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Red Hot Chili Peppers accidentally autograph Metallica items

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, Flea, left, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Flea wrote on Instagram July 10, 2016, that his band was mistaken for Metallica at an airport in Belarus and was forced to autograph Metallica items. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, Flea, left, and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Flea wrote on Instagram July 10, 2016, that his band was mistaken for Metallica at an airport in Belarus and was forced to autograph Metallica items. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea says he ended up autographing some Metallica items following a mix-up at an airport in Belarus.

Flea has posted a picture on his Instagram account of him signing his name to a Metallica album, a DVD and pictures of the band.

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He writes that the Chili Peppers tried to explain to the custom officials who asked for the autographs that they had the wrong band, "but they insisted that we sign anyway."

Flea says he did play a song with Metallica once, but adds that he's no Robert Trujillo, Metallica's bassist.