CHICKENFOOT Studio Photos Posted Online

A couple of photos of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith in the studio laying down tracks for CHICKENFOOT, his recently formed "supergroup" also featuring Sammy Hagar, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and guitar legend Joe Satriani, can be found on the All Things Loud blog.

"We are truly over-the-top excited about this," Satriani recently told MusicRadar about the project. "It's a very energetic kind of rock music that reminds you of early [LED] ZEPPELIN."

Satriani went on to say the CHICKENFOOT bandname is merely a temporary moniker. "We just had to call it something for the time being," he said. "It's definitely not going to be CHICKENFOOT. I guarantee it."

Smith told The Pulse of Radio he got involved in the project by owning a home near Hagar's place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. "If you're in Cabo, of course you know Sammy 'cause he's, you know, he rules the joint," he said. "And he's a really nice man, he's a great guy, actually. Somehow he's taken a liking to me, and we played in Vegas, and we played some cover songs — we're a good cover band now. He got pretty excited about it and it actually sounded really good."

Chad Smith has been playing with former DEEP PURPLE bassist/singer Glenn Hughes as well as his own jazz combo since the CHILI PEPPERS came off the road last year after touring in support of 2006's "Stadium Arcadium" CD.

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