Chad Smith

Chad Smith developed a great sense of rhythm at an early age and attributes that to having music constantly surrounding him. He was in love with the musician’s lifestyle and knew that he wanted to make drumming a career. After putting in the work playing clubs six nights a week and playing in multiple bands with mild success, Chad moved to California and auditioned for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Thirty-two years later, Chad is still the drummer for the Chili Peppers and has played shows in just about every venue all across the world. He also is a strong proponent of music education and will often make stops on his tours to give clinics or lessons to the communities he visits.

Interview Date:
December 7, 2020
Job Title:
Musician, Drummer

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