Red Hot Chili Peppers mistaken for Metallica by custom officials

The band were asked to sign autographs by workers at the airport

Red Hot Chili Peppers were mistaken for Metallica by customs officials in Belarus.

The band are currently on tour in Europe in support of their new album ‘The Getaway’ when they were called into the customs office in the airport.

Once inside the office, the group were asked for their autographs, but were handed photos and memorabilia of James Hetfield’s band instead.

As Rolling Stone reports, bassist Flea wrote on Instagram: “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.

“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 with Metallica once. I love Metallica anyways but I’m no Robert Trujillo.”