Update 5/13 2 p.m. PT: The long awaited Will Ferrell/Chad Smith drumoff is actually
happening. Smith shared on his Twitter feed that an announcement is coming this Thursday.
Lookalikes Will Ferrell and Chad Smith of the Red Hot
Chili Peppers went
and forth in recent Ask Me Anything sessions on Reddit, which led Smith to issue a "drum
challenge" to the famous actor. Well, Ferrell has accepted the challenge as we await a
and place for the drum battle to take place.
During Smith's AMA session, Ferrell stated "Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here. I saw your video
and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 for
Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the
world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front
of a mutually convenient public library. Your call." In typical Ferrell fashion, he ended
his missive with, "Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse
Earlier in Smith's AMA he responded to a question about whether the drum battle would take
place by saying, "Mr. Ferrell is a delusional imposter. It seems to me that he has gone
off his meds and he needs to seek professional help because I am obviously more talented
and handsome than he is. You know, his cowbell work is well-documented, but his drumset
skills are nominal based on Step Brothers the film. Other than wiping his testicles on the
drums, which of course I give high marks to. Tell Will Ferrell anytime, anyplace, I'll
him down. I don't want to embarrass him, but I'd say don't bring your family. Especially
children. I don't want them to see this."