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Chad Smith
Background information
Born October 25, 1962 (1962-10-25) (age 57)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Genres Rock
Instruments Drums
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers

Chadwick Smith (born October 25, 1962 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States) is a drummer in the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He joined the band in 1989 with John Frusciante when guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin drug overdose, and Jack Irons left because of his friend dying. Chad has stayed in the band since then, playing the drums for every single album up to today.


  • Mother Milk (1989)
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
  • One. Hot Minute (1995)
  • Californication (1999)
  • By the Way (2002)
  • Stadium Acradium (2006)
  • I'm With You (2011)