Fox News Christens Red Hot Chili Peppers the "Worst Band on the Planet"
Published Aug 23, 2016Over the weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers bass slapper Flea put his talents to good use, trying to teach a gorilla some sweet licks. It seems that not everyone is as receptive to the band's acquired sound as Koko, though.
Greg Gutfeld, co-host of Fox News' The Five, took the man-and-monkey collaboration as an opportunity to share his less than favourable thoughts about the long-running California funk-rock band, Alternative Nation reports.
"As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet," Gutfeld said, referring to Koko's valiant attempt at mastering the four-string.
Gutfeld's co-host (and self-described "big fan" of RHCP) Eric Bolling saw it coming. "The producers said you should do this story, and I said 'no, Gutfeld is going to say the ape is better than Flea,'" Bolling quipped.
Gutfeld only drove his point home harder, continuing: "The ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers, poor man's Faith No More, don't ever forget it."
Compare the sounds of Koko and Kiedis for yourself below.
UPDATE (8/23, 3:20 p.m. EDT): Via Consequence of Sound, you can now watch a video of the incident below.
Red Hot Chili Peppers most recent studio album arrived earlier this summer with The Getaway.