Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com recently conducted an interview with three-fourths of CHICKENFOOT, the new rock supergroup comprised of drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-VAN HALEN), guitarist Joe Satriani and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN). You can listen to the chat in four parts at this location.
CHICKENFOOT will release its self-titled debut album via earMUSIC in Germany on Friday, June 5 and in the U.K. on Monday. June 8. The album will be released by Best Buy in the U.S. on Sunday, June 7.
"Chickenfoot" will be packaged in heat-sensitive artwork, which means when you put your hand on the CD inlay, photos of the band members will be revealed behind the CHICKENFOOT band logo.
"Chickenfoot" track listing:
01. Avenida Revolution
02. Soap on a Rope
03. Sexy Little Thing
04. Oh Yeah
05. Runnin' Out
06. Get It Up
07. Down the Drain
08. My Kinda Girl
09. Learning to Fall
10. Turnin' Left
11. Future in the Past
The members of CHICKENFOOT admit that the band came together almost by accident, a result of jams held at Hagar's club, Cabo Wabo Cantina, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
From the thunderous, ominous opening strains of "Avenida Revolution" (detailing the bloody drug wars in Tijuana, in which Hagar makes his feelings come through his skin) to the album closer, the shimmering rock ballad "Future's in the Past", "Chickenfoot" is a firebomb of a record, the likes of which we haven't heard in ages.
The band kicks and snorts their way through a passel of take-no-prisoners rockers like "Soap on a Rope", "Sexy Little Thing", "Oh Yeah" and "My Kind of Girl".
"These are the kinds of songs I could never do on my own," says Satriani. "I needed a band like this to make those songs come alive."
"Chickenfoot", which is already being hailed as the most intense rock 'n' roll album since LED ZEPPELIN's classic efforts, coincides with a European tour that will consist of outdoor festivals, including Montreaux, Switzerland, and Bospop, Holland, plus various intimate indoor rock shows, including the London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on June 25.
"Soap on a Rope":
"Down the Drain":