Chad Smith

American drummer

Chad 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.

Chad Smith
Background information
Born (1961-10-25) October 25, 1961 (age 62)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Years active1980–present

Discography change

With Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Mother's 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

  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. 17 July 1988. Retrieved 2021-02-04.