“Bigfoot”, the new single from CHICKENFOOT — the supergroup featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar — can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track will be released via iTunestomorrow (Monday, August 1).
CHICKENFOOT will release its sophomore album, “Chickenfoot III”, on September 26 via earMUSIC/Edel and from eOne Music in North America in a special 3D designed package.
Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA), “Chickenfoot III” and is described by Hagar as “the best record I’ve ever made.” He tells RollingStone.com, “It’s a lot more musical than the last record – the hooks and the songs are better. Satriani adds, “We created a record that was deeper and better than the first one . . . it makes a musician very happy when they can see that they are involved with something that’s very moving forward and life-changing.”
“Chickenfoot III” track listing:
01. Last Temptation
02. Alright, Alright
03. Different Devil
04. Up Next
05. Lighten Up
06. Come Closer
07. Three and a Half Letters
09. Dubai Blues
10. Something Going Wrong
Regarding why the chemistry between the CHICKENFOOT bandmembers works so well, Hagar said in a recent interview, “Chemistry is the most magic thing you can have in a band. You can have four of the greatest musicians in the world, and if they don’t have chemistry, the music ain’t gonna be great. And you’ve seen it in a lot of other bands out there, in supergroups that have tried to be together over the years. It doesn’t always work. CHICKENFOOT works. I don’t know why. I think we’re all grown up. Nobody cares, no one needs the money, no one’s trying to get famous, we’re not looking for fame and fortune. We just wanna play the kind of music that we love and we grew up on and continue that type of music and most people aren’t doing that.”
Smith will have two new records out within a month of each other, since the new RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS album, “I’m With You”, arrives on August 30. Smith will not tour with CHICKENFOOT this time due to his commitments with his main band.
“That’s the biggest disappointment about the whole thing,” Hagar tells RollingStone.com, adding the band has auditioned several drummers and have an audition with Kenny Aronoff (JOHN MELLENCAMP, JOHN FOGERTY, SMASHING PUMPKINS). “He’s going to spend a couple days with this and were just going to jam and if he fits. It’s got to be the chemistry. Kenny can play that’s for sure and we all like him. He’s kind of like Chad — he’s kind of crazy and he hits so fucking hard that he beats his drum set to the ground that after every show he needs a new drum set.”