Chad Smith And Will Ferrell Officially To Face Off In Drum Battle
Two heavyweights of entertainment have agreed to face off, perpetuating a rivalry that could “go on until the end of time.” Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and comedy star Will Ferrell will have a head-to-head drum battle on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this Thursday, May 22, to settle once and for all who is the better drummer.
Fans know that the rivalry has little to do with drumming skill, and more to do with a genetic coincidence. The rock star and the comedian bear an uncanny resemblance to each other, and claim to even have been mistaken for one another.
As Ferrell is the better known name, Smith is sometimes mistaken in performances and appearances for the Anchorman star.
“We’re going to have a drum-off to see who the real Chad Smith is,” the real Chad 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’s percussion experience is limited mainly to his famous Cowbell sketch on SNL, and a memorable scene in the movie Step Brothers where he rubbed his genitals on a drum kit.
The event will also serve as a fundraiser for two charities, Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock.