Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Visits Led Zeppelin’s Headley Grange
If you're a fan of massive, air-movingly boomy drums in your rock music, then behold the staircase that first enabled that sound.
Smith, along with Queen drummer Roger Taylor and British drummer Andy Gangadeen, went into the Grange to record drums for Spitfire Audio's sample library. Smith climbed the famed staircase engineer Andy Johns used to help make the drums sound so powerful.
Smith says in the video, “To be able to just look up and see the way the stairs go, just to be in that space and play those notes and be in this same air, goosebumps, man."
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Smith jumped at a chance to get a jab in on his doppelganger and drum rival, Will Ferrell. When asked via Twitter who would win in the Hunger Games, himself or Ferrell, Smith was decisive.
"I'm not familiar with the Hunger Games," Smith said. "I don't know what it is, but I would win. He's a pampered movie star, and I do have an edge. Rock and roll wins out over acting. I'm physical and I would survive. He's going down."
He then mentioned that another drum battle between himself and Ferrell is likely to happen soon. He said he felt "robbed," and he wants a rematch.
And we want to see a rematch.
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