Chad Smith is playing Name That Groove with Quarantine Beats on Instagram, and he's very good at it

(Image credit: Chad Smith)

As we’re reminded that lockdown applies to rock legends as well us us ‘normal’ folk, it seems that the payoff from social distancing and lockdowns is getting to watch as the world’s favourite musician’s try and keep themselves occupied.

One such legend is Red Hot Chili PeppersChad Smith, who has taken to Instagram for an extended game of Name That Groove in a video series he's named Quarantine Beats. Over the last two weeks, Chad has posted a beat-a-day, inviting his followers to ‘say what they see’ and unsurprisingly, he's nailing every one of them.

So far, we’ve been treated to famous beats from Chad’s Mount Rushmore of rock drumming icons, including John Bonham, Charlie Watts, Bill Ward, Steve Gadd and more. 

Scroll down for a selection (we haven't given the game away), and follow Chad on Instagram to keep up with the posts.

Q#14. Trad grip☑️ denim tux☑️ ah butchering Steve Gadd☑️ Chad Smith

A photo posted by @chadsmithofficial on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:09am PDT

Quarantine #9 wash you hands. Chad Smith

A photo posted by @chadsmithofficial on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:11am PDT

Quarantine #10. Hint brows Chad Smith

A photo posted by @chadsmithofficial on Mar 30, 2020 at 9:00am PDT

Quarantine #8. Stay safe Chad Smith

A photo posted by @chadsmithofficial on Mar 27, 2020 at 10:33am PDT

Quarantine groove#2. Thx Bibiana multitasker Chad Smith

A photo posted by @chadsmithofficial on Mar 21, 2020 at 7:51am PDT

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.