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Chad Smith

He is mostly famous as the drummer of the Chilies but he also writes and collaborates with many artists and also has a double, a very famous actor who resembles. Drummer Chad Smith was born on October 25, 1961 so here are some interesting facts about him...


1. He learned to play drums at the age of 7 and was very influenced by bands like: Rush, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin and more...


2. One of the people who influenced his drumming style was Larry Fratangelo, a percussionist who played with him in one of the bands when he was a teenager. He exposed him to the Funk and R&B style. From there he started listening to drummers like: David Garibaldi, Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield and more ...



3. In December 1988 after the band Red Hot Chili Peppers fired their drummer D.H. Peligro and auditioned to find a new drummer, Chad accepted the role.


4. A few months later in 1989 the band released their fourth but first album with Chad "Mother's Milk".


5. Two years later the band's breakthrough album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" was released. The album went straight into third place on the Billboard charts and has sold double-digit numbers of millions of copies to date.


6. After a number of guitarist exchanges in 1995, the band released their third album "One Hot Minute" with guitarist Dave Navarro.


7. In 1999 the band released their seventh and most successful album to date "Californiacation"

When guitarist John Frusciante returned to the band.



8. But after the release of the other two albums "By the Way" which came out in 2002 and "Stadium Arcadium" which came out in 2006 (and became the band's first album to take first place on Billboard) John again left the band. In 2011 the band released their tenth album "I'm With You" with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.


9. In 2012, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


10. Four years later the band's 11th and latest album "The Getaway" was released. In 2019 we were informed that John has returned to the band and the band plans to release another album.


11. In 2007 together with the famous Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes Chad formed a band called Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats which focused on punk and fusion. The band has released two studio albums Meet the Meatbats "(2009)," More Meat "(2010)" and a live performance album Live Meat And Potatoes "(2012)".



12. In 2008 Chad joined the crazy supergroup Chickenfoot which included Sammy Hagar (Van Helen), Joe Satriani (renowned guitarist) and Michael Anthony (Van Helen). The band has released two Chickenfoot studio albums from 2009 and Chickenfoot III from 2011, as well as a live album from LV from 2012.



13. In 2010 he released a children's album called “Rhythm Train” with singer Dick Van Dyke, an album that was highly acclaimed and successful.


14. During 2015-2019 he was part of the studio band 8G Band in the famous guest show Late Night with Seth Meyers


15. From May 2018 he started broadcasting a radio show called "Volume West" together with broadcaster Lyndsey Parker on SiriusXM radio


16. Chad is considered one of the great and esteemed studio drummers, he has collaborated with a wide variety of artists such as: Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Nettles, Kid Rock and more ...



17. He recorded with Glenn Hughes four studio albums.


18. He recorded with Joe Satriani his 2018 album "What Happens Next".


19. He co-wrote and recorded all the drum roles on Ozzy Osbourne's new album named "Ordinary Man" which came out in 2020. He recorded and co-wrote the album with Duff McKagan (Guns) and producer Andrew Watt.


20. Chad is very well known for the appearance resemblance he has with actor Will Ferrel, who is six years younger than him. After the noise created by the thing, the two appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and then held several charity shows together.


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