Remember the ice bucket challenge from a few years ago? If you thought that sounded torturous, the latest throwdown is to munch a chilli pepper. RHCP drummer Chad Smith received the challenge, and delivered.

The latest viral challenge in the name of ALS is hoping to raise awareness of the disease – and bucks to assist in furthering research.

As the video attests, Smith isn’t one to call chilli peppers yummy, and it cuts off before… Well, we reckon it’s just before he went off on a bender and saw a wolf who sounded like Johnny Cash and told him to find his soul mate.

We wonder whether those whom he’s challenged to follow him – his doppelganger Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready – will come through?

Savour the Red Hot Chili Peppers at JB Hi-Fi.