Contact Us

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Performs Judas Priest Classics Onstage With Babymetal

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Babymetal may have added a new member to their backing band — Chad-metal! The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer joined Babymetal onstage to jam the Judas Priest classics “Painkiller” and “Breaking the Law.”

You may remember Babymetal taking the stage with Rob Halford at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. Fans ended up loving the metal god jamming with the disciples of the fox god, so Babymetal whipped out the “Painkiller”/“Breaking the Law” medley one more time while opening for RHCP at London’s O2 Arena.

Closing out their set, Babymetal brought out Chad Smith, who was dressed in a white robe and white face paint like Babymetal’s Kami Band. Smith took his spot behind the kit and kicked off “Painkiller” before Su-metal launched into Halford’s vocals.

The show actually marked the 19th birthday of Su-metal, so Chad Smith surprised the Babymetal frontwoman with a birthday cake onstage. The crowd serenaded Su-metal with “Happy Birthday” as she blew out her candles.

Check out the footage of Babymetal performing with Chad Smith above!

See Babymetal in the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016

See Red Hot Chili Peppers in the 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Babymetal to Open for Guns N' Roses in Japan

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!