An impressive lineup of musicians billed as I Pissed My Pants performed at a charity event last night (Sept. 19) in Seattle, bringing lookalikes Chad Smith and Will Ferrell together once again.
According to Stereogum, the pair jammed onstage at a charity event benefiting Cancer For College with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Dave Matthews Band's Stefan Lessard and singer Brandi Carlile. The band performed a groovy rendition of The Rolling Stones classic "Honky Tonk Woman" (check it out below). As Music Times reported last week, Smith called Ferrell out on Facebook prior to the event about the comedian's drum-off victory that occurred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in May. "Will Ferrell claims he's coming to Seattle on September 19," Smith wrote. "I'll bet he pops off about his alleged 'Drum Off' victory. I just might have to be there to call him out on it and settle the score once and for all. The only way you will know for sure is if you are actually there to see it with your own two eyes."
The drama all started back in February when Ferrell did a Reddit AMA and addressed the pair's uncanny resemblance to one another. "It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other," Ferrell wrote. "A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith." The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer then challenged Ferrell to a drum battle via a Funny or Die video, which the actor graciously accepted. The pair ended up raising $300,000 for charity before the drum-off.
More recently, the pair challenged Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to a threeway battle.