Finally, an excuse for Will Ferrell to touch someone else’s drumset. During his AMA from earlier this month, Ferrell wanted to clear something up: “It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other…A lot of people think that it’s me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.” Then how to explain the Funny or Die video where The Real Chad Smith challenges The Other Chad Smith to a drum battle?
Or the Reddit AMA, where The Other Chad Smith wrote, “I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call.”
There is no explanation. There is only Chad Smith (I’m going to use that excuse for everything). Anyway, the cowbell vs. drums showdown is on. No date or venue has been selected yet, but we have a sneak preview.
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