Chili Pepper Blasts 'Sell-outs' U2 And Black Eyed Peas
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH has slammed U2 and THE BLACK EYED PEAS for allowing their music to be used on television advertisements. The DANI CALIFORNIA star finds it difficult to understand how bands can sacrifice their integrity by selling their songs to corporations. And Smith brands U2 and The Black Eyed Peas "idiots" for letting their respective tracks VERTIGO and HEY MAMA be used to promote the sale of iPods. Smith, 44, says, "I'm fine with getting our music out to people but I don't want to be on a TV commercial with some guy bowling and then music comes out of his phone. There's no artistic credibility. I'd feel like a jerk if we did that. "I think Black Eyed Peas look like a bunch of idiots. It's dangerous. "The U2 song on the iPod when it came out was weird and it was longer and it had more parts. "It's dangerous to tie yourself in with a product and also the visuals that go along with it. "I think young people, not old guys like myself, think it's normal now to have LED ZEPPELIN on jeans commercials. Oh no! That's not normal to me."