Video: An Important Message from Chickenfoot Drummer Chad Smith

Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has issued an important video message regarding his replacement in the band as he prepares to tour behind the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers album. You can check out the video below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their latest album -- and first to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer -- on August 30, while Chickenfoot will release their sophomore album on September 27.

Smith will hand over drum duties to Kenny Aronoff during Chickenfoot's upcoming tour dates.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.