A The Drummer’s Journal készített egy hosszabb interjút Chad Smith-tel, amiben elég sok mindenről kérdezik kedvenc dobosunkat. Leginkább magánélet dolgok kerülnek elő, de olyanok is szóba jönnek, mint a Blood Sugar Sex Magik körüli időszak, John Frusciante, Detroit, vagy a zenei oktatás. Az interjú a The Drummer’s Journal oldalán olvasható.
Blood Sugar is my favourite Chili’s record. John Frusciante and myself had just joined really. I mean, we’d made Mother’s Milk, but Blood Sugar Sex Magik was when we all sat down and felt, “Ok, this sounds like us.” We all shacked up in this house and recorded it there. Anthony was singing more. The song writing had taken a step up. We just struck it lucky I think. I have real fond memories of that time. They’re probably a bit rose tinted. And it was a time when music was changing, especially in America. Metal was tarting to tail off. I don’t think we really got lumped into the grunge thing, but we were certainly part of the alternative scene. We ot really popular, we were playing arenas. And I think that became hard for John. The first band he’d really been in, and he eventually quit.