Chad Smith – Eastern Rim is a jam-packed 2-DVD set that includes performance footage, insightful drum clinic material, touring diaries, and interviews with the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer himself. Features include:
Drum Clinics: Chad demonstrates his power and skill in clinics filmed in Australia and Japan. These clinics offer multi-camera angles (including overhead and foot-cam!) and show Chad playing with original recordings from Stadium Arcadium as well as classic rock songs like “Rock 'n' Roll” and “Moby Dick,” made famous by Led Zeppelin.
Performances: In addition to rare, behind-the-scenes views of a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, this DVD captures an explosive 30-minute improv live from Federation Square in Melbourne. Chad and his bandmates surprise the crowd by turning a scheduled drum clinic into a full-fledged jam!
Interviews: Exclusive to this DVD, Chad discusses his influences and inspirations. He offers unique insight into a rock drummer's life, sharing anecdotes from life on the road.
Early Works/Bonus Material: Pulled from Chad's personal archives are videos and audio snippets of performances before he joined the Peppers, as well as recent side projects showcasing his versatility and adventurous spirit.
Also appearing: Glenn Hughes (formerly of Deep Purple), Flea, John, Anthony, and the Red Hot Chili Pepper family.
Running times: Disc 1: 1 hour, 30 minutes • Disc 2: 1 hour, 45 minutes (with 12 audio excerpts).
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