Epic trolling of Ohio by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Submitted by Leaders And Best on June 11th, 2012 at 11:03 AM

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.



Fuzzy Dunlop

June 11th, 2012 at 11:15 AM ^

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.


June 11th, 2012 at 11:47 AM ^

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


June 11th, 2012 at 12:07 PM ^

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. 


June 11th, 2012 at 12:26 PM ^

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!


June 11th, 2012 at 2:55 PM ^

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.


June 11th, 2012 at 6:31 PM ^

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. 


June 11th, 2012 at 12:28 PM ^

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.


June 11th, 2012 at 1:11 PM ^

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.


June 11th, 2012 at 1:20 PM ^

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!

Bobby Digital

June 11th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

“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.


June 11th, 2012 at 2:56 PM ^

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.


June 11th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

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).