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 (Annie Lennox Sophie B Hawkins)..

The group formed accidentally in 2007 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 in 2008.

Being based in 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. The band doesn't play much anymore because of the heavy touring schedules of the band memebers, but still manage to find the time to give the Meatbat fans a few shows a year!


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