Chad Smith plays Melbourne pub

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith cover AC/DC classics in an Australian pub for an audience of just 17 people

Hot red peppers are currently in Australia to play a handful of stadium shows, but ahead of the band’s scheduled second Los Angeles show tonight (February 9) at Melbourne’s 53,000 capacity Marvel Stadium, drummer Chad Smith played for a smaller crowd in a rather more intimate environment, covering some AC DC classics with a bar band in front of just 17 people at an open mic night in a central Melbourne pub.

Down-to-earth drummer Smith was hailed ‘a legend’ by Cherry Bar manager James Young for his impromptu performance, as he sat down with local musicians AC Dan and Josh May to cover the AC/DC classics. If you want blood (you got it) of the band’s groundbreaking record Highway to Hell And Up to my neck in youfrom 1978 Power album. At the time, there were reportedly only 17 people in the bar to witness Smith’s surprise cameo.

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