Thursday, January 21, 2016
Chickenfoot 99% Done With New Track
Looks like after an extended period of silence super group Chickenfoot which is comprised of guitarist Joe Satriani, vocalist Sammy Hagar, drummer Chad Smith, and bassist/backing vocalist Michael Anthony will be making a bit of a ruckus; though it will be in a minor way.
The group is said to be doing a one-off show in May and are currently working on finishing up a brand new song. In an interview with Northwest Music Scene, Satriani says:
"It looks like we're going to do a show in the middle of May. I think it's a Lake Tahoe show. We're working around the schedule of Chad, who's got a rehearsal scheduled at that point with the Chili Peppers. Then we've got a track that's pretty much done – it's about 99% finished. We actually recorded a song. We're the slowest-working band in history – we take forever. But there is stuff happening, and we're still laughing and communicating."
The new song will be the band's first release of new material since their 2011 album Chickenfoot III. Since then the band has been on the back burner due to Hagar feeling it not worth it to work on a whole album when it costs a lot of money, time, and effort to make an album that won't garner huge sales.
Personally I'm glad we're at least getting SOMETHING out of Chickenfoot - even if it is just one song. It's been too long since the Foot put out some kickass new tunes. Both their albums Chickenfoot and Chickenfoot III are worth checking out if you haven't already. They are fun, punchy, melodic rock songs that will remind you why you love to rock out in the first place.