The year 2014 brought us one of the most ambitious and entertaining crossovers of music and Hollywood of all time. A drum battle between actor Will Ferrell, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
During a reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session, Ferrell wrote: “It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other.”
“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.”
Following this cheeky claim, Chad Smith challenged Ferrell to a drum-off, “Drum battle, me and you,” declared Smith in a video posted to Instagram. “I’ve seen your skills, you don’t got ‘em, let’s go, golden cowbell… winner.. boom!” he added.
Ferrell accepted the challenge, leading to the lookalikes using the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the public forum to settle their doppelgänger differences once and for all.