Kenny Aronoff joins The Meatbats to dep for Chad Smith

Session supremo and Rhythm columnist Kenny Aronoff was working in Japan recently and received a call from a certain Chad Smith asking him to fill the drum stool for a few dates with his band The Bombastic Meatbats.

Kenny duly accepted and you can view the awesome results below. We reckon he did a sterling job!

Kenny talks about his experience with the Meatbats in his forthcoming diary in Rhythm's January issue on sale 22 December. You can also read an exclusive interview with Chad talking about the genesis of The Meatbats. What with Chickenfoot and quiet rumblings of activity in the Chili Peppers camp we'd say Chad is currently the busiest man in rock!

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.