Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have a new target for a drum battle...Metallica's Lars Ulrich.
The two did a joint interview with Spin to talk about their drum battle on The Tonight Show last month, and when asked if they had any other plans together Ferrell mentioned doing a drum off with Ulrich. He added, "Lars gets [ticked] because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad. He can settle that score now, too." Smith chimed in, "There it is. The gauntlet is down."
Lars has since ACCEPTED the matchup. His statement to Spin Magazine is below:
"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!!!"
Here's the original "DRUM OFF" on Jimmy Fallon