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Published: 2014/02/10

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell to a Drum Battle

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has challenged Will Ferrell to a drum battle. Smith issued the challenge after the comedian claimed that he was, in fact, the Chili Peppers drummer during a Reddit AMA and subsequent Funny or Die Instagram post.

Ferrell, who really does have an uncanny resemblance to Smith, told a number of inquiring Redditers:

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.

Smith responded to the claim with a Funny or Die Instagram post of his own, which you can view above.


Rolling Stone reports that Ferrell has accepted Smith’s challenge, and the drum battle we be held for charity. As of now, a time and location for the competition has not been determined.

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