After much "they've never been in the same room together" speculation, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell will out the rumours that they're actually the same person to bed next week when the near-identical pair compete in a drum battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Thursday May 22nd.

Fallon, who took over hosting duties of the show when Jay Leno retired, announced the battle on Thursday night's edition of the show, in order "to settle who's the better drummer once and for all."

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Chad Smith said: "We're going to have a drum-off to see who the real Chad Smith is. I'm all for it. But unless Will's been practicing or is secretly a crazy, wild drummer, I think it'll be evident right off the bat who the read Chad Smith is. I'm ready to take him down."

Chad Smith

The word from Will Ferrell's camp has not been promising. "I have not been practicing", Ferrell told Rolling Stone. "There's no amount of practice that would help me become a good drummer."

We can only see this turning out one way but we'll bring you the video as soon as it's live.

(Via Rolling Stone)