Chad Smith is an American musician born in 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Smith is the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot and Bombastic Meatballs. Other artists he has worked with include Jake Bugg, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Kid Rock and The Avett Brothers. In 2012 the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith was rated 10th on Spin Magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music in 2013.