Chad challenges Will to drum battle

Chad Smith v Will Ferrell - it's on!

The similarities between Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and 'More Cowbell!' actor Will Ferrell have long been noted. But the 'spat' between the two men over their similarities has escalated.

First of all, via a video on Funny Or Die, Will Ferrell claimed to be Chad Smith…

Then Chad replied, telling Ferrell to stop impersonating him, and challenging him to a drum battle, "I've seen your skills," says Smith. "You don't got 'em."

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith (c) Gaye Gerard/Corbis

Now, during an AMA ('Ask Me Anything') on Reddit, Chad Smith again threw down the gauntlet. "Tell Will Ferrell anytime, anyplace, I'll take him down," said Smith. "I don't want to embarrass him, but I'd say don't bring your family. Especially children. I don't want them to see this."

Smith also tweeted a picture of himself giving blood:"Gettin juiced for the drum battle."

After the AMA, Chad signed off with, "I hope that Mr. Ferrell decides to do the right thing and get this over with once and for all."

Ferrell replied to his with: "I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call."

No date has yet been set for the drum battle, but we're super-excited at the prospect. So long as Ferrell keeps his nuts off the kit…

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