Chad Smith

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Chad Smith
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Background information
Born (1961-10-25) October 25, 1961 (age 59)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
GenresRock
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1980–present
Associated actsRed Hot Chili Peppers

Chadwick Smith (born October 25, 1961 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States) is a drummer in the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He joined the band in 1988 with John Frusciante when guitarist Hillel Slovak died[1] of a heroin drug overdose,[2] 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.

Discography[change | change source]

Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Mother Milk (1989)
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
  • One. Hot Minute (1995)
  • Californication (1999)
  • By the Way (2002)
  • Stadium Acradium (2006)
  • I'm With You (2011)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chad Smith on Writing New RHCP LP 'From Thin Air,' Befriending Will Ferrell". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  2. "LA BEAT : Drugs: Just Another Member of L.A.'s Rock Bands?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2021-02-04.