1. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Plays Hometown Show

    February 03, 2017 11:57 AM EST It was a special homecoming for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Chad Smith on Thursday night (Feb. 2) in Detroit. Smith and company played before a full complement of the drummer's family -- including his mother Joan Smith, seated side-stage, and older brother Brad -- as the Chili…

  2. Scott Baio Says Wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Attacked Him Over Donald Trump Support

    December 15, 2016 7:26 PM EST Scott Baio has been one of Donald Trump's most outspoken celebrity supporters -- a point that clearly doesn't vibe with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith's wife, Nancy Mack.  TMZ reports that Mack confronted Baio about his politics at an elementary school event for their…

  3. Here Are the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 10 Greatest Shirtless Moments (Some Without Pants & Underwear, Too)

    November 12, 2016 9:00 AM EST Can’t stop, addicted to being shirtless… er, to the shindig. What can we say, the Red Hot Chili Peppers love the freedom of fresh air on bare skin! More than 30 years after the rock band’s self-titled debut, the current lineup -- made up of lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Josh…

  4. Glenn Hughes on First U.S. Solo Tour & 'Bloody Weird' Deep Purple Reunion at Rock Hall Induction

    August 05, 2016 4:47 PM EDT Hughes is also readying his next solo album for the fall. Glenn Hughes is no stranger to touring North America. The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done so as part of Deep Purple as well as with Trapeze and the short-lived Hughes/Thrall project. But hard as it is to believe, the…

  5. Watch Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Host Red Hot Benefit Drum-Off

    April 30, 2016 2:58 PM EDT Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Chad Smith hosted the Red Hot Benefit, Comedy + Music & Quinceanera at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday evening (April 29). Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Team Up for Red Hot Benefit The comedian's Funny or Die -sponsored event…

  6. Radiohead Collaborator Nigel Godrich Mixing New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album

    March 22, 2016 10:48 AM EDT Radiohead is hard at work on a new album, and now it appears their longtime producer is in the studio with another legendary alt-rock band.  The band in question is the Red Hot Chili Peppers , who are hammering away at their follow-up full length to 2011’s I’m With You . Yesterday, RHCP…

  7. Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Team Up for Red Hot Benefit

    March 07, 2016 8:30 AM EST The Will Ferrell- Chad Smith double act is on again. Ferrell, the comic actor, is teaming up with his lookalike, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, for a quinceanera at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on April 29. Smith is on board as music creator and his band is the first confirmed…

  8. Will Ferrell & RHCP’s Chad Smith Drum-Off On ‘Fallon’ (Watch)

    May 23, 2014 5:17 AM EDT Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith delved deep into their bags of tricks for the well-hyped “greatest drummer” face-off on the “Tonight Show.” Ferrell and his counterpart turned up looking freakishly similar in Kiss “Destroyer” shirts, jeans and baseball caps turned backwards…

  9. Chad Smith Talks New Chili Peppers Album: 'We're Always Trying to Change and Grow'

    May 14, 2014 4:32 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are early in the recording process for their follow-up to 2011's "I'm With You,"which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 in 18 countries, including the U.K., Mexico, Ireland, Italy and Brazil. "It's only been a couple of…

  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Auctioning Super Bowl Drumsets

    February 05, 2014 8:42 PM EST Now you can own a piece of Super Bowl 2014 history -- one that actually might have a little wear and tear to it. According to NFL.com ( via Rolling Stone ), Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is auctioning off the drumset he used during the band's performance of "Give It Away…

  11. Flea Defends Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Unplugged' Super Bowl Performance

    February 04, 2014 7:26 PM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has responded to reports that he and his bandmates' instruments were not plugged in during their Super Bowl performance with Bruno Mars last Sunday. In a post on the band's website , Flea noted that the band was aware from the beginning that…

  12. Chad Smith on Chili Peppers Super Bowl Gig, New Album, 'Mother's Milk' Anniversary

    January 29, 2014 3:35 PM EST No, they're not playing a Led Zeppelin song with Bruno Mars (They'll play an original)... Yes, the band is "gearing up to start writing" its 11th studio album Despite published reports, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will NOT be playing Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and…

  13. Black Sabbath Drummer Drama Left Ozzy Osbourne 'Pissed Off'

    June 17, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Lead singer wanted his drummer, Tommy Clufetos, to replace Bill Ward on new album. Rick Rubin gave the job to Brad Wilk instead The drummer issues on Black Sabbath's new album, "13," apparently ran deeper than co-founder Bill Ward's decision to drop out of the reunion…

  14. Watch The Avett Brothers' Live Acoustic Tastemakers Session

    November 01, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Watch the band's exclusive three-song Billboard Tastemakers performance of tunes from "The Carpenter," plus a Q&A. Photos: The Avett Brothers' Tastemakers Session The Avett Brothers say the two keys to making recent album "The Carpenter" were talking things…

  15. Austin City Limits 2012: Chili Peppers 'Mess With Texas,' Avett Bros Rock Sunday

    October 15, 2012 12:15 PM EDT A weekend of mud, sweat and beer came to a close Sunday with a nearly two-hour headlining set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Austin City Limits 2012. "We came here specifically to mess with Texas," frontman Anthony Kiedis told the Austin crowd after kicking off the final set of the…

  16. The Avett Brothers Gain Rick Rubin's Trust on 'The Carpenter'

    September 06, 2012 4:00 PM EDT "We felt like ['I and Love and You'] was boot camp, and with this record Rick was like, 'Do your own thing,'" says Seth Avett. After feeling "a little bit out of our element, a little unfamiliar with the territory" on 2009's lauded "I and Love…

  17. The Beat: The J Devil & Jonathan Davis, Cee Lo Delays "Loberace"

    July 20, 2012 4:50 PM EDT It's time for "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Beach. In today's episode, J.B. talks…

  18. RHCP's Chad Smith Explores Improvisation, Silly Titles with Side Project

    July 18, 2012 5:50 PM EDT For Chad Smith, the best part of having an all-instrumental band -- in this case, his Bombastic Meatbats -- is coming up with song titles such as "Oops, I Spilled My Beer," "Pig's Feat," "Lobster Legs" and "Into the Floyd." "The songs are just…

  19. Red Hot Chili Peppers on Singles Surge: 'They Need to Come Out'

    July 12, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to lay a bunch of new music on their fans. Starting next month, the group will release nine singles, each with two songs, as digital downloads and seven-inch vinyl pressings. "Strange Man"/"Long Progression" will lead off on Aug. 14,…

  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers Turn Detroit Concert Into Nicklas Lidstrom Night

    June 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers turned their weekend concert in Detroit into a tribute to a National Hockey League legend. At the end of Friday's [June 1] show at Joe Louis Arena, drummer Chad Smith -- who was raised in suburban Detroit and sported a Detroit Red Wings jumpsuit as well as a…

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