Chad Smith

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Unforgettable Night at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Benefit

For 40 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been a significant part of the Los Angeles music scene. With the return of guitarist John Frusciante, the band released their first number one album, Unlimited Love, since 2006's Stadium Arcadium…

Modern Drummer
Oct 24, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Chad Smith Wins "Rock" Category

The winner of the "Rock" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Chad Smith! The longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer made yet another outstanding impact throughout the last year, complete with two Chili Peppers albums: Unlimited Love and Return of…

Modern Drummer
Sep 7, 2023

Episode 130: David Frangioni With Chad Smith

From the archives, Start Drumming Now! with Chad Smith hosted by our Publisher & CEO David Frangioni Audio

Modern Drummer
Jul 6, 2023

Red Hot Chili Peppers Austin City Limits review

By Alex Kluft 2022 was a big year for The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They recently closed out the first weekend of Austin City Limits and will play again on the second weekend of Austin City Limits. RHCP gave their…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2022

OZZY OSBOURNE TO PERFORM HALFTIME SHOW OF NFL KICKOFF GAME

LOS ANGELES RAMS-BUFFALO BILLS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT SOFI STADIUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA  PERFORMANCE COMES ON THE EVE OF RELEASE OF HIS PATIENT NUMBER 9 ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON EPIC RECORDS Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY…

Modern Drummer
Sep 6, 2022
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Episode 86: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 2

Part 2 of John DeChristopher's series Remembering Charlie Watts. A fabulous and often hilarious discussion with Steve Smith, Kenny Aronoff, Dave Mattacks, Chad Smith, Mickey Curry, Shawn Pelton, Clem Burke and Don McAulay. Please check out "Part 1" if you…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith to Appear Live at Santa Monica Place 7/30/2022

Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist. Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to describe Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.  Road Show Company presents: In collaboration with SceneFour: The Art of Chad Smith, in a limited-engagement…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2022

Episode 66: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Chad Smith

In this episode, Chad talks about moving to Los Angeles in 1988 to attend music school and joining the "Red Hot Chili Peppers”, the new RHCP record and upcoming tour, the supergroup “Chickenfoot” and other projects, and his MD Legends…

Modern Drummer
Apr 14, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming

  Monday, November 1, 2021, on Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s 58th birthday, we are announcing a special upcoming auction called ’12 Drummers Drumming’ to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation. For the past 37 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2021

100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2021

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Makes Jersey Shore Stop on North American Fine Art Tour

THE ART OF CHAD SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW JERSEY PREMIERE OF WORKS Iconic Drummer will make two live appearances in Stone Harbor Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist. Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to…

Modern Drummer
May 21, 2021

The Art of Chad Smith Premieres in Austin, Texas

During some downtime from Red Hot Chili Pepper activities, Chad Smith has been exploring the visual arts. Four years ago Smith collaborated with Los Angeles design firm SceneFour on a series of “rhythm on canvas” paintings. Now he has a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2020
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Drummer and Artist John Douglas

Talking About His Customizations and Artistic Endeavors A drummer and artist for his entire life, Douglas merged the two passions, ultimately becoming the premier drum customizer for international superstars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Maná, Van Halen,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2019

Dan Flint of You Me At Six in On The Beat

Talks About Recording New Album VI Hi MD readers, I’m Dan Flint. I play drums in the rock band You Me At Six. We released our new album VI in October 2018, and will be touring the US in early…

Modern Drummer
Dec 20, 2018
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