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Drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked with the KU band at Champions Classic

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith rocks out with the KU band during the Jayhawks game against Kentucky. Video Courtesy of Chad Smith.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith rocks out with the KU band during the Jayhawks game against Kentucky. Video Courtesy of Chad Smith.

The KU basketball team has another celebrity fan: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

During the Jayhawks’ 65-61 win over Kentucky in Chicago on Tuesday, Smith took over the drum kit for the KU band’s version of “Fire” at the United Center.

Smith, who was wearing a Kansas shirt and hat, was into it.

I’m not sure if there is a KU connection for Smith, was born in Minnesota and grew up Michigan. However, he is a Wolverines fan and earlier this year trolled Ohio State fans by signing the Michigan fight song during a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Columbus, Ohio.

This impromptu appearance was approved by fans:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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