A tape snafu left one musician embarrased for a live musical performace on Saturday Night Live. Ashlee Simpson stood on stage while a track of her singing "Pieces of Me" played in the background and her band played a different song.
Ashlee did a quick “hoe-down” before walking off stage 35 seconds later. NBC quickly cut to commercial.
Manager and father Joe Simpson said the audio tape was a result of Ashlee’s recent fight with acid reflux.
“Sometimes our voice is not perfect and it doesn’t go,” Joe said. “It doesn’t mean you can’t sing. It just means ya’ gotta’ do what you gotta’ do.”
Joe continued to say that every major star he’s seen has done the same thing.
“Our young drummer was so excited to be on Saturday Night Live, [he] did not reset the machine after he did ‘Pieces.’”
Ashlee commented on her website that her voice was overworked.
“I'll hold my head high and say I think it was silly of me to do it, silly of me to blame the band, I was just so fucking embarrassed,” she wrote. “But I don't think it did me much harm, and people will see that soon."
Mmm hmm.. and I saw a UFO flying in the sky.