Will Ferrell accepts Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith's drum-off challenge

Chad Smith will battle 'Anchorman' actor if enough money is raised for cancer charity

Will Ferrell accepts Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith's drum-off challenge

Photo: PA

Anchorman actor Will Ferrell has accepted the challenge of a drum battle set by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

Last week Ferrell made light of the uncanny similarity in looks between him and Smith while hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything, which led to the Red Hot Chili Peppers member challenging him to a musical duel. Ferrell did not reply immediately but has now accepted the offer, on the provision that they raise money for a cancer charity.

Ferrell's reply came during another AMA, this time hosted by Smith. The comedy actor participated and wrote: "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 (£182,000) 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. Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse sized horse?"

Smith also did some trash talking in the direction of his comedian nemesis in the AMA, writing, "I have to comment that I think 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."

Come the drum battle Smith presumably won't be playing the drumkit he played during the band's Super Bowl half-time show appearance on February 2, which he is auctioning.

He is seeking to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and will sell the instrument, along with drumsticks, to the highest bidder. Earlier this week, meanwhile, it was confirmed that Red Hot Chili Peppers' instruments were not plugged in during their Super Bowl performance.

Read More On This Artist

Red Hot Chili Peppers Merchandise
More News
Hot Chip share video for new song 'Need You Now' - watch
Judas Priest launch their own brand of coffee to celebrate 35th anniversary of 'British...
The Vaccines share sci-fi 'Dream Lover' video - watch
Leon Bridges announces debut album 'Coming Home'
The Rolling Stones 'floating the idea' of playing 'Sticky Fingers' in full on...
Save Soho campaign announce London club night The Residency
The Beatles' Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon
East London venue Rich Mix facing closure
O2 Priority Tickets for James Bay, The War On Drugs and Action Bronson available now
Swedish parliament votes to keep law banning dancing in public
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia dies following battle with cancer
Damon Albarn says Blur were 'too young and stupid' to value their relationship in the past
Scott Weiland guitarist Jeremy Brown dies aged 34
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Glasgow's Arches venue saved from shutting as council rejects police closure order
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM