True men don’t kill coyotes, but apparently they do rock out with gorillas.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea took part in a particularly furry collaboration last week, jamming with super-simian Koko the Gorilla.
Actually, judging from the video, Koko did most of the jamming, as Flea chilled out and marveled at the encounter.
“This is the greatest thing that could happen,” the bass player noted as Koko plucked his four-string. “This is a day that I will never forget in my life.”
As for Koko’s technique, we’ll be honest — it could use a little work. But at least she didn’t play with a pick.
“One of Koko’s favorite musicians, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, came to visit,” the Gorilla Foundation’s website said of the get-together. “Koko was thrilled by the mellow sounds and a jamming session followed with Koko strumming on Flea‘s bass!”
In an Instagram post containing a separate video of himself with Koko, Flea offered, “Nipples! Titties!!! We all have em!!!! You can help gorilla conservation at koko.org believe it or not people slaughter these incredible, intelligent, and benevolent animals for sport. They are headed towards extinction. Help if you can I beg humbly.”
Watch Koko go bananas on the bass in the video below.