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Neil Peart Tribute Show to Feature Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith

Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers highlight an all-star group of drummers who will pay tribute to the late, great…
Daniel Kohn / September 8, 2020

Josh Klinghoffer Details His Red Hot Chili Peppers Departure and Legacy: ‘It’s Not Like I Feel Like a Failure’

A phone call with Eddie Vedder helped guitarist move forward from the surprising dismissal
Daniel Kohn / February 4, 2020

To Live and Die in L.A.: Our 1999 Feature on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Californication’

On the 20th anniversary of 'Californication,' revisit our August 1999 feature on the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
RJ Smith / June 7, 2019

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Play Halloween Concert at Chad Smith’s Kids’ School

The students at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California were treated to an impromptu Red Hot Chili Peppers concert during a Halloween assembly this morning.
Maggie Serota / October 31, 2018

Watch Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, Chad Smith, and Brandi Carlile Cover Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”

On Monday night, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Will Ferrell, his doppelgänger and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Dave Matthews Band's Stefan Lessard,…
Maggie Serota / February 14, 2018

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “The Pretender” at the Acropolis

As part of the PBS docu-series Landmarks Live in Concert, Foo Fighters performed an enthusiastic  rendition of the "The Pretender" in front of a packed crowd at…
Arielle Gordon / October 25, 2017

Scott Baio Says Wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Attacked Him for Supporting Trump

Washed-up sitcom actor turned Donald Trump surrogate Scott Baio has filed a police report claiming that Nancy Mack, who's married to Red Hot Chili Peppers…
Anna Gaca / December 15, 2016

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell Make Drumming a Team Sport at Red Hot Benefit Gig

Last night, celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith teamed up once more last night at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, for the Red Hot Benefit…
Andrew Unterberger / April 30, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Crashed a Foo Fighters Concert

Foo Fighters don't normally do encores, but their Wednesday night show featured a surprise appearance by a guest special enough to make them…
James Grebey / July 16, 2015

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 in…
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 in England where Led…
Rachel Brodsky / January 16, 2015

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 Peppers drummer.
James Grebey / October 21, 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…
Chris Martins / September 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 founding…
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 last…
Marc Hogan / June 10, 2014
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