Their eerie resemblance has been remarked upon for years, and it was only a matter of time before the pair battled it out for fame supremacy. That time has finally come. Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith faced off in a drum-off for charity on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and you’ll be amazed by how far each went in a bid to reign supreme.
Watch the Will Ferrell & Chad Smith drum battle
Yes, that would be cowbell. More cowbell. And we’re pretty sure Questlove was playing for Ferrell, kinda like Flea was playing air bass at the Super Bowl.
The seeds for a drum-off were planted earlier this year during a Reddit AMA when Ferrell was asked about the spooky similarity between the two.
“It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other,” Ferrell answered. “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.”
Smith responded, “I’m all for it. But unless Will’s been practicing or is secretly a crazy, wild drummer, I think it’ll be evident right off the bat who the real Chad Smith is. I’m ready to take him down.”
Ferrell and Smith raised funds for Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock, respectively.