Chad Smith Vs. Will Ferrell Drum Battle Less Than $25,000 Away From Happening

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The recently announced Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell drum showdown is getting really close to actually happening, as RHCP drummer has reportedly accepted to battle the comedian once the $300,000 Cancer for College charity goal has been reached.

As the campaign's Prizeo page indicates, the $277,000 mark was officially crossed today (February 13), leaving us less than $23,000 away from the epic battle. Make your donations here and help a good cause while you contribute to the greatest showdown ever.

As reported, the "drum vs. cowbell showdown" idea popped up during Chad's Reddit AMA session. "I need you ... drum battle, me and you. I've seen your skills. You don't got 'em. Let's go. Golden cowbell, winner - boom!" the drummer told Ferrell.

The comedian's response was soon to follow. "Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here," he kicked off. "I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 for Cancer for College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call. Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse sized horse?"

Will Ferrell has accepted @rhcpchad's drum battle challenge if we can raise $300k for charity! Time to dig deep:

— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) February 11, 2014

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    It would be funny if for the drum battle, Chad pretends to be Will and Will pretends to be Chad so that everyone thinks Will is a boss on drums and that Chad sucks.
    Whilst one duck would be relatively easy to fight, I think one hundred would just be too overwhelming if they all attacked at once, so I'd rather fight one horse sized horse
    Not if you could choose your own weapon. Get a flamethrower and 100 ducks are easy..and delicious.
    I think the actual goal here was $200k - anything over that is showing as a stretch goal. So I guess that means that this is actually happening!
    The goal for the fundraising was 200k but that existed before Will accepted the challenge and he stated that if 300k is reached he would do the battle. It was incentive to raise more than the original goal for the charity.
    At first before reading I seen the $ sign with the double space and thought it was one of the spam ads about an internet job.
    What if Will's actually good at drums, and can play Chili Pepper songs? They could trade off!
    Both of them are very funny guys, I wouldn't mind if they'd do more together than a drum battle, movie ???? ....
    If Will Ferrell plays the Moby Dick drum solo with his erect penis. I will suck it.
    Shouldn't your comment read something like: "If Will Ferrell plays the Moby Dick drum solo with his erect penis. I will eat lots of Pringles Ridges?"
    The fact that this is happening is epic enough, and that they made people donate 300k to a working non breastcancer charity is just heartwarming!
    The battle I'm sure will be amazing, I just don't see why Will Ferrell is using this to get people to donate to charity... Why doesn't he just donate instead of making people who are a hellova lot poorer than he is do so?
    He probably does. There's no problem encouraging more charitable donations.
    He's not making anybody donate. He might be encouraging some people which is a good thing, right? I don't see a reason to complain about this
    I hope Will Ferrell grows some scruff and wears a backwards baseball cap. We would never know who's who.