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Red Hot Chili Peppers mistaken for Metallica at Belarusian airport

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Yvette C. Hammett
Anthony Kiedis performs with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. on April 2, 2012. He and his band mates were pulled in to a customs office in Belarus and asked to sign Metallica CDs and photos. They could not convince the customs agents they were not Metallica. File Photo by Michael Bush/UPI
Anthony Kiedis performs with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. on April 2, 2012. He and his band mates were pulled in to a customs office in Belarus and asked to sign Metallica CDs and photos. They could not convince the customs agents they were not Metallica. File Photo by Michael Bush/UPI | License Photo

MINSK, Belarus, July 11 (UPI) -- Flea, the bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, admits he loves Metallica, but he's no Robert Trujillo.

Still, he and his band mates were hauled in to a customs office in Belarus and asked to sign a bunch of Metallica photographs and CDs, he reported on his Instagram.

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"We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica cd's and photos," Flea wrote. "We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway. They had the power. Well I did play fight fire with with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I'm no Robert Trujillo."

The Chili Peppers made news just in May when they had to cancel a concert in Los Angeles when frontman Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized for severe stomach pain.

Kiedis is reportedly on the mend.

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