The second audio teaser for “Chickenfoot III”, the forthcoming sophomore album from CHICKENFOOT — the hard rock supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith — is available in the YouTubeclip below.
eOne Music recently completed a new, exclusive deal with CHICKENFOOT for North America. The group will release “Chickenfoot III” in late September.
Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, says, “CHICKENFOOT is one of the top-selling hard rock groups in the country. Everyone at eOne is thrilled to be working with them.”
CHICKENFOOT lead singer Sammy Hagar adds, “I am very happy to join forces with eOne. The FOOT has landed!”
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.”
Anthony recently said that the album was a “lot heavier” than the band’s self-titled 2009 debut, adding, “I think we’ve really evolved as a band . . . we were a lot more comfortable jamming with each other, and I think we dug a lot deeper. There’s a lot more meat to these new songs.”
According to Hagar, the “Chickenfoot III” album cover and first video will both be in 3D.
“We took a giant step on this record,” Hagar told the Artisan News. “It still sounds like CHICKENFOOT, ’cause it’s the same guys, but I think the experience that we had together on tour and the success of the last record really opened us up to who and what we are.”
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.