Drummer Chad Smith of Chickenfoot says he's got bills to pay and has to get back to his day job, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He is quoted on their website a saying he'll return.  But in his absence, he is handing off the drums to Kenny Aronoff for the upcoming Chickenfoot tour.

Kenny is no stranger t o the big stage,  his credits include John Mellencamp's band for 17 years,  he has also been on stage with Bob Seger,  Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge and Lynyrd Skynrd.