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Anthony Kiedis Out And About After Intestinal Flu Scare

The band had to cancel a planned show at the KROQ Weenie Roast festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (14May16) after he was taken to hospital experiencing "extreme stomach pain". Anthony was...

Will Ferrell & Chad Smith Recruit Remaining Chili Peppers And Devo For Charity Bash

The stars have often poked fun at their likeness and last month (Mar16), they announced they were embracing the fact they look like brothers by throwing a party to benefit their favourite charities....

Will Ferrell And Doppelganger Chad Smith Team Up For Charity Benefit

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer has been mistaken for the Anchorman star for years and even started wearing T-shirts that read "I'm not Will Ferrell" because he was constantly being stopped and...

Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Purchase Marital Home From Chad Smith

The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer bought the contemporary Venice pad for just under $2.76 million (£1.73 million) last year (14), but decided to put it back on the market months later, and...

Moby And Lynyrd Skynyrd At The Namm Show [Pictures]

Trade shows aren't usually all that interesting for people outside of the specific companies in attendance, yet for the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show things are a little different. While it is, of...

Chad Smith And Duff Mckagan Form Supergroup For Charity Benefit

Rockers Chad Smith, Duff Mckagan, and Mike Mccready formed a supergroup for a one-off performance at a charity benefit hosted by Will Ferrell on Friday (19Sep14).The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer put aside his "feud"...

Lars Ulrich Accepts Chad Smith And Will Ferrell's Drum Battle Challenge

Metallica rocker Lars Ulrich has accepted a drum battle challenge from Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith and Will Ferrell.Last month (May14), Smith and his actor look-alike went head-to-head on The Tonight Show Starring...

Chad Smith And Will Ferrell Plotting Lars Ulrich Drum Battle

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have set their sights on challenging Metallica rocker Lars Ulrich in a new drum battle.Last month (May14), Smith and his actor doppelganger went head-to-head on...

Chad Smith Triumphant In Drum-off Against Will Ferrell

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith forced Will Ferrell to concede in a long-awaited 'drum-off' on Thursday (22May14) by outshining the actor with his musical skills.The rocker challenged the Anchorman star to a battle...

Chad Smith Appalled Red Hot Chili Peppers' Music Used As Torture At Guantanamo

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith has expressed his disgust at U.S. authorities for allegedly using the band's music to torment detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.A news article recently published by Al Jazeera...

Will Ferrell Accepts Chad Smith's Drum Challenge

Will Ferrell has accepted a ''drum-off'' challenge set by Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith. The 'Anchorman' actor is known for looking strikingly similar to the famous drummer and has now agreed to a...

Will Ferrell And Chad Smith To Face Off In Charity Drum Battle

Will Ferrell is set to face off against Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith in a charity drum battle.The American rocker threw down the gauntlet for a musical duel in an online video after...

Chad Smith Challenges Will Ferrell To Drum-off

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has challenged actor Will Ferrell to a ''drum-off''. Fans often comment on how the pair bear more than a passing resemblance to each other and now drummer Chad has...

Chili Peppers Defend Unplugged Super Bowl Set

Red Hot Chili Peppers have defended their decision not to plug in their instruments at the Super Bowl. The band - who were joined Bruno Mars for a rendition of 'Give It Away' during the...

Anthony Kiedis Played Football On Super Bowl Pitch

Anthony Kiedis says playing football before the Super Bowl was a ''dream come true''.The Red Hot Chili Peppers singer and his bandmates joined Bruno Mars during the half-time performance in the NFL game between Seattle...

Chad Smith Apologises To Soccer Fans For 'Inappropriate' Team Shirt Antics

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith has apologised to fans of Brazilian soccer team Flamengo after jokingly shoving a team jersey down the back of his pants at a drum clinic.The drummer became the...

Chad Smith Receiving Death Threats After Brazilian Soccer Jersey Insult

Drummer Chad Smith has become the target of online death threats after Latin fans took offence to footage of the Red Hot Chili Peppers star jokingly shoving a Brazilian soccer jersey down the back of...

Chad Smith Picking Up Guitar For Charity Jam Session

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith is swapping his drum sticks for a guitar pick to take part in a charity jam session.The rocker will join more than 150 artists, including Paul Simon bandmember...

Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

Chad Smith Disappointed By Black Sabbath Snub

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith was disappointed not to have been asked to join Black Sabbath to work on the band's new album and felt "drummer envy" when the job went to Brad...

Sandstorm Blights Last Day Of Coachella

The Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out the first weekend of the Coachella festival in California by playing through a desert sandstorm on Sunday night (14Apr13) as drummer Chad Smith celebrated his 51st birthday.Severe winds...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Close Coachella

Red Hot Chili Peppers brought Coachella festival to a close last night (14.04.13).The 'Scar Tissue' band are celebrating 30 years together in 2013 and celebrated with a greatest hits filled set, bringing the three-day festival...

Peter Frampton & Steve Lukather Add Tributes To Late Producer Johns

Rockers Steve Lukather, Chad Smith and Peter Frampton have joined Queen star Brian May in paying tribute to late music producer and studio engineer Andy Johns, who died on Sunday (07Apr13).Johns, who worked with artists...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Can't Understand Singer

Chad Smith can't understand what Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis sings.The 'Californication' singer is known for his unorthodox vocal delivery, but drummer Chad admits even he finds it hard to make out the...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits Wow 80,000 At Knebworth

Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed an 80,000-strong UK crowd with a greatest hits set on Saturday night (23.06.12).The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers stunned revellers at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire - the group's first of only two...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Want To Perform With Jimmy

Red Hot Chili Peppers are trying to convince Jimmy Page to perform with them.'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' group are coming to the Led Zeppelin guitarist's home country, England, in June and hoping he...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Increase Morale With New Tracks

Red Hot Chili Peppers increased ''morale'' by writing new songs while their tour is delayed.The 'Under the Bridge' group had to postpone their US dates from January to the end of this month after frontman...

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Piano Songs

Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote music on a piano for the first time for 'I'm With You'.During the band's recent hiatus, bass player Flea enrolled himself in the University of Southern California to study Jazz...

Natalie Maines Debuts Beach Boys Cover

Natalie Maines has premiered her first new material for nearly five years.Natalie Maines, the American singer-songwriter and Dixie Chicks star, has premiered her cover of the Beach Boys classic 'God Only Knows'. Fans of the...

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