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Old 12-19-2008, 04:17 PM
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Chad is the man! Now that is fun clinic.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:17 PM
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i think you guys need to see his instructional video.
this guy is one of my biggest influences, i played in a cover band for many years, and we did a LOT of rhcp. in the process, learning all his parts and all that, his playing really influenced mine.

Hey, I don't know if you or anyone else here plays the videogame Rock Band, but I want to ask a Chad Smith Fan:

Do you think Chad Smith deserves a signature rock band drum kit? Would you, as a fan and Rock Band player (if you are) get it for yourself?

Let me know!
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:10 PM
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Nobody deserves a signature rock band kit. That's just plain silly.

Chad is the man.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:18 PM
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Chad's awesome. I mean you have to understand he is much more groove based then technical, but that doesn't take him out of the running for being a great drummer.

One thing i must say that really compliments him, is def flea.

that combo makes the chilli peps more than anthony himself.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:51 PM
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I love Chad Smith's drumming! He always seems to have a lot of fun playing - that's kind of what gets me to tap my feet.

Also, apparently he is one of the tallest drummers around - I'm interested to learn more about his setup, being 6.2 ft myself...
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:17 AM
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Chad's awesome. I mean you have to understand he is much more groove based then technical, but that doesn't take him out of the running for being a great drummer.

One thing i must say that really compliments him, is def flea.

that combo makes the chilli peps more than anthony himself.

He's more technical than you might think.....
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:14 PM
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He's a good player but it sounds like he put distortion onthe drums for Stadium Arcadium. Or some sort of effect that makes the drum sound less clear
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:28 PM
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I truly don't understand why people knock Chad. He is a great drummer, with deep pocket, great time and great feel. He has a much better technique than he is given credit for. His use of sixteenth note triplet ghost notes underneath his groove provides the unstated swing that gives his playing that groove. He is also an extremely nice guy and funny as can be. He has a new project in the works called Chickenfoot with some great players. It will be great!!

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:13 PM
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I truly don't understand why people knock Chad. He is a great drummer, with deep pocket, great time and great feel. He has a much better technique than he is given credit for. His use of sixteenth note triplet ghost notes underneath his groove provides the unstated swing that gives his playing that groove. He is also an extremely nice guy and funny as can be. He has a new project in the works called Chickenfoot with some great players. It will be great!!

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Totally agree, Paul. He is VERY underrated. Another one of those drummers that "some" don't get. I LOVE his attitude behind the kit. And his technique is not "in your face", but it is CERTAINLY there.

Chad is great, and it shows every time he plays. ;-)
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:22 PM
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For those that don't know - and this information is out there now - Chad's new project "Chickenfoot" features Chad, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar. My understanding is that they have finished recording their debut album and will soon take the show on the road.

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Old 03-09-2009, 11:09 PM
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For those that don't know - and this information is out there now - Chad's new project "Chickenfoot" features Chad, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar. My understanding is that they have finished recording their debut album and will soon take the show on the road.

Paul
Wow...


REALLY?!! :-) This will be super...man! A great 4-some like this would/will be a force to be reckoned with. If this is true, I will be definitely looking for this debut disc! Wow...again! ;-)

Thanks Paul.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:13 PM
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For those that don't know - and this information is out there now - Chad's new project "Chickenfoot" features Chad, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar. My understanding is that they have finished recording their debut album and will soon take the show on the road.

Paul
Now that's one combo I would have never put together, but it sounds good to me. Adding Satriani to the mix will really add flavor.

Thanks for the update. By the way, I've been wondering how one becomes a "Pioneer" member?
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:23 PM
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Now that's one combo I would have never put together, but it sounds good to me. Adding Satriani to the mix will really add flavor.

Thanks for the update. By the way, I've been wondering how one becomes a "Pioneer" member?
Hey sling. ;-)

To answer your question...I believe you have to donate a certain amount to DW, to become a Pioneer Member. Though, honestly, I'm not 100% sure. :-|

But if I had to guess, I would say you have to "grease the palms", as they say. ;-)
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:54 PM
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Hey sling. ;-)

To answer your question...I believe you have to donate a certain amount to DW, to become a Pioneer Member. Though, honestly, I'm not 100% sure. :-|

But if I had to guess, I would say you have to "grease the palms", as they say. ;-)
No greasing necessary. No talent or valuable input necessary either. It is purely a function of longevity. If you were around and posting at the time the site the site was revamped (or if you posted prior to the revamping), which occurred in the middle of 2005, then you are a pioneer member.

Look out for Chickenfoot - they sound great! www.chickenfoot.us
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:36 PM
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No greasing necessary. No talent or valuable input necessary either. It is purely a function of longevity. If you were around and posting at the time the site the site was revamped (or if you posted prior to the revamping), which occurred in the middle of 2005, then you are a pioneer member.

Look out for Chickenfoot - they sound great! www.chickenfoot.us
Oh, Ok. That makes A LOT more sense. Thanks Paul.

I knew it wasn't due to the number of posts, so my next guess was financially based.


My bad! :-(


Chickenfoot, huh? Funny website, but I believe it's still under construction. I couldn't get past the four mouths. Hee...hee...

Can't wait to hear/see 'em! :-)
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:02 PM
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Thanks Paul,
I thought Michael hit it on the head, but that makes perfect sense. I missed it by a year or so. Anyway back to the thread....looking forwad to hearing Chad's new project.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:38 AM
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Honestly, I think this guy is very over-rated.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:28 AM
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Honestly, I think this guy is very over-rated.
Kongo,
He's no Jojo, but give the guy credit. He has his place in rock and roll and I think his new project will be interesting.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:57 AM
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His playing might not be the absolute best, but I think is is pretty darn good, and up the list. Plus when he plays, he really plays to mainly have fun, and he's crazy when he isn't in front of the kit. It gives the fans to look forward to him, I think.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:02 AM
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Honestly, I think this guy is very over-rated.
Honestly,........................I don't.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:12 PM
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Honestly,........................I don't.
First, I LOVE OCEAN CITY MARYLAND!! Anyway, I think he is. He's just a hard groover, but none of the grooves he does are hard and or technical. Even the solo's I've seen him do are all understandable.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:59 PM
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First, I LOVE OCEAN CITY MARYLAND!! Anyway, I think he is. He's just a hard groover, but none of the grooves he does are hard and or technical. Even the solo's I've seen him do are all understandable.
Well...

Thanks for the shout out for O.C.! ;-)


And as far as CS goes, I think what he's brought to the RHCP is an excellent style that fits perfectly into what they're all about. Chad is just awesome "in the pocket" of the nucleus of the band.

Not to mention, just a fantastic entertainer behind his kit. I love Chad Smith's "attitude".

Though, he may not be thought of in the same realm of a Bonham, Peart, or Moon, he more than holds his own in the RHCP.

And I just don't consider him over-rated for what he does with the RHCP.

:-)

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Old 04-02-2009, 03:19 AM
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chad is my fav drummer along with my fav band. all these people are saying negative things he doesnt have like good like drumming skills but if you watch some videos and stuff on youtube like charlie where hes @ a sabian demo, he has a lot of heart and passion in his music. also, its not always the more difficult you play, the better it sounds. chad has developed his own sound, and i think it is very recognizable as well as funky, but also fun to play along with
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:25 AM
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chad is my fav drummer along with my fav band. all these people are saying negative things he doesnt have like good like drumming skills but if you watch some videos and stuff on youtube like charlie where hes @ a sabian demo, he has a lot of heart and passion in his music. also, its not always the more difficult you play, the better it sounds. chad has developed his own sound, and i think it is very recognizable as well as funky, but also fun to play along with
Totally agree with this assessment, kevmac858! ;-)


Oh, and...welcome to DW. Hope you enjoy your stay.


Just say YES to Chad. :-)
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:34 AM
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Drum Duet Chad Smith - Ian Paice

Check this video: http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/c...icemd2005.html
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:41 PM
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Chad Smith is a member of Chickenfoot, playing in London UK in July this year. Taking a break from the C-Peppers I guess.

As posted.Chickenfoot is;
Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar.

Hager is a great voice, made some classic solo albums a well as with V-Halen.
Satriani is legendry......
If I was in the UK I wouldn't want to miss it.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:10 AM
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Totally agree with this assessment, kevmac858! ;-)


Oh, and...welcome to DW. Hope you enjoy your stay.


Just say YES to Chad. :-)
exactly. all these people dont even know what he does. expecially all his funky beats and how hard and passionate he is
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:19 AM
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Check out his other new project, Chad Smiths Bombastic Meatbats.

http://www.drumchannel.com/entertainment/29787.aspx


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Old 04-14-2009, 01:24 AM
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Check out his other new project, Chad Smiths Bombastic Meatbats.

http://www.drumchannel.com/entertainment/29787.aspx


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Not the kind of stuff i'd ever have imagined Chad Smith to do. Cool stuff, reminds me of the style of Omar Hakim's band in the 90s.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:21 PM
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Hey everyone...we know he's a funky dude, but man can he ROCK too!!! Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeNWe...eature=related
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:54 PM
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You should also check this out!! This is from the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert which took place last October. Great stuff from Chad and from Will Lee and Paul Pesco (who knew they could yodel) as well as some of the best horn players in New York.

The DVD will be released by Drum Channel at the end of this month. Buy it!!! It is wonderful, with great performances by Terry Bozzio, Tommy Igoe, Pete Erskine, John Blackwell, Nick Rich, Chad and Neil Peart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnhGh...eature=related

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:44 PM
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does anyone know chad's cymbal line-up in Red Hot Rythms, specically the crashes, thanks your help is greatly appreciated
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:27 PM
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Hi guys.

Yes, I also think Chad is a great drummer. I agree with the reasons why people think he's great: great groove and great feel. Many skills can make any drummer great: Thomas Lang has incredible speed and control, Steve Smith has great creative jazz chops (and just an all-around great drummer period!), Neil Peart's compositional creativity - and on and on. Chad has proven that you don't need the aforementioned to be a great drummer (although he may have them all to some extent); heck, groove and feel are two of the most important skills to have drumming-wise! And Chad displays them in spades.

By the way, are you all aware of the air drumming contest Chad Smith and DrumChannel.com are hosting? There's a prize! Check out the details here:

Drum Channel's Air Drumming Contest With Chad Smith

Have fun!
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:19 PM
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He's more technical than you might think.....
absolutely. i donno why people think he's not technical, i mean, have you heard the grooves? do you think you can pull of that stuff without any technique, or the absence of it all?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:39 PM
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it was interesting go through drum channel, and hearing Terry Bozzio discuss Chad Smith as a great drummer. (Somewhere in the Bozzio-Peart-Perry interview, when they're discussing things that are coming up in drum channel.)

I've never been much of a RHCP fan, but I do have the Chickenfoot CD.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:29 PM
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Chad Smith is the man......All the finess and technique in the world doesn't mean anything of it doesn't have any feeling. Lets get serious drum solos get really boring after about 30 seconds. Feeling and a good sense of groove are all a drummer needs to understand.



If you haven't checked out his new dvd, Eastern Rim it's a must for all you CS fans! Escpecially make sure you check out his jam with flea, frusciante, and some dude on midi bass from Federation Square! It's sooooooooooo sooooooooo and I repeat soooooooooooo sick!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:54 AM
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Lets get serious drum solos get really boring after about 30 seconds. Feeling and a good sense of groove are all a drummer needs to understand.
I completely disagree...what solos have you been watching...just curious.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:00 PM
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I completely disagree...what solos have you been watching...just curious.
I know that was a bold statement from me, especially being a drummer. Don't get me wrong but I feel like the only ones that appreciate drum solos are drummers and the rest dont care. I've seen countless solos, and after a while it's like ahhhh ok I think i've seen enough. I guess I have an old school approach in a sense, to me feel, time, and a sense of good groove is the most essential. Solos are kind of like a cherry on top of a sunday, it comes later, and maybe sometimes never.

The funny thing is. I got started on the drums due to a drum solo. It was Louis Bellsons "Skin Deep," which put me in awwww at a young age. I then saw Chad Smith kill it live and I said to myself that has to be me. Now why am I knockin on drum solos? Unless it's a bigger than life superstar they honestly bore me after about 30 seconds.

To me drums are like the back bone of music and the structure. Some musicians don't realize how important this is. Wether it's free spirited jazz, or straight 2 & 4 rock, it's needs to groove, be solid and feel good. That to me is most important, and too many kats worry about a soloand don't break it down to the bear bones, ya know?

Solos are cool. Don't get me wrong you'll see me throwin down chops to show off because I'm only human. But like I said the sense of music must come first then comes your time to shine........but only for 30 seconds lololol



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Old 08-05-2009, 07:15 AM
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His work with CHICKEN FOOT and at the BUDDY RICH MEMORIAL CONCERT seals the deal. The man is a monster behind the kit and human outside
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:44 PM
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I saw Chickenfoot last Monday in Beantown and Chad rocked that kit! He throw out a ton of live energy and kicked some major booty.

True, it wasn't a drum clinic on display, and no drum solo either. But overall I give Chad's output two thumbs up.

He also threw out about 100 drumsticks into the audience. I don't think I'm exaggerating, either. Some songs he was throwing a stick every measure! All without missing the groove.

I just hope I can d/l a boot of that show somewhere!
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