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Drummer Battle: Chad Smith vs. Stephen Perkins

It’s time for an alt battle straight outta southern California.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins have been the backbone for their respective bands for decades.  Both have inspired countless drummers over the years that it’s hard to imagine rock without them.

But which one is best?

Vote in the poll below and post the reasons for your vote in the comments!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.