Chad Smith grooving back in 2008 at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert. Chad Smith busts his solid grooves, as usual. An inspirational video to say the least, even 5 years later.
The full drum set sheet music for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
On "Ethiopia," the first single from The Red Hot Chili Peppers' new CD, I'm With You, Chad Smith plays a tasty odd-time groove with ghost notes, drags, and strong snare accents on 3 and the & of 6. The time signature changes to 4/4 leading into the chorus, so all the crashes fall on the & of 4. For this section Smith uses open hi-hats on the &'s to lift the groove and keep everything funky.