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Lars Ulrich on Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drummer Challenge: ‘Bring It On’

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The challenge is out there, and Lars Ulrich is game! The Metallica drummer has accepted the drum battle proposed by Red Hot Chili Peppers skinbeater Chad Smith and cowbell king Will Ferrell, who themselves recently enjoyed a drum-off on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’

The Ulrich challenge came up recently during a recent Spin interview with Ferrell, who confessed, “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith. He can settle that score now, too.” If you remember, the Smith/Ferrell drum battle started over the fact that they were often mistaken for each other and wanted to settle the score. Now Ulrich gets to enter the fray as well.

Ulrich issued a statement to Spin revealing his interest in the drum battle, stating, “It was a little lonely on the sidelines during the first drum-off, given the somewhat forced nature of the lookalike element between Chad Smith and Will Ferrell, when I’m TRULY the one carrying that dead-ringer gene around! As for any further drum-offs, I’m sure that with a bit of practice, I could give Chad a run for his money. But Will? That’s a whole different story. He rules the ‘bad-ass drummer universe.’ I mean, you’re talking about a guy who’s so next level, actually, so beyond next level, that he may just be completely unreachable! That said, I’m definitely up for the challenge … Bring it on!!!”

The Smith/Ferrell drum battle managed to raise $300,000 for the Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock charities. Though Ulrich has accepted the challenge, an official date, location and terms have yet to be revealed. Watch the Chad Smith/Will Ferrell Drum-Off from ‘The Tonight Show’ by clicking the button below.

Watch the Will Ferrell-Chad Smith Drum Battle

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