It’s no secret how much RHCP drummer Chad Smith and funnyman Will Ferrell resemble each other. Most recently, this fact led to a hilarious exchange between the two after a Reddit AMA session where Ferrell said: “It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other,” he wrote. “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.”
Chad Smith responded shortly after with a post to Funny Or Die’s Instagram account: “Stop impersonating me! In fact…I need you…Drum battle, me and you. I’ve seen you. I’ve seen your skills. You don’t got ’em. Let’s go.”
Although it took him a few days, Ferrell has now responded to Smith’s challenge, logging on to the RHCP drummer’s own AMA to suggest the two take place in a drumming duel for charity: “Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here. I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle,” Ferrell wrote. “If we can raise $300,000 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 has since accepted Ferrell’s challenge after calling the actor “a delusional imposter.”
“He needs to seek professional help because I am obviously more talented and handsome than he is,” Smith wrote in his AMA. “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.”
All we know is — this is one drum battle we can’t wait to see!