In The Studio With CHICKENFOOT

U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine recently caught up with 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 — at Hagar's recording studio in San Francisco where the Red Rocker explained the origins of the band.

"It started off with me, Michael and Chad jamming at my club — Cabo Wabo — in Mexico. Then people started asking us when we were going to tour, make a record etc. So I said if we're going to do this properly then we're going have to get a guitarist, let's talk to Joe Satriani. As far as I'm concerned he's the best guitarist in the world."

The band recently finished recording its eponymously titled debut with Andy Johns and Mike Fraser at the helm. Due later in the year via as-yet-undisclosed label, the CD will feature such tracks as "Soap On A Rope", "Sexy Little Thing" and "Avenida Revolution".

CHICKENFOOT is currently putting together a tour of Europe's festivals this summer, which will include some shows in the U.K.

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A short promotional video clip from CHICKENFOOT can be viewed below.


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