Confused Belarus Customs Officials Make Red Hot Chili Peppers Sign Metallica Memorabilia

What’s your favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers album? Mine is Ride The Lightning, and it seems that Belarusian customs officials agree. As RHCP bassist Flea explains in the caption of a recent Instagram post, “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.”

Maybe the Belarusian customs guys weren’t confused? Maybe they’re huge RHCP fans but the Metallica memorabilia was all they had on hand? Probably not, though. Anyway, in case you’re confused, check out our list of nine RHCP songs that don’t suck.