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Chad Smith

Born: Oct 25, 1961

Birthplace: Saint Paul

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Chad Smith

Date of Birth : Oct 25, 1961
Birth Place : Saint Paul

Chadwick Gaylord "Chad" Smith is an American musician and current drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988 and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith is also the drummer of the hard rock supergroup Chickenfoot and currently the all-instrumental outfit Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats. As one of the most highly sought-after drummers, Smith has recorded with Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes, Kid Rock, Jake Bugg, The Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Nettles, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty and The Avett Brothers. Widely regarded as one of rock music's best drummers, Spin Magazine placed Smith at #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music in May 2013. Readers of UK-based Rhythm magazine ranked Smith and Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea the fourth-greatest rhythm section of all time in their June 2013 issue.


  • Musician
  • Drummer

Also known as

  • Chadwick Gaylord Smith
  • Smith, Chad


  • Nancy Mack
  • Maria St. John


  • Ava Smith
  • Cole Smith
  • Justin Smith
  • Manon St. John Smith

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
  • Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
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