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. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.