Andrea Bocelli and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers play funk music together in Bocelli’s Tuscany home. Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert – A Great Performances Special continues the new Landmarks arts strand on Friday, June 30 at 10PM on PBS (Check local listings.) Each Landmarks Live in Concert episode features an artist or band performing at a legendary destination of personal significance. The series is hosted by Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
[Drums and cymbal] CHAD SMITH: It's gonna be a little loud in here.
ANDREA BOCELLI: Yeah.
[Piano and drums] SMITH: I know that growing up you played lots of different instruments.
BOCELLI: Honestly, I started only piano.. then I love very much the instruments in general.
Flutes and trumpet and trombone and horn and or...many things.
Accordion. The only instruments that said me no for all my life for now are the strings.
BOCELLI: Strings are too difficult for me. Now I'm trying to play something with the violin.
And if you come back next year, probably I can a show that I can play for you some small amount.
[Drums and piano] [Laughter] BOCELLI: Fantastic.
SMITH: Andrea...he does funk! Who knew that he does funk!
I love it! Yeah!