Chad Smith and Will Ferrell Ready for New Drum-Off

2016-03-09

Story by Charles Ken

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell are together again

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell got together for a silly drum-off back in 2014, playing off the idea the two are basically lookalikes. Now, the guys will get back together this April for a charity event.

Ferrell and Funny or Die will host the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera on April 29 in Los Angeles. In addition to the drum-off, the event will have a lineup or artists put together by Smith, including Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera,” Ferrell said in a statement, referring to a Latin American celebration that rings in a girl’s 15th birthday.

“I’d like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years,” he added. “Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceneara. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”

Smith and Ferrell’s last drum-off, which aired on “The Tonight Show,” pulled in almost half a million dollars for charity.

“We had so much fun with Will on the drum off and ultimately getting the entire band together to participate on ‘The Tonight Show,'” Smith said. “So much goodwill came out of one silly joke. We’ve been trying to find another way to get together and do some more good for our respective causes and I think we have found it. I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceanera either.”

Funds raised from the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera will go towards Cancer for College and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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