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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Musician Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers performs onstage during the DirecTV Super Saturday Night co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV at Pier 70 on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for DirecTV)

During Jimmy Fallon’s time hosting The Tonight Show, he’s had many successful bits, but this one certainly rocks the most.

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who celebrates his birthday today (October 25) and Will Ferrell have had a playful feud over the years, which mainly stems from the fact they both look a lot alike.  During 2014, the feud finally came to a head and resulted in the drum off below.

Both wearing KISS Destroyer t-shirts, leather jackets and faded jeans, Smith is the better drummer, but Ferrell held his own…sort of.  There seemed to be quite a number of close-ups, so we’re thinking there was a bit of TV magic going on, and Ferrell was pantomiming to a recorded track.

Despite this Ferrell came out on top, with a little help from some cowbell and a surprise appearance by the rest of the Chili Peppers.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off

Jimmy officiates Will and Chad's battle for the title of greatest drummer on the Tonight Show that ends in a surprise performance of "Don't Fear the Reaper" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.