Will Ferrell To Face Red Hot Chilli Pepper Chad Smith In Drum Vs Cowbell Showdown

Mother of God. Will Ferrell has officially accepted a drum battle challenge with lookalike drummer Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

When the two first met it was electrifying. Ferrell, seeing Smith from across the room (or just looking into a mirror), sauntered his way over to speak to his doppelganger. The only words that Ferrell spoke to Smith were “you’re a very handsome man” before he disappeared into the night.

Since that moment, Ferrell has been doing his best to impersonate Smith at every turn.

After years of impersonations, Smith has finally put his foot down and challenged Ferrell to a drum battle. When asked on a Reddit AMA if the drum battle would go ahead, Smith again called out Ferrell.

“If he chooses to accept the drum battle… If I LOSE, I will work free of charge as his stand-in on his next film or wash his car for the duration of filming. But if I WIN, he has to give me free pedicures for a year. Gotta take care of your feet!”

It seemed like that was the end of the matter, but after Smith signed off on the AMA, Ferrell logged on to graciously accept the drum battle.

“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 Chilli Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call.”

Smith returned to the site to respond, “Hey Will, I’ve logged back in JUST to accept your challenge. Bring IT!”

Coming to a Red Hot Chilli Peppers Concert or public library near you.

Photo: Kevork Djansezian via Getty

Via Music Feeds