Fox News Host Leaps into Age-Old ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers Vs. Faith No More’ Debate

A Fox News cohost referred to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as "the poor man’s Faith No More"

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Anthony Kiedis (left) and Mike Patton

Just when you think Fox News is capable of telling only enormous lies, one of its hosts drops a timeless jewel of age-old wisdom. On Monday, ‘The Five’ cohost Greg Gutfeld told viewers that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are “the poor man’s Faith No More, don’t ever forget it.”

As CoS reports, the broadcaster was commenting on video of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea hanging out with a gorilla named Koko. Gutfeld said the gorilla’s strum of a bass guitar was “a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet.”

Related: Faith No More’s Bill Gould on the Band’s Early Days

The absurd, ancient ‘beef’ between the two bands goes back a long way. In the early 90s, Anthony Kiedis felt that Mike Patton’s style and behavior were derivative of his own, and reportedly said that he felt “like [he] was looking in the mirror” when he saw Faith No More’s 1990 video for ‘Epic.’ In 1999, Mike Patton’s band Mr. Bungle performed in costume as the Chili Peppers and mocked a few of the band’s hits. Shortly thereafter, Kiedis had Mr. Bungle removed from the Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand.

The supposed rivalry between the Chili Peppers and Faith No More is as silly as it is stale – which only made Greg Gutfeld’s comments funnier.

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