Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer to Face off With Will Ferrell on Tonight Show Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.16.2014
An epic drum battle...
Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have a drum duel slated for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and actor/comedian have set the date of May 22nd for their drum battle, which will air on Fallon's show.
Smith challenged Ferrell to the battle after the Anchorman star made reference to their uncanny similarity during a Reddit AMA in February, joking, "It was great to finally clear up the fact that I am Chad Smith." The comment was in jest but Ferrell turned it into a fundraising opportunity and after $300,000 was raised for Cancer For College, they agreed to set a date.
Smith told Rolling Stone, "I'm all for it. But unless Will's been practicing or is secretly a crazy, wild drummer, I think it'll be evident right off the bat who the real Chad Smith is. I'm ready to take him down."
Ferrell added, "I have not been practicing. There's no amount of practice that would help me become a good drummer."