The two artists joined forces to play the Red Hot Chilli’s “give it away” during Super Bowl XLVIII.
While Mars was headlining the prestigious half time show at the game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, the Chilli’s were there as his special guests. Chad Smith says the band were surprised to be asked to by Bruno Mars to play with them.
Earlier in the week there was speculation with news of the Chilli’s saying they were going to be playing Led Zeppelins “Dazed and Confused” at the half time show, however this turned out to be a spoof created by the Chlli’s band member Chad Smith.
“People in the media are so gullible sometimes,” Smith said. “We will, however, be performing side one of Rush’s 2112. [That was a joke, again.] Obviously I can’t tell you what we’re going to do, it would ruin the surprise. Come on, you gotta watch. It’s gonna be great.
In related news Irish veterans U2 also featured in the Superbowl.
Their new track “Invisible” appeared in an advert announcing a new partnership with Bono’s charity (RED) and Bank Of America. The new song was available for free download from I Tunes during the match and for one day only after the February 2nd event in support of the bands charity.
Bank of America will donate $1 (60p) per download of the track, up to a total of $2million (£1.2million), to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.