Chad Smith

DATE OF BIRTH: October 25th, 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH: St Paul, Minesota
JOB: Drummer
FULL NAME: Chad Smith

Chad comes from a family full of musical geniuses. He took piano lessons aswell as learning the drum. He was 8 years old when he attended his first drum lesson.

Chad on the left

Jack Irons left the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988 which put the peppers in a place where they had to search for a new drummer. They had 30 drummers auditioning but none of them suited the band. After the unsuccessful test for the perfect drummer, Chad came along and got the job, fitting in perfectly. The chili's say he's one of the loudest drummers they ever had!

Chad's musical influences include: P-Funk, Motown, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, The Who, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix.

EQUIPMENT: Sabian cymbals
14" hihats, AA tops for bottom
18.5" Chad Smith explosion crash
10" AA splash
20.5" Chad Smith Explosion crash
20" Rock ride
19" China
4x14 chad smith signature snare
10x12 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
26x24 bass drum

sticks: Vater Chad's Funk Blaster

Thanks to for the information about Chad's equipment.

Unfortunately this is all the information I have on Chad, so if you have any additional info on Chad or any of the RHCP members, please feel free to email me.

This page was last updated: 28/11/99

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