I am so stupid happy to bring this to you guys.
Well, unless you’ve seen it elsewhere. But! Dave K. bopped the link to this over email this morning, and I felt like I was duty-bound to bring you Babymetal blending chocolate and chili peppers, a combination that I’ve never found as tasty in execution as one might hope, but is pretty fun when turned into a live musical performance:
We got ourselves used to Chad-metal as the unofficial sort-of mascot/liaison between the two bands, but I wasn’t prepared for Flea vs. BOH. Basically, all it’s missing is Anthony-metal donning the (pretty great, actually) updated all-black outfit and getting in on the choreo; as we know, dancing when Babymetal and RHCP are together is nothing but fun.
And I feel a little badly now for having given all parties involved in this tour some grief back when the UK leg was announced, and especially after this one. “Cash grab” was all I could think. And that may have been true! Amuse doesn’t do things if it’s not going to make Amuse money, at least not in the long term. But maybe such is the power of the Fox God that three impossibly peppy girls (and, just as likely, their very cool band and support staff) keep winning fans and making friends everywhere they go — Chad-metal dressing up once or twice for photos is easy to arrange, but going all-in on stage, that’s a whole other ball of wax, and the Chilis in particular must be loving it because that’s the kind of thing that can alienate old-time fans.
What I really want to see is Vinnie Paul in the Kami Band; then life will have truly gone all the way beyond the bounds of sanity.
Also, according to the rules of The Good Place, a whole lot of people are being qualified for the Bad Place right now.