You can kind of see the resembl... actually, no. No, you really can't.

Red Hot Chili Peppers might have been around for almost as long as their fellow American musicians Metallica, but you wouldn't particularly confuse one for the other - either in how they look or how they sound.

However, airport officials in Belarus did just that the other day, when they took RHCP into a room and insisted that they sign a load of Metallica pictures and merch.

Bassist Flea posted the picture to Instagram, relaying the story of their mistaken identity with the caption: "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."