CHICKENFOOT, the rock supergroup featuring former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has finished mixing its sophomore album, which is expected to arrive before the end of the year. Anthony states about the CD via his Facebook page, “It’s a lot heavier than the first record and I can’t wait to get it out there! The first single should hit the airwaves sometime this summer with the full enchilada to follow in the fall.”
The new CHICKENFOOT CD’s initial recording sessions were overseen by Mike Fraser, a Canadian producer, engineer and mixer who has previously worked with AC/DC, METALLICA and AEROSMITH. Songtitles set to appear on the album include “No Change”, “Who’s Next”, “Astral Years” and “I Ain’t Got You, I Got The Two By Blues”.
Hagar revealed in March that CHICKENFOOT‘s second album will be titled Chickenfoot IV” (Four). He said, “It’s the working title but I guarantee it’ll stick.” He added, “We were all like, ‘What are we going to call the second record? Well, ‘Chickenfoot II’ (Two). And we’re going, ‘We can’t call it ‘Chickenfoot II’, that’s too obvious.’ And pretty soon [drummer] Chad Smith, I’m sure was the guy, he’s going, ‘Let’s call it ‘Chickenfoot IV’. And we all cracked up and said, ‘Right on, that’s it.’ And we haven’t talked about it since.”
CHICKENFOOT drummer Chad Smith recently confirmed that he won’t tour with CHICKENFOOT this year in support of the band’s second album due to scheduling conflicts with his main group, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
CHICKENFOOT‘s self-titled debut disc came out in June 2009 and was certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies.