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Chad Smith

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Chad Smith started playing drums at seven years old and continued into adolescence playing in high school bands with no formal training. From there he played in a band called Pharroh and Toby Redd. Then, in 1988, he found a home as a drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who he has played with ever since.

In 2007, he formed Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats with Glenn Hughes, Jeff Kollman, and Ed Roth as a tribute to 1970’s fusion and funk music. Since 2007, they’ve recorded 2 studio albums and a double live disc.

Today, he also plays with a supergroup called Chickenfoot alongside legend Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Michael Anthony. They’ve only released 2 studio albums together as a band, as all members have other commitments and Smith has said that “everyone has different things going on”.

Genre

Funk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, funk metal, heavy metal, experimental rock, jazz-funk, comedy

Labels

Capitol

EMI America

Warner Records

Artist Website Link: None

Discography

Mother’s Milk – Released: August 16, 1989
Sock-Cess – Released: 1989
Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Released: September 24, 1991
What Hits!? – Released: September 29, 1992
The Plasma Shaft – Released: June 27, 1994
Live Rare Remix Box – Released: February 24, 1994
Out in L.A. – Released: November 1, 1994
The Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers – Released: 1994
One Hot Minute – Released: September 12, 1995
Under the Covers: Essential Red Hot Chili Peppers – Released: March 31, 1998
Californication – Released: June 8, 1999
By the Way – Released: July 9, 2002
Unearthed – Johnny Cash (2003) (Smith, Flea and John Frusciante appear on “Heart of Gold”) – Released: November 25, 2003
Greatest Hits – Released: November 18, 2003
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Hyde Park – Released: August 3, 2004
Stadium Arcadium – Released: May 5, 2006
iTunes Originals – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Released: 2006
George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love – George Clinton (2008) (Red Hot Chili Peppers appear on the song, “Let the Good Times Roll”) — Released: September 16, 2008
10 Great Songs
Road Trippin’ Through Time – Released: May 5, 2011
I’m with You – Released: August 26, 2011
Official Bootlegs – Released: November 7, 2011
2011 Live EP – Released: March 29, 2012
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP – Released: May 1, 2012
I’m with You Sessions – Released: November 29, 2013
2012-13 Live EP – Released: July 1, 2014
Cardiff, Wales: 6/23/04 – Released: March 17, 2015
The Getaway – Released: June 17, 2016
Live in Paris EP – Released: July 1, 2016

MultiTracks

Tell Me Baby (drums only) – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers

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