Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats

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Chad Smith' s Bombastic Meatbats
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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Funk rock, punk jazz, jazz-funk
Years active 2008–present
Labels Warrior Records/UMD
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot, Cosmosquad, Glenn Hughes, Uncle Kracker, Ted Nugent
Members Jeff Kollman
Kevin Chown
Ed Roth
Chad Smith

Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats is an American instrumental funk rock band from Los Angeles, California. It consists of Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, guitarist Jeff Kollman (from Cosmosquad), bassist Kevin Chown (Uncle Kracker, Tarja Turunen), and keyboardist Ed Roth.

The group formed accidentally with Jeff, Ed, and Chad being the backup band for Glenn Hughes. The trio would do impromptu instrumental jams while warming up for Hughes' sessions and they decided to form a group adding bassist, Kevin Chown.

Being based around Los Angeles, Bombastic Meatbats regularly perform at Don Randi's jazz club, the Baked Potato. Depending upon Chad Smith's touring schedule, the Bombastic Meatbats have dubbed both Kenny Aronoff and Matt Sorum honorary Meatbats, as they have subbed for Chad at various shows on the drums.

In May 2010, Bombastic Meatbats performed on the 40th Anniversary Baked Potato Jazz Festival at John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood, CA. Their 2nd CD, "More Meat," was released on October 19, 2010. The band's first live album, Live Meat And Potatoes was released on May 21, 2012.

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