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Chad Smith

Chad Smith (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician, best known as the longtime and current drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Smith is also ... More »Chad Smith (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician, best known as the longtime and current drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Smith is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes' backing band and his own instrumental side-project, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats. In 2010 Smith released a children's record, Rhythm Train which he recorded with legend, Dick Van Dyke, and Leslie Bixler. In April 2010 MTV named Rhythm Train one of the best children's records of all time. In addition to Smith's bands, he also records with many other musicians including The Dixie Chicks, Kid Rock, George Clinton and Outernational. Smith was ranked #87 on Rolling Stone list of "100 Greatest Drummers of All time". Chad Smith was born to Curtis and Joan Smith in Richfield, Minnesota. He has two older siblings, Bradley and Pamela. He grew up in Homewood, Illinois or Flossmoor, Illinois where he attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School for two years.... [ Wikipedia ]

Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith sorry for wiping his backside with soccer shirt

Drummer Chad Smith has been in the Red Hot Chilli Peppers since 1988. Chad Smith is the drummer for U.S. rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers (CNN) -- Never underestimate Brazil's love for football -- a lesson learned the hard way by the drummer from one of the America's biggest rock ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith and Will Ferrell for charity drum battle

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith and Will Ferrell on course for drum duel Photograph: Sarah Lee Will Ferrell is set for a charity “drum battle” with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. The comedy actor accepted Smith’s public challenge, promising “the greatest drum ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer sent death threats after provoking Brazilian football fans

Chad Smith has made a grovelling apology after he was filmed putting the red and black strip of Rio de Janeiro club, Flamengo, down the back of his trousers - pretending to wipe his behind. The video shows him throwing it to the back of the stage as the crowd turns ugly. Smith...

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NAMM Show 2012: Overview

A walk through one of the main halls at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday found you running into Joe Satriani at the Marshall booth as well as everyone from Bernard Purdie, Chad Smith, Doug Aldrick, Mikael Akerfeldt, Steve Smith, Synyster Gates and Ray Luzier running around...

Drummer Kenny Aronoff: Chickenfoot is the gig that everybody has wanted

... Kenny was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.” Aronoff has been filling the drum throne with Chickenfoot, normally occupied by Chad Smith...

The Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith Drum Battle Is On

The path to this grand battle of similar-looking famous people began when Will Ferrell acknowledged in his Reddit AMA on Feb. 4 that he bore a striking resemblance to Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith. Ferrell took the statement a step further by proclaiming that in, fact, they ...

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith to face off in charity drum battle

Will Ferrell is set to face off against Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith in a charity drum battle. The rocker threw down the gauntlet for a musical duel in an online video after Ferrell made light of the resemblance between himself and the musician during a question and answer ...

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith to Battle Each Other In Epic Drum-Off

After last week’s shocking revelation that movie star Will Ferrell actually is Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and not just his doppelgänger, it seems Smith is upping the ante. In a video posted to the (Ferrell backed) Funny or Die Instagram account, Smith ...

Will Ferrell Reveals That He’s Actually Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith

Chad Smith… or Will Ferrell? (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Quick: have you ever seen Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell in the same room together? The almost uncanny resemblance between the rock star and the funnyman is a well-documented and ...

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Planned house demolition upsets Malibu neighbors

Among Point Dume residents who are urging preservation of the house — as well as million-dollar views — are Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Don Rickles and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "In my wildest dreams, I would never, ever have thought it would be possible for ...

DrumChannel.com Partners With Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith

DrumChannel.com today announced a partnership with Chad Smith to be the official sponsor and provide exclusive content through his "Chad Smith Drum App", which is available for free in the Android market and on iPhones. Smith, who is already a member of the DrumChannel.com ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Want Jimmy Page For Knebworth Show

Speaking to Londons Daily Star, Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith said, "Jimmy Page has come to our shows before but we havent had a chance to play with him. That would be really cool, so maybe that can happen. Maybe we can get Page to come out to Knebworth. I saw him come on with Foo ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pen New Tunes

Hence, drummer Chad Smith, bassist Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer decided to get together in Los Angeles and jam on some new music. "We just rehearsed and came up with some new song ideas and stuff and played together for two weeks, and it was really fun," Smith told ...

Chad Smith Vs. Will Ferrell Drum Battle Officially On, Charity Goal Fully Met

Chad Smith Vs. Will Ferrell Drum Battle Officially On, Charity Goal Fully Met An epic drum battle between Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and comedian Will Ferrell is officially set to take place, as the $300,000 charity goal was fully met. As reported, meeting the Cancer for ...

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Set for a 'Drum Vs. Cowbell Showdown'

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Set for a 'Drum Vs. Cowbell Showdown' Following Will Ferrell's statement that he and Chad Smith are actually the same person, the Chili Peppers drummer has thrown down the gauntlet for the actor to face off against him in a drum battle. As Loudwire ...

Will Ferrell: 'There Is No Will Farrell, Only Chad Smith'

Comedian Will Ferrell has further acknowledged the resemblance between himself and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith by claiming that the pair are one and the same. In an AMA Reddit session, the man behind Ron Burgundy offered the following humorous insight: "It has been ...

Drum! Magazine and DrumChannel.com Present 'Chad Smith's Bombastic Drum Contest'

Magazine, DrumChannel.Com and the Chad Smith Drum App are inviting drummers of all ages - and from virtually everywhere on the planet - to participate in "Chad Smith's Bombastic Drum Contest. " To enter, drummers simply have to download one of three, free, "minus-drums" Bombastic ...

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