Last month, an epic drum battle that no one really expected to happen took place on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Will Ferrell had a drum-off. After that duel took place, the two took aim at another drummer – Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. The two claimed they chose him because he got mistaken for them, and this was a good way to settle the score. Today, via Spin, Ulrich accepted the challenge, giving a statement:
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!!!
The first drum-off took place only after the two raised $300,000 for charity. There’s no word on if/when this second battle will take place, but it can be assumed that it will be for charity as well, and will take place somewhere that’s at least as big as the Tonight Show stage and audience.