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Chad Smith, Will Ferrell, and Lars Ulrich set to do drumming battle!

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Chad Smith, Will Ferrell, and Lars Ulrich set to do drumming battle!

After the much anticipated drum battle between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the world was left wondering what could possibly top it! Their next doppelgänger target: Lars Uruich!

“Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” Ferrell told Spin recently. “He can settle that score now, too.” Smith added, “There it is. The gauntlet is down.”

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Guy trolls Chad Smith, Chad Smith retweets to his 323k followers

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Guy trolls Chad Smith, Chad Smith retweets to his 323k followers

In the spirit of good natured ribbing for the upcoming Chad Smith/Will Ferrell/Lars Ulrich drum off, Chad popped off a little trash talk on Twitter.

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It seems one dedicated Metallica fan took it personally:

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So naturally, Mr. Smith retweeted it to his 323k followers.

Chad Smith – 1, Internet troll – 0.

Chad Smith played to a track during Super Bowl Halftime! Is this a big deal?

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Chad Smith played to a track during Super Bowl Halftime! Is this a big deal?

If you blinked, you may have missed the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime show with Bruno Mars.  They certainly gave a crazy (and topless) performance, but if you thought it sounded too good, you may have been on to something. Turns out, the boys were playing along to a track! Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnnn.

Amid all the controversy, however, Flea has come out to explain things and basically says it’s just business.

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P.S. They are auctioning off this gently used kit for charity!

RUSH Guitarist Interviewed by Chad Smith

RUSH Guitarist Interviewed by Chad Smith

From Blabbermouth:

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith launched his own podcast on May 13 through Music Radar called “In Conversation with Chad Smith”. The series bills itself as a non-traditional interview format offering insight into the personal and professional lives of musicians. Smith’s guest for the first installment was RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson, whom he sat down with in Los Angeles a few days before RUSH was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last month.

Click here to listen to the interview!

Chad Smith Drum App

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Chad Smith Drum App

Did you know Chad Smith has his very own Drum App over on the iTunes Store?  From the description:

Check out what makes Chad tick…from his work to his influences. Watch videos and drum clinics, get the latest news, see the upcoming tour dates and discover drummers you may have never heard before with our unique Drummer GPS!*

Click here to check it out…

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Drum Guru iPad app

Drum instructional vids and charts right on your iPad featuring some of the best in the business.

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New RHCP out in August

Chad Smith has confirmed that a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album will be out in August.  According to Rock it Out Blog, Smith says, “It’s been going good. We got lots of songs, we’re just choosing the ones that are gonna be on the album. It sounds great.”

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