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Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith hosted the Red Hot Benefit, Comedy + Music & Quinceanera on Friday evening at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The comedian’s Funny or Die-sponsored event took place two years following the co-hosts’ drum-off on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Show in 2014, when Ferrell took the victory.
Though the two opted not to participate in a second drum-off, Smith assured the crowd, “I have assembled some of the best drummers in rock and roll and they’re here tonight.”
Participants included Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, The Police’s Stewart Copeland and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood.
Ferrell raised awareness for Cancer for College, an organization focused on making “the dream of a college education a reality for cancer survivor,” while Smith brought attention to bandmate Flea’s Silverlake Conservatory of Music non-profit, which “offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need.”
Jim Gaffigan, Nick Offerman, Devo and Roy Wood Jr. also participated in the charitable night, which aired exclusively on “Facebook Live.”
Watch the drum-off below.
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