From The Big Lead, some fine work by noted Michigan fans Red Hot Chili Peppers at their concert in Columbus when they sang the Victors to end their show.
Reminds me of when Michigan grad Scott Steiner clowned Ohio on WCW Nitro in Columbus.
I saw them do the same thing in Columbus in October of '06. Just another reason to love the Chili Peppers.
This is awesome. I was going to go to that concert too, if I didnt have to work. Damn, that would have been so much fun.
I loved how it went to instant boos as soon as he sang The Victors. Love the chili peppers.
They weren't booing him, they were wooing him. See, WOOOOOO!
In 1994, the Violent Femmes did the same thing to us, but worse. They had a concert at Hill Auditorium, on campus, the night that we lost to Wisconsin, and trolled us with the Wisconsin fight song.
Did they play it on the xylophone?
I am just impressed that somebody knows the Wisconsin fight song. Something about Wisconsin, and then jumping around, I think.
This just made me like the Red Hot Chili Peppers way more than I did before.
This makes me love RHCP even more. Good stuff!
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Steiner is full of Winning. Love that guy.
The wrestling fan he punches looks like a composite sketch every Ohio State fan ever.
This is easily the best thing they've done since Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik.
Awesome disk (or album or tape, I can't remember anymore).
Creepy Derpban Meyer photo from OHIO's version of the Women's Football Academy. Special thanks to 11W for the photo (the top one).
But completely hilarious considering the rumors of why he left Florida.
THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!
Now someone photoshop in Brian photobombing in the background.
Should have figured this time of year it was probably worth it's own thread. I remember reading there that they had done it before in '06. The amazing thing is that they got invited back. #ohiobadlongtermmemory
I love that tRHCP are willing to piss off an entire state of fans and not give a damn. Bravo!
I've never loved the RHCP more than I do now...
Actually, I've never loved them at all.
But I do now.
Which is more than I've ever loved them before.
Isn't someone from the band from Michigan?
Kiedis is from Lowell. Maybe he's just a Michigan fan? If so that's awesome. If not the trolling is awesome anyway :)
Keidis' sister graduated from the School of Education in my class, so he's got family ties to UM, too. He sat two rows in front of my parents at our graduation... my mom has more pictures of him than she does of me.
used to hang out at the Reptile House in GR. I've met him and Anthony on a few occasions. Never really got into the peppers, but always respected them musically, kinda like Rush.
Kiedis is from Grand Rapids, and Smith is from metro Detroit suburbs.
Chad Smith is from Bloomfield Hills
The other band mates are from Australia and California.
It is a rather funny way to piss them all off. But I mean, what do they care? They already have the audience's money.
That's actually Chad Smith in the video, tRHCP's drummer, who grew up in Michigan.
Couldn't resist pointing out that Scott's real last name isn't 'Steiner', it's Richsteiner. HIs brother graduated before him, I think in '83, and his real name is Rob. If my memory serves Rob signed a pro wrestling contract for close to 6 figures, which 30 yrs ago was real money. Rob's stage name was of course 'Rick Steiner'. He wrestled at Michigan at 191 but got so big that he ended up wrestling super-heavy. Scotty wrestled at 177. Bounced with them at Charlie's, had classes and more than a few beers with them during my years there. A bit of Michigan trivia and Go Blue!
I actually dated his cousin a few yrs ago in bay city. i can say all the men in that family are huge dudes. Would not want to pick a fight with any of them.
She actually got us backstage at a WCW Nitro event when the came to Saginaw and I can say that even though he seems like a lunatic on camera Scotty was actually a rather gracious guy, still wouldn't want to piss him off though.
One night at Charlie's I say to a group of 10 guys at about 2 a.m., 'Time to go home'. One of them says something that wasn't 'Yes sir'. Robbie takes 8 of them, I take 2, all 10 gone very, very quickly. You could indeed have a conversation with Scottie. Robbie's fuse was much shorter, but that was because he was eating dynabol like fat chicks eat m & m's. Thus did he go from wrestling at 191 to around 260. That stuff wasn't even illegal back then.
I caught Chad Smith's drumstick at the Detroit show a couple weeks ago. I didn't realize that I should display it with my Michigan memorabilia. I wonder if there is a good pic out there that I could find of Chad Smith in Michigan gear from the Columbus show to go with the drum stick.
He loves the state of Michigan and always talks about it when he gets the opportunity.
For example, Here's a video interview where he talks about learning the drums, growing up in Detroit, etc. It's conducted at Hunter House (great burger place in Birmingham).
The coolest thing is that if some pro-Ohio State band played the OSU fight song in Ann Arbor, only about 2 people would know or care what it was.
Everyone knows the Victors.
And the best part is that their fight song "was composed by freshman Fred Cornell on the train ride home from Ann Arbor, Michigan, after Ohio State suffered an 86-0 loss to the University of Michigan Wolverines"
What a smoking!!!
I loved how once "The Victors" started, a uniform exuberant cheer started to get mixed with a chorus of equally exuberant booing. It brought a smile to my face to hear Buckeye nation get trolled some by a major touring band like RHCP. In celebration, I believe I shall put some RHCP in for the drive home this evening. Thanks for sharing this!
“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” -Nick Cave
Then Flea called Nick Cave the greatest living songwriter. Awkward.
Smith talked about growing up in Detroit and attending concerts at the Joe when RCHP played here on the 1st. Then he talked about how big a Red Wings fan he is and called Nick Lindstrom on stage and the place went crazy. Probably some of the loudest cheering I've ever heard.
Typically I sing "The Victors" whenever I hear something cool like this, but in light of this news can I just say "What I got, you got to give it to your momma".
This is the best news since Poggi Committed....I hope some future recruits are big RHCP fans.....I'm glad Michigan produces good bands like RHCP, and Columbus, Ohio produces O.A.R, the crappy DMB knockoff band that totally sucks. (probably an ignorant statement, but I don't care).
And pop evil.
Steiner totally jacked that innocent fan! I really don't see how anyone can like him...
Everyone knows the The Victors.
ohio fans don't even know their own team's fight song, the just clap like monkeys.
Great americans all. My heart is triple pointing at them.
I thought O.A.R was from Maryland. But big props to Mr. Smith for making sure cbus knows how he represents!