We finally know why it looked like the guitars and bass used by the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn’t seem to be plugged in during the Super Bowl Halftime show. Bassist Flea explains: “It was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums and guitar would be pre-recorded. I understand the NFL’s stance on this, given they only have a few minutes to set up the stage, there a zillion things that could go wrong and ruin the sound for the folks watching in the stadium and the T.V. viewers. There was not any room for argument on this, the NFL does not want to risk their show being botched by bad sound, period.” When it comes to these kinds of secrets, you can count on the Red Hot Chili Peppers to give it away, give it away, give it away now.