Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Jams With Kids for ‘Little Kids Rock’ Event
As a token of gratitude for raising over $85,000 to help provide music education for students, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was honored with the "Livin' the Dream" award at Little Kids Rock's inaugural Family Jam last week. Smith also drummed on stage with young musicians and played his band's 2002 song, "Can't Stop," with Little Kids Rock students. Check out highlights from the event below:
Smith spoke about the importance of philanthropy and music education, saying, "Music has been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember, and it's pretty cool to be in a position to give back. It's so important to keep music education alive in our schools, and to dedicate resources to giving back to the next generation of music makers. I'm committed to doing everything I can to support this effort, and Saturday's event at Facebook was an absolute blast. Who knows: Maybe some of the kids we jammed with will be the next Red Hot Chili Peppers!"
Smith has long been involved with music education, the most famous example being his drum-off with Will Ferrell last year that raised money for Little Kids Rock and Cancer for College, an organization that gives college scholarships to cancer patients.