Metallica by airport customs


In a pretty awkward situation for the Red Hot Chili Pepper this week on their world tour in support of their new album ‘The Getaway’, as they were detained by customs agents at an airport in Belarus because they were mistaken for hard rock icons Metallica. Yep, pretty awarkward like when you run into someone from your old high school class, they know you, you know you know them but can’t recall their name? Yeah, like that but add the fact that someone is making you autograph albums of different band they think is you. RHCP’s Flea revaled the whole situation in an Instagram post. The two mega-bands have a bond as Flea inducted Metallica into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has been a guest performer with the band in the past.

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.- @sllollaryee