Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith said while answering questions from Twitter via Rolling Stone that he and his celebrity lookalike Will Ferrell might take their “drum-off” routine on the road. Smith and Ferrell have both acknowledged how similar they look and had fun with it earlier this year by staging a drum battle on The Tonight Show to prove that they were two separate people.
Now Smith revealed, “We have been talking about doing something next year that will combine music and comedy — a show. It will benefit the charities that we’re into. Plus, I think I need to redeem myself from how I was robbed of the Golden Cowbell. I don’t want to burst any bubbles, but he wasn’t even playing the drums, people! Shenanigans! Call the cops, I’ve been robbed! Yeah, so, it’s not over.”
Asked about extending the invite to Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich — who looks nothing like either man — Smith replied, “We got such a kick out of saying we’d battle Lars, who obviously looks nothing like us — this small Danish man. We’re like, ‘Yeah, that guy really looks like us.’ . . . He took it and was really fun about it.”
Ferrell also joined Smith, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready and others for a benefit concert in Seattle a few months after the “drum-off.” Smith said about the whole experience so far with Ferrell, “It’s been a fun thing that has just kept going. It’s got this life of its own.”
The Chili Peppers are currently working on their 11th studio album with an unnamed producer for release sometime in 2015. Smith said, “We all have high hopes that it’s going to take off and we’re going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
He did, however, dismiss the idea of a 25th anniversary tour for the band’s mainstream breakthrough record, 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, explaining, “I wouldn’t say ‘never’ to anything, but we’re always moving forward and we don’t look back too much.”