Smith Vs. Ferrell: Who Won?

There had been such a build-up about last night’s drum battle between Chad smith and his famous doppelganger Will Ferrell that there were few surprises when the two lookalikes went toe-to-toe on almost matching clear acrylic kits (we didn’t know Ferrell was a Ludwig player!).

But there were a couple surprises. For one thing, we were surprised to learn that Ferrell’s percussive abilities venture behind quarter-notes on a cowbell. Dude sounded pretty darn good, even though his beats and fills were fairly straight-ahead.

The other surprise was the sudden emergence of the other members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who jumped onstage for a brief rendition of the Blue Oyster Cult classic “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what you missed on last night’s Tonight Show drum off.