Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell to Drum Battle
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has finally had enough of someone else cashing in on his fame and good looks -- and he's taking strong action to make it stop.
Of course, the person he's talking about is 'Anchorman' star Will Ferrell, who claimed during a Redditt 'Ask Me Anything' session yesterday that he and Smith -- long suspected of being twins separated at birth -- were in fact one and the same person.
“It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other,” Ferrell stated. “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.”
Even though you'd think that he would sit quietly and let "Will Ferrell"'s movie royalty checks get redirected to his bank accounts, Smith has clearly taken exception to this attempted identity theft. The way he's looking to settle things -- "Drum battle, me and you, I've seen your skills, you don't got 'em, let's go, golden cowbell... winner.. boom!" -- seems a bit unusual, but we're guessing it might be more fun to watch (and hopefully much shorter) than 'Anchorman 2.'