This past May, lookalikes Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith finally engaged in a drum battle. More recently, the pair issued the challenge of a drum-off to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
“Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” Ferrell told Spin. “He can settle that score now, too.”
Ulrich responded via the following 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!!!”
Smith responded via Facebook, writing, “Two pieces of advice for Lars: Leave the double bass drums at home and load up on cowbells!”