What began as a joke during his Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) it now appears Will Ferrell has inadvertently signed himself up for a drum battle against Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith! It’s no secret that the pair resemble one another, or that both share a passion for percussion based on Ferrell's scene in his movie Stepbrothers, his cowbell skills on SNL and of course Smith’s 28-year career with the Chili Peppers.
Ferrell first wrote during his Reddit AMA:
It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other. 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.
Smith then took to Instagram to post a video with an official invitation for the drum challenge:
Ferrell accepted the offer, but with a catch, by commenting on Smith's own Reddit AMA:
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.
Smith then replied:
Hey Will, I’ve logged back in JUST to accept your challenge. Bring IT!
Looks like we'll be seeing a battle in the near future!