Red Hot Chili Peppers Shilled For Nike

Why all the haterade for Chad Smith’s assertion that pop songs in commercials are “dangerous,” “idiotic” and “weird”? For all the reasons you guys mentioned in the comments. Fine with me if the Chilis wanna take the Neil Young approach, but they should know plenty of artists license their tunes ’cause they need the money. Hem — the brilliant Brooklyn folk act — just lent their beautiful “Half Acre” to Liberty Mutual. Good for them. That’s how you reach an audience when radio only plays Yung Joc and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and MTV only plays that show where guys inspect girls’ underwear drawers.

Oh, also he’s a hypocrite. (Thanks Rod!)

It’s funny he would forget that. I thought he was the sober one.