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Will Ferrell And RHCP’s Chad Smith Face Off On The Tonight Show

Submitted by on May 23, 2014 – 1:18 pmNo Comment

As we reported last week, celebrity look-alikes Will Ferrell and Chad Smith faced each other in a “drum-off” on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Smith had complained for years that he was constantly being mistaken for the Anchorman star, who would receive credit as the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The two agreed to the match last week during an AMA on Reddit.

Host Fallon explained the rules as Ferrell and Smith each took their place behind a drum kit: four solos each, to see who rocks the hardest.

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Ferrell began. Conspicuously, the movement of his drum sticks did not match the sounds coming from his set- and the camera focused on closeups during his more advanced portions.

Smith countered with some impressive percussion, though he did lose a stick while attempting to flip it off a snare and catch it.

For his final solo, Ferrell pulled out a surprise weapon: more cowbell. The Roots, Fallon’s house band, then launched into “Don’t Fear The Reaper,” the Creedence Clearwater Revival song featured in Ferrell’s famous Cowbell sketch; Smith joined in, and his bandmates suddenly appeared to jam.

Perhaps surprisingly, Fallon crowned Ferrell the winner of the “Golden Cowbell” drum-off.

What do you think- is a rematch in order?

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