Chad Gaylord Smith is an American musician who has been the drummer of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1988. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Smith is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot, formed in 2008, and of the all-instrumental outfit Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, formed in 2007. He worked with The Chicks on Taking the Long Way, an album that won 5 Grammy Awards in 2007. Smith has recorded with Glenn Hughes, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Jennifer Nettles, Kid Rock, Jake Bugg, the Avett Brothers, Joe Satriani, Post Malone, Lana Del Rey and Halsey. In 2010, joined by Dick Van Dyke and Leslie Bixler, he released Rhythm Train, a children's album which featured Smith singing and playing various instruments. In 2020, Smith co-wrote and performed as part of the backing band on Ozzy Osbourne's album, Ordinary Man. Spin magazine placed Smith at #10 on their list of the "100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music" in May 2013.
|Birth name:||Chad Gaylord Smith|
|Born:||October 25, 1961, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Genres:||Funk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, funk metal, heavy metal, experimental rock, jazz-funk, comedy|
|Associated acts:||Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, The Process, Glenn Hughes, Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osbourne, Dick Van Dyke|
|Twitter:||Chad Smith's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Chad Smith's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Chad Smith's IMDb|
About Chad Smith
Drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who has also played for the hard rock group Chickenfoot and the instrumental band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats.
Chad Smith Before Fame
He worked his way through the local club scene in Minnesota after high school.
Achievement of Chad Smith
In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates.
Chad Smith Family Life
He married Maria St. John in 1996 and, after their divorce in 1997, he remarried to Nancy Mack Smith in May 2004. He has two daughters named Ava and Manon and two sons named Justin and Cole.
Associations of Chad Smith
He once recorded with the legendary Dick Van Dyke.
Information related to Chad Smith
- Red Hot Chili Peppers members
- Jazz musicians from Minnesota
- Musicians from Saint Paul, Minnesota
- American funk drummers
- Chickenfoot members
- Musicians Institute alumni
- American heavy metal drummers
- American jazz drummers