99Rock Music News: Watch Will Ferrell & Chad Smith’s Epic Drum Battle on ‘Tonight Show’
Chad Smith… or Will Ferrell? (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
By Shannon Carlin
Wearing the exact same leather jacket, KISS t-shirt and navy blue baseball hat (backwards, of course), Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith proved once and for all last night (May 22) on The Tonight Show that they are not in fact the same guy.
But, what they were really there to do they was off their skills in a very traditional drum-off that would lead to the crowning of the best drummer.
Turns out, Will Ferrell isn’t that bad at drumming (Step Brothers must have really paid off), but he’s much better at smack talking. After one particularly good solo, he shouted, “I just blew my own mind” and asked Smith if he played for the “Lukewarm Chili Peppers.”
In the end, Ferrell realized he was fighting an uphill battle and grabbed the instrument he knows best. Nope, not the jazz flute, the cowbell.