Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Are Gearing Up For an Epic ‘Drum Battle’

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As Ron Burgundy would say, “Boy, that escalated quickly.”

Will Ferrell has accepted a challenge from Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to face off in an epic drum battle if enough money is raised for his charity campaign.

The competition is a result of a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session that Ferrell did to promote his charity campaign through Cancer for College. Fans have long associated Ferrell and Smith as doppelgängers and brought up the similarities several times during the AMA. After the session ended, Ferrell posted a video making the dubious claim that he, in fact, is actually Chad Smith.

The seven-time Grammy winning Chili’s member caught wind of the video and offered up a challenge. “I need you. Drum battle. Me and You. I’ve seen your skills. You don’t got ’em. Let’s go.”

Ferrell officially accepted the challenge by posting a comment on Smith’s Reddit AMA on February 7.

“Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here. I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. 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.”

He then added: “Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse sized horse?” Hm, good question Will.

Well, it looks like we have one very loud public library jam session to look forward to.

Our only question: Will Christopher Walken be there to officiate?

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