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Published: 2014/06/12

Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Challenge

Photo: Taylor Hill

Lars Ulrich has accepted doppelgangers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s drum battle challenge. Speaking with Spin, the Metallica drummer said:

It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element between Chad Smith and Will Ferrell, when I’m TRULY the one carrying that dead-ringer gene around! As for any further drum-offs, I’m sure that with a bit of practice, I could give Chad a run for his money. But Will? That’s a whole different story. He rules the “bad-ass drummer universe.” I mean, you’re talking about a guy who’s so next level, actually, so beyond next level, that he may just be completely unreachable! That said, I’m definitely up for the challenge…Bring it on!!!

As previously reported, Ferrell and Smith recently got behind their kits for a drum battle on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The pair went neck and neck for some time until Ferrell solidified his victory by taking up the cowbell for a rendition of “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

There’s no word yet on when the next drum-off will take place or if it will be a charity event, as was the case with the Ferrell/Smith battle.


There are 13 comments associated with this post

brian June 12, 2014, 14:33:43

Maybe Will can drum up some laughs? he’s not funny, who continues to give him work?

Craig June 12, 2014, 14:47:51

Maybe Lars should have a drum off with John C Reily instead, they look a little more alike. Plus John did some killer drumming in Step Brothers.

Clive Bigsby June 12, 2014, 15:12:29

Will not funny anymore? What planet do you live on? The John C Reilly idea is genius.

Mike H. June 12, 2014, 15:22:04

is this gonna be standard drum-off rules?

Mia B. June 12, 2014, 16:40:50

This is for fun…why do people take everything so seriously?? They are trying to raise money for their charities…everyone should be thanking them for doing that. I think people need to lighten up! Geez.

Jet June 13, 2014, 00:21:15

Lars Ulrich is the best drummer in the business. Just ask him. Uh Clive? Ferrell is not funny

Ah. June 13, 2014, 07:26:24

In case y’all needed a reason to hate Lars Ulrich even more, look uo how he’s actually Sweedish Tennis royalty.

Linda Rose Barragan June 13, 2014, 08:56:00

Loved the skit. W. Ferrell always makes me laugh. Nice to see clean, entertaining comedy on a great show!

Linda Rose Barragan June 13, 2014, 09:48:20

Loved the skit. W. Ferrell always makes me laugh. Nice to see clean, entertaining comedy on a great show!

Dave Mustaine June 13, 2014, 10:18:45

Lars and Metallica reached their musical peak in 1988.

Dave the Slave June 14, 2014, 21:02:00

As much as I hate to admit it. Clive is right. Will is very funny.

dk70 June 18, 2014, 10:23:44

Will Ferrell is a comedy genius. From deadpan humor to over the top hilarity, he has it all covered.

Jerryh June 20, 2014, 22:22:18

Lars is straight garbage he is way over rated Metallica should have found a real drummer a long time ago when Cliff died !!!!

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