Posts tagged "Red Hot Chili Peppers"

See Chad Smith Kiss the Ground of Led Zeppelin’s Headley Grange

In late 1970 or early 1971, John Bonham recorded the drums for "When the Levee Breaks" from Led Zeppelin IV. The session took place i…
By: Marc Hogan / January 22, 2015

Watch Chad Smith Visit Led Zeppelin’s Old Recording Space

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has, it seems, set foot in a holy space for percussionists: Headley Grange, a house…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 16, 2015

Flea Jumps to Defend the Honor of Kobe Bryant

ESPN drew the considerable ire of the Los Angeles Laker faithful a couple of days ago when they published Henry Abbott's takedown piece of…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Teams With Jon Batiste on ‘The Process’

Chad Smith's drum-off with his doppelganger Will Ferrell this summer was apparently just the first of many new musical collaborations for the Red Hot Chili…
By: James Grebey / October 21, 2014

Will Ferrell Teams With Chad Smith, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for Rolling Stones Cover

Just three months after their hard-fought drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith…
By: Colin Joyce / September 20, 2014

The Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Drum-Off May Get a Sequel in Seattle

The drum battle of the century may beat on. As noted by just about anyone anywhere who cares about music and/or comedy, in May, Will…
By: Chris Martins / September 9, 2014

One Hot Mansion: Buy Flea’s $6.8 Million L.A. Estate

If you're an obsessive Red Hot Chili Peppers fan who has $6.8 million to spend, you can be the proud owner of Flea's Los Angele…
By: Dan Reilly / July 9, 2014

Lars Ulrich Accepts Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Drum-Off Challenge

Lars Ulrich has picked up the gauntlet. On June 10, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith told SPIN the Metallica…
By: Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Q&A: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Challenge Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to Drum-Off

Will Ferrell may have gotten the best of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith in their The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon drum-off…
By: Marc Hogan / June 10, 2014

Chili Peppers Crash Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s Drum-Off on ‘Fallon’

Don't fear the ringer. And we don't mean cowbell. Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith staged their long-teased drum battle…
By: Marc Hogan / May 23, 2014

The Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drum Battle Now Has a Date and Venue

If you placed bets on the drum battle between Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, the time will soon come…
By: Marc Hogan / May 16, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers Call ‘Bullshit’ on Use of Music in Torture

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has responded to a report the CIA used the band's music as an "enhanced interrogation technique," and…
By: Marc Hogan / April 14, 2014

The CIA Tortured Prisoner With Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Songs

Was it Flea's enthralling bass line in "Higher Ground"? Or the octave-shifting sounds of Anthony Kiedis' yells in "Sir Psycho Sexy"? Or how about the…
By: John Surico / April 9, 2014

Flea’s Memoir Will Include ‘Myriad Experiences With Hard Drugs’

Flea recently proved that he has a way with words, penning a classy open letter in response to criticism of the Red Hot Chili…
By: Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Super Bowl Fans Feel Scandalized By Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Nipples

If history has taught us anything, it's that nipples and the Super Bowl don't mix well. Ten years after Janet Jackson stole the…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 13, 2014

Let the Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drum Battle Begin!

Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen: The drum battle between Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith is officially on.
By: Kyle McGovern / February 24, 2014

The Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drum Battle Is On

Well, the boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman isn't happening, but the drum-off between the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 10, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Calls Out Will Ferrell for ‘Impersonating’ Him

If Chad Smith is still annoyed by the hoopla surrounding the Red Hot Chili Peppers' mimed Super Bowl performance, he now has an outlet…
By: Dan Reilly / February 6, 2014

Axl Rose Invents ‘Google Ass’ in Chili Peppers-Dogging Op-Ed

Much fuss continues to be made over the Red Hot Chili Peppers' unplugged Super Bowl halftime show. After bassist Flea's letter explaining the…
By: Dan Reilly / February 5, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Cops to Super Bowl Miming in Classy Letter

Much has been made of Red Hot Chili Peppers appearing to have not even plugged in for their Super Bowl halftime show performance…
By: Marc Hogan / February 5, 2014
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