A quick recap for those of you who do not follow not-metal related music news. Several weeks ago a drum off competition took place between RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ drummer Chad Smith and comedian/actor Will Ferrel (Anchorman, Blades of Glory,…). The two have been compared with each other for such a long time because of their physical resemblance. The comical feud led up to a drum battle on The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon. The whole thing provided for entertaining television and money collected for charities Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock. It only needed a little bit more cowbell in my opinion…

A few days ago Ferrel and Smith had shouted out to METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich for another drum battle because the Dane’s appearance is ‘eerily similar’ to theirs. Ulrich in the meantime has accepted the challenge:

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!!!

On his Facebook Chad Smith already gave the following advice to Lars Ulrich:

Two pieces of advice for Lars: Leave the double bass drums at home and load up on cowbells!

Hopefully this whole things raises some more money for charity while being equally entertaining for us. My money is on Will Ferrel.

Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/lars-ulrich-accepts-will-ferrell-chad-smith-drum-off-challenge/

Extra note: browsing through comments online I also found someone suggesting that they should invite Tom Hanks and Neil Peart (RUSH) for a drum battle to settle their resemblance issues.

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