What can be said about Chad Smith that hasn’t been said already? Chad is a full-on rockstar who’s been the driving force behind arena rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers since the late 80’s. Part wild man, part rockstar, and part philanthropist, Chad Smith is a unique character to say the lease. What may people may not know is that he’s not only passionate about beating the crap out of the drums, but also for music education which has led him to Washington, DC as a lobbyist to support music education in U.S. public schools.
Between his efforts in charity and a new album and world tour on the books in 2016 & 2017, Chad Smith has his work cut of for him…both on stage and off.
“True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.” (Tweet this)
Chad Smith talks about:
- Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota
- His early years as a drummer
- Moving to LA
- Joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Spin Magazine cover
- His love for music education
- Why he still loves his “job”
- Not taking things for grated
- Stories from the road
- Much More
Resources / Links / People mentioned:
- Follow Chad Smith: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Silverlake Conservatory of Music
- Cancer for College
- DW Drums
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