WOW: Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Played AC/DC Covers For 17 People In a Pub

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Red Hot Chili Peppers is a band that attracts hundreds, if not thousands of people to any given show – so to hear that the band’s drummer, Chad Smith, played for a crowd of 17 people is surreal as hell to hear.

While Smith was playing for that crowd of 17, he actually was not playing as part of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – he was playing as part of a small pub band and covering AC/DC songs.

As reported by Loudwire, while in Australia, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer joined up with a local pub’s house band, which involves musicians AC Dan and Josh May, and played AC/DC covers.

A drummer who was also performing at the bar, named Seth O’Donnell, wrote about his experience meeting the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer; O’Donnell actually lent Smith his own drumsticks.

Per O’Donnell’s Instagram post:

“Words can’t describe this🤘🏻

“Got to play drums in front of my idol @chadsmithofficial from the @chilipeppers, then he played them with my sticks (and broke them), and then I got to hang with him😎

“Yes, he rates my new hard rock band @adhesionofficial! First album will be out very soon💪🏻

“Swipe right to see Chad play with my sticks, and check their condition when he’s done with them”

Imagine just hanging out in a bar and you are enjoying some good tunes, and then all of a sudden, Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers comes out and performs for you. That is super cool.

If you are interested in checking out Chad Smith’s performance with AC Dan and Josh May, you can do so via the video player below. Also below, you will find links to other stories involving the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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