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Fans Respond to Flea’s Super Bowl Mea Culpa

ShutterstockFleainFinlandUnder the website blog post headline “A MESSAGE FROM FLEA” and the salutation ‘Dear everybody,’ the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ flamboyant bassist has penned a detailed explanation of how he and his bandmates came to accept a fate they swore they never would ever again. Being forcibly unplugged on a concert or TV performance stage. At the Super Bowl, no less!

Are hardcore fans buying Flea’s account of the NFL’s unbending halftime show live-performance rules and the band’s reasons for going along with them? Well, it depends which reader comment response(s) you peruse. At press time, there are dozens of supportive registered-user comments among the 100+ left so far (many, for some reason, are duplicated).

Most recently from the “Not Buying It” side (n2suntzu):

Dear Flea,

What a pant load…

You knowingly engaged in deceiving the people watching and expecting to see live music. Deception is fundamentally a lie. Lying is fundamentally an insult as it either consciously or unconsciously expresses the belief that the person being lied to is not smart enough to figure it out.

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Cover Battle: Details or Billboard

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round pits Details against Billboard.

For its December issue, Details went with Christian Bale, perhaps the best actor in Hollywood. We’re not entirely sure what he’s doing in this photograph, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to guess that he’s debating lopping off a limb for his next role. We say go for it. The Academy will love it!

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Grammy Awards Hires First Host in Seven Years

The ladies aren’t the only ones that love LL Cool J.

For the first time in seven years, the Grammy Awards have decided to go with a host in the rapper-turned-actor and co-star of NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS.

LL Cool J has previously served as host of the Grammy nominations concert. Queen Latifah was the last host of the Grammys back in 2005.

The Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson are scheduled to perform on Feb. 12 from Staples Center.

“I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true,” LL Cool J said in a statement.

Weird Al Ready to Show Harold Camping How It’s Done

The Rapture never came May 21. Nor on Harold Camping‘s revised date of October 21. But switch around those numerals and swap out one weird guy for another, and you’ve got the next best thing for Angelenos–Weird Al Yankovic‘s “Alpocalypse” tour performance at the Pantages Theatre this Saturday, November 12.

One big difference between Harold’s Rapture and Al’s ‘Pocalypse is the fact that in the latter case, children under five will not be admitted. From the show’s promotional blurb:

Weird Al’s first full-length studio album in nearly five years debuted at No. 9 on the U.S. album charts, marking the highest-charting album of his storied career. Alpocalypse features the much-talked-about Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” as well as parodies of hits by Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, T.I. and B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars. Al and his long-time bandmates were aided and abetted in the recording studio by guest appearances from Taylor Hanson and The Doors’ Ray Manzarek.

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Z100′s Jingle Ball Getting Televised for First Time

For those who missed out on tickets to the Z100 holiday tradition, Jingle Ball (the concert is sold out), you’re in luck.

For the first time, the Z100 annual concert is being televised.

The star-studded show, featuring performances by Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Bruno Mars, and Selena Gomez, will be shown in HD on Fuse, Thursday, December 16 at 9 p.m.

“There’s a reason that Z100′s Jingle Ball is legendary. Anyone who’s ever attended knows that the show has an energy and excitement like no other,” says Darren Pfeffer, marketing director of Clear Channel New York and executive producer of Z100′s Jingle Ball.

Along with more than ten artists, the concert includes special guest hosts Kim Kardashian, Jay Sean, and Flo Rida.

The musical event, from Madison Square Garden, takes place on Friday, December 10.