The uncanny resemblance between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith has been well documented through the years. Last night, the two stopped by The Tonight Show to settle their long-time “beef” with a good ole fashioned drum-off.
Drum-Off: Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith
The celebrity doppelgangers–clad in identical outfits–carried out the charade with conviction, answering questions as each other. At one point Ferrell recounted “Jammin’ with the Chili Peppers, with my guys. At our jamhouse,” and drinking “Chad Smith Go Juice.”
After the interview it was time for a “traditional drum-off.” Each drummer was given four solos to prove their dominance, though Ferrell received a little help from ghost-drummer Questlove. The rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined in on the last round playing “Don’t Fear the Reaper” while Ferrell went to town on the cowbell, reprising one of his most popular SNL sketches.
Later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Roots formed a big, funky super band and performed Funkadelic’s “Standing On the Verge Of Getting It On” and RHCP’s “Give It Away.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Roots – “Standing On the Verge Of Getting It On”
Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Roots – “Give It Away”
Article by Jason Schellhardt