Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Visit Legendary Recording Space Headley Grange

Image Courtesy of Clara Balzary/Warner Bros. RecordsHeadley Grange is a private English residence where Led Zeppelin recorded some of its most famous songs.  It's the place where Jimmy Page came up with "Stairway to Heaven," and where John Bonham recorded the legendary drum beat from "Where the Levee Breaks." In a new video shared by sample library Spitfire Audio, The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith is shown at the historic dwelling pounding away on a drum kit.

Smith, who counts Bonham as a major influence, also is shown exploring his personal house of the holy.

"To be able to just look up and see the way the stairs go, just to be in that space and play those notes and be in this same air -- goosebumps, man," Smith says in the clip.  "It was amazing."

According to Wondering Sound, Smith is reportedly the first drummer to record at Headley Grange since Bonham recorded there 40 years ago. Spitfire Audio arranged for Smith visit to the house to record a series of sampled beats, breaks and loops for other musicians to use in their recordings.

The clip is titled "The Grange -- NAMM Teaser," referring to the National Association of Music Merchants annual trade show that's scheduled this year for January 22-25 in Anaheim, California, so details about the project are expected to be unveiled then.

As for Smith and the Chili Peppers, the band are currently working on their new album, which Smith describes as "very different and unique."

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