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

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

Last week, we posted an article discussing how Will Ferrell finally admitted to being Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You can check out Ferrell’s instagram confession as well as Smith’s response challenging the comedian to a drum battle.

Now it seems the two are going to duke it out on a drum kit for charity! No word on when it’s shaking down, but we’ll bring you the scoop when we know!

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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!

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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers are No More

Source: Rhythm Magazine

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more non-Chilis drumming action from Chad Smith, following the announcement from Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ frontman Anthony Keidis that the band has temporarily disbanded.

Talking to Rolling Stone magazine, Keidis has said that: “We’re disbanded for the moment. We actually took a very long time to make the Stadium Arcadium record, because we wrote a lot of songs and then got way too married to them and decided we need it to be a double album. Which was a great experience, but it took forever.  We were all emotionally and mentally zapped at the end of that run. Cooler heads prevailed and the discussion at the end of our last tour was, ‘Let’s not do anything Red Hot Chili Peppers-related for a minimum of one year, and just live and breathe and eat and learn new things.’”

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