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Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith to Will Ferrell: ‘Stop Impersonating Me’

Drummer challenges comedian to a ‘drum battle’

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Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Will Ferrell.

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Much has been made of the similarities between Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. When someone brought up the resemblance to the actor in a Reddit AMA earlier this week, Ferrell replied, “A lot of people think that it’s me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.”

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Thanks to Funny or Diethe duo have kept the bit going with two Instagram videos. In the first, Ferrell says that it’s “great to finally clear up the fact that I am Chad Smith.” Smith doubles down on the joke, telling Ferrell to “stop impersonating me” and challenging him to a “drum battle.” “I’ve seen your skills,” says Smith. “You don’t got ’em.” Check it out below.

Will Ferrell 


Chad Smith 


No word on if the two will end up collaborating, but at least one musician wants to work with Ferrell. In the same AMA, Snoop Dogg dropped by to ask, “Ayy, Will, imma need some more cowbell on tha next album, u game?”. Ferrell, of course, said he was game. “I’ve also got some beats that I want to run by you,” the actor said. “I’m warning you now, they’re not good.”


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