The first audio sample from CHICKENFOOT, the new "supergroup" featuring former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, is available for streaming on the splash page of the project's soon-to-be-launched official web site.According to Anthony, CHICKENFOOT is putting the finishing touches on its debut album and is preparing to mix the effort, which is expected later in the year. Satriani described the band's musical direction as "high-energy, kick-ass rock'n'roll. We all bring to the table some unusual influences and then we also share a lot of roots. And I think that's where a true color of a band comes out, just how we react to each other. So, it's definitely rock music. We haven't brought each other together to do a techno record." Hagar recently told Billboard.com about CHICKENFOOT, "We got in the studio and recorded eight demos in two days. The chemistry is everything in a band. The band changes one guy, sometimes the whole damn thing changes — look what happened when I joined VAN HALEN. But with this band, the chemistry is awesome. It's the best chemistry I've ever experienced, better than the MONTROSE chemistry, better than the VAN HALEN chemistry."