Anthony Kiedis and co will cover Zeppelin classic
Edward Keeble

09:21 28th January 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers are reportedly planning to cover Led Zeppellin's 'Dazed and Confused' at the 2014 Super Bowl.

The gargantuan American sporting event, which is set to take place this weekend on Sunday 2 February, features the rather odd pairing of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Drummer Chad Smith has told Artisan News that they will be covering 'Dazed and Confused' by rock gods Led Zeppellin. In the past they have covered 'Ramble On' by the Zep, however the reaction from fans of both bands weren't particularly great.

Listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers cover 'Ramble On' below

Bassist Flea also sent out a tweet asking: “Anybody wanna see my c–k at the Super Bowl?”, an offer that was swiftly withdrawn. He told TMZ that the NFL would "chop his head off" if he pulled any stunts like that.

Meanwhile fans of music and American football have given wildly mixed reactions to the news that Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing the Super Bowl Half-time show. Mars is set to perform with Red Hot Chili Peppers at XLVIII at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ when the New Orleans Saints take on the Seattle Seahawks.

They'll be following in the footsteps of the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, The Rolling Stones many more who have entertained millions during the legendary half-time performance. 

Below: highlights from the last 10 years of the Super Bowl

  • Black Eyed Peas (2011): After three years of stadium-filling rock acts, the Black Eyed Peas dazzled with an eye-popping light show and some help from Slash and Usher. Before the kick-off, Christina Aguilera sang the National Anthem and somehow managed to get the words wrong.

  • The Who (2010): Making a rare live appearance, the British mod legends performed a medley of their hits, including 'Baba O'Riley' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again.'

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (2009): With Silvio from the Sopranos on lead guitar and the towering presence of the late Clarence Clemons on saxophone, few could forget the Boss' half-time Superbowl performance.

  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2008): Performing hits such as 'American Girl' and 'Free Falling,' Superbowl XLII paired one of America's finest songwriters with one of its most celebrated traditions - just like butter and popcorn.

  • Prince (2007): In a year that saw the Indianapolis Colts triumph over the Chicago Bears, Prince performed covers of American standards by Creedance Clearwater Music, Foo Fighters and Bob Dylan, and sang 'Purple Rain' in the middle of a torrential downpour.

  • The Rolling Stones (2006): With the NFL and ABC still cagey after 2004's 'nipplegate,' a five second delay was imposed upon the Stones' half-time performance, whilst Mick Jagger's microphone was briefly switched off for lines deemed too explicit.

  • Paul McCartney (2005): Chosen as a safe option after the Janet Jackson fiasco, the ex-Beatle performed four of his old band's classics, whilst exposing as little flesh as possible.

  • Janet Jackson (2004): Probably the most famous Superbowl performance of all time, Janet Jackson half-time performance climaxed with a rampant Justin Timberlake ripping her off clothes to 'accidentally' reveal a giant nipple piercing.

  • No Doubt (2003): Though Shania Twain was the most prominent half-time performer in 2003, it was No Doubt who stole the show with their performance of 'Just A Girl,' before front woman Gwen Stefani teamed up with Sting on the Police's 'Message In A Bottle.'

  • U2 (2002): As the first Brits to perform at the Superbowl, the Irish band rocked the Louisiana Superdrome with a fitting tribute to the victims of 9/11.

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