Monday, January 27, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Led Zeppelin classic at Super Bowl?

As the Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare to play the Super Bowl 48 halftime show with Bruno Mars on Sunday, drummer Chad Smith was asked what tunes the band will perform at the event.

“We’re gonna play Led Zeppelin’s live version of ‘Dazed And Confused’”, Smith told Artisan News at the recent Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals in Los Angeles.

Originally written and recorded by American singer/songwriter Jake Holmes, “Dazed And Confused” was redone by Led Zeppelin for their 1969 self-titled debut album. While the studio version runs about 6.5 minutes, the song developed into the centerpiece of Zeppelin’s live set, eventually clocking in at close to 45 minutes in performance.

Mars and the Chili Peppers combined will have the standard 12 minutes to perform during Super Bowl halftime.

The custom Pearl drum set to be used by Smith at the event is now available for bidding as part of an NFL auction for charity.

Proceeds from the set will benefit Make-A-Wish America; in addition, three pairs of autographed Chad Smith drum sticks are available for bidding, as well.

Check out Chad’s gear at NFL Auctions here.

The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year; more than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year.

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