Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was interviewed by Rock 105.3 Radio.

He admit stole their song “Breaking The Girl’s drum parts, from Jimi Hendrix 1967 classic “Manic Depression“. Interviewer comment about hearing a strong drumming influence of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused” in “Breaking the Girl”.

He admit to stole that part from Jimi Hendrix:


I have to correct you. I get what you’re saying, that was some creative editing. We were sitting on a couch with Rick Rubin, he had a bunch of old bootlegs and they were so great, and we were watching Zeppelin. But “Breaking the Girl” – the drums on that – I stole that from “Manic Depression” and Mitch Mitchell. Does that make sense?

That’s what it was. My engineer in here is nodding his head, going, “Yep”. But that’s not to say that John Bonham and Led Zeppelin’s music wasn’t a huge influence to this day.

This is a daring confession. Check the songs below: