It’s the moment you all have been waiting for. Or, maybe it isn’t but watching these two doppelgangers battle to the drum death on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will be hilariously awesome.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have agreed to showcase their drumming skills for the world to see on Thursday, May 22. After mistaken identities and provoking smack talk, an agreement has been made. In the end, proving who is the best drummer between these two.
Ferrell started a Reddit – Ask Me Anything acknowledging his resemblance to the RHCP Drummer, which lead to a Funny or Die Instagram video of Ferrell explaining, “I am actually Chad Smith.” THEN. Chad Smith responded by challenging Ferrell to a drum battle, “Stop impersonating me. In fact, I need you… drum battle. Me and you. I’ve seen your skills; you don’t got ‘em. Let’s go. Golden cowbell. Winner. Boom!”
Ferrell accepted only on the condition they raise $300,000 for the charities Little Kids Rock and Cancer for College. This goal was quickly reached due to an online fundraiser. Both Smith and Ferrell have given their opinions on the upcoming event. There are even shirts available for purchase.
[Smith] “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] “I have not been practicing. There’s no amount of practice that would help me become a good drummer.”
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[Photo credit: Funny or Die Instagram]