NEWS: Chickenfoot play first live show

Whoa, photos are starting to appear on Twitter following the live debut of Chickenfoot, the supergroup featuring Joe Satriani, Mike Anthony, Sammy Hagar and Chad Smith. I’m sure more info will come to hand, and I’ll try to stay on top of it, but from THIS PHOTO it appears that Sammy Hagar occasionally plays guitar in the band too: note his amps either side of the drum kit.

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NEWS: More Chickenfoot info

I was just over at the Van Halen News Desk looking for news and I stumbled upon some cool information about Chickenfoot, the new supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith. Parts of the story are below and you can read the full article HERE but here are some highlights:

* The name Chickenfoot appears to have well and truly stuck.

* The album will be released in the second quarter of the year.

* The band will tour.

* There will be a Guitar World feature on the band soon.

The band completed their first photo shoot a week ago. The photographer, Ross Halfin, wrote in his Feb. 10th journal:

“Got up at 5am and flew up to San Francisco. I’m doing a shoot with Chickenfoot, the new group with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, and Michael Anthony. It was so early after driving out to Mill Valley, an hour north, it was still only 10am – sunny and freezing. The band arrived eventually with Sammy last at 2pm and he only lives up the street. Shoot quite a lot with solos, group stuff, ads, you name it.

Heard three tracks which were quite rocking, including “Avenida Revolution”. It was nice seeing Sammy. I first shot him thirty years ago in the same area. Sammy has a Ferarri that is the fastest model made for the road. He took me for a terrifying drive at two hundred miles an hour around the local streets. Sammy can drive – I felt like I was on a mini scalectrix track in a remake of Death Race 2000. I do not like fast cars…

Finished up shooting Sam and his new toy. In his warehouse were several of them – a car pervert’s delight. Said goodbye to Sammy and flew back to Los Angeles early evening.”

Photo: Ross Halfin

NEWS: First Chickenfoot music!

QUICK! Head over to this site right now (okay, finish reading this story first, then head over) to hear the first music from Chickenfoot, the supergroup featuring Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith and Mike Anthony. 

The music sounds quite live: Satch on the left, Mike on the right, sorta like the David Lee Roth era of Van Halen, now that I come to think of it. 
Oh and by the way, it appears they’ve decided to stick with the name Chickenfoot. Sammy mentioned in an interview recently that Chickenfoot was supposed to be a temporary name, but so many people knew about it that they may as well stick with it.

NEWS: Chickenfoot album update

In a posting on his blog, former Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony says work is progressing nicely on the album by Chickenfoot, the new band featuring Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Here’s Mike’s post:

Whew, is it Holiday season again already?? I hope all of you had a great year, and are ready to finish it off in grand style!! First, I want to wish everyone out there “Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year”!! Party hard , but party safe. Second, I want to update you on the status of “Chickenfoot”. Chad and I just got back this week from recording in the San Francisco area, and I am pleased to say that the basic tracks are finished and smokin’!! Right now Joe is sprinkling some guitar magic on everything, and next week Sam will be doing vocals. Then I’ll be back up there to slather some backround vocals on everything. I can’t wait for all of you to check it out!! Look out 2009!!!!! Take care, and I’ll see ya soon….Michael

I can’t freaking wait for this album. It’s about time Sammy allied himself with another monster guitarist, and it’s also about time Satch got together with a vocalist – I remember a Guitar World interview in 1992 where Satch said that he’d love to put together a band project if the right singer came along (that’s right, I’ve mentally filed every quote from every guitar magazine I’ve read since 1991 – what can I say, there was nothing better to do in my home town!).