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Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrellphoto by Doug Gorenstein/NBC

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For years now, the drumming community has talked about the freakish look-alike between Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, and comedian/actor, Will Ferrell.

Now the celebrity doppelgängers have taken it to the next level after Will Ferrell claimed to be Chad Smith ... that Chad Smith really doesn't exist ... he's just a Will Ferrell character. As you might guess, this didn't sit well with Chad Smith, who challenged Ferrell to a drum-off, or has Smith puts it, "the greatest drum-off the world has ever seen!"

The stage was set and the two decided to settle their long-standing feud once and for all with a drum-off, peformed live on May 22, 2014 during NBC's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy sits down with Ferrell and Smith, before an epic drum-off, to clear the air ... and mention that they are giving proceeds from the drum-off to their favorite charities: Will is drumming for www.cancerforcollege.org and Chad is drumming for www.littlekidsrock.org.

Jimmy Fallon officiates Will and Chad's battle for the title of greatest drummer on the Tonight Show that ends in a surprise performance of "Don't Fear the Reaper" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You know there's going to be some cowbell.