Chad Smith to announce shock retirement from music?

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Smith fans. Speculation had been rife that Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer will announce his retirement from music, at age 60, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 28/09/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouChad was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouChad.”
— @DesireePlum, 27 Sep 2022
“Smith wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 27 Sep 2022

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