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Chickenfoot (band). (2009, January 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:49, January 27, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chickenfoot_(band)&oldid=266064530

Chickenfoot is the title for the supergroup featuring vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), bassist Michael "Mikey" Anthony (also ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers).[1] Chickenfoot are currently in the studio, working on a record that is set to be released around April 2009.

They first performed together in February 2008 at a Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas. They had a three song set which included Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" and Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy". From the performance it appeared that Chad Smith (drummer) was the 'glue' that holds the band together - "The material is really slamming, and anybody who has ever been around Chad knows that he is a very huge personality, a very high-energy guy and his drumming in person is explosive," Satriani says. "This band really gives him carte blanche to go crazy. I think it's the best of what you'd expect, that's the best way to put it. No one is acting out of character." - Joe Satriani, guitarist[2]

"The style is high-energy, kick-ass rock 'n' roll ... We all bring to the table some unusual influences and then we also share a lot of roots. And I think that's where a true color of a band comes out, just how we react to each other. So, it's definitely rock music. We haven't brought each other together to do a techno record... We'll draw from funk, blues and experimental. We know what we want to get out of it. We want passages in songs that develop and we want everyone's personality to be able to come out. So, it's going to be expansive but it's going to be rough." - Joe Satriani, guitarist Sammy Hagar has reportedly said that Chickenfoot could 'rival Led Zeppelin'. He said "When people hear the music, it's Led Zeppelin, I know that's a bold statement, but it's as good as that." He has also stated a comparison to Van Halen, the band of which he used to front as a vocalist. He said "It's ten times Van Halen, because it's functional - we all like each other."[3]

The band is currently working on its recently titled debut album, Chicken Shit Bingo, which is currently expected to be released in April 2009. As of October 2008 there have been nine songs recorded, which were due to be mastered in January.[2]

The band is considered a supergroup as it features four members (or ex-members) of highly acclaimed bands (though Satriani is mainly known as a solo artist).

Chickenfoot (band). (2009, January 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:49, January 27, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chickenfoot_(band)&oldid=266064530

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