Chad Smith is the powerhouse behind the US
super group Red Hot Chili Peppers. Chad pulls off effortlessly one of
the most difficult challenges facing drummers, the ability to blend
high powered rock with blistering funk grooves. With a personality as
big as his drum sound, Chad remains a firm favourite with drummers all
over the world. Chad is one of the few drummers to have appeared on the
'Simpson's', Aerosmith's Joey Kramer is another.
Whether it was his performance at Woodstock 99
wearing a giant light bulb on his head or in a witch doctor outfit on
the cover of Modern Drummer's August 99 issue you remember first, it's
hard to forget the infectious beats on such tunes as Give It Away,
Higher Ground, Under The Bridge, and most recently Lonely View.
Highlighting their contribution to the music video genre, the band was
presented The Video Vanguard Award at The 2000 MTV Music Awards and
followed up with a blistering performance.
With numerous platinum recordings under his belt with the Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Chad Smith has gained the recognition he has long deserved by
cranking out one hit groove after another.