News

Will Ferrell/Chad Smith ‘drum off’

Will Ferrell/Chad Smith ‘drum off’

DRUM VERSUS COWBELL: Chad Smith came out on top but both drummers were pretty impressive. Photo: YouTube

ferrellsmith
Will Ferrell, left, and Chad Smith, right, look so much alike it’s scary.

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith forced Will Ferrell to concede in a long-awaited “drum-off” on Thursday by outshining the actor with his musical skills but the funnyman was still crowned the champ.

The rocker challenged the “Anchorman” star to a battle in an online video in February after Ferrell made fun of their resemblance during a question-and-answer session on Reddit.com.

The duo came head-to-head on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday when they thrilled the audience by wearing identical clothing and impersonating each other during an interview about their “rivalry.”

Ferrell and Smith then climbed behind drum kits and began trading beats and light-hearted insults, but after several exchanges, the funnyman gave up and dropped his drumsticks to the floor.

However, Ferrell was determined not to be totally outdone, so he began playing a cowbell as the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers appeared onstage for a performance of Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.”

The drum-off was staged to raise money for charities Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock.

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Tentative ID For Human Remains

Albemarle Police patch (use this one)

Albemarle Police await confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

UVA Community Alert: Rape

UVA logo

The Office of the Dean of Students received multiple reports of an off-campus sexual assault late Thursday morning.

in National, World

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

21-overlay13

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

in National

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

congressmcconnell

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

in Local

Vicki Gardner’s Condition Improves

WDBJ Shootings Suspect Car I-66 082615 (from State Police)

The condition of the woman shot and wounded during the WDBJ interview has improved.