June 12, 2014


Chad Smith & Will Ferrell Challenge Metallica's Lars Ulrich to a Drum-Off

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Update 6/12: Lars Ulrich has accepted the drum-off challenge from Ferrell and Smith. In a statement provided to SPIN, the Metallica rocker said: "It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element between Chad Smith and Will Ferrell, when I'm TRULY the one carrying that dead-ringer gene around! As for any further drum-offs, I'm sure that with a bit of practice, I could give Chad a run for his money. But Will? That's a whole different story. He rules the "bad-ass drummer universe." I mean, you're talking about a guy who's so next level, actually, so beyond next level, that he may just be completely unreachable! That said, I'm definitely up for the challenge…Bring it on!!!"

A few weeks ago, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and comedian Will Ferrell faced off in a historic drum-off on The Tonight Show. Now, the two have set their sights on a third competitor: Metallica's Lars Ulrich. 

Speaking with Spin, the two hinted that there is a third Chad Smith/Will Ferrell look-a-like out there. "We did talk about another drum-off," Ferrell said. "With a third person that looks eerily similar to Chad and I. A third drummer out there. Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith. He can settle that score now, too."

"There it is," Smith added. "The gauntlet is down."

It's safe to say that EVERYBODY wants this to happen. Let's make it so. 

Revisit the original drum-off below: