||This biographical article does not give any references or sources. (February 2013)|
Chadwick Smith (born October 25, 1962 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States) is a drummer in the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He joined the band in 1989 with John Frusciante when guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin drug overdose, and Jack Irons left because of his friend dying. Chad has stayed in the band since then, playing the drums for every single album up to today.
Besides the RHCP, Chad Smith plays drums for the band Chickenfoot.