Bass Frontiers magazine has posted a two-part video interview with CHICKENFOOT/ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. Check it out below.
CHICKENFOOT, the group featuring ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, will release its second album, “Chickenfoot III”, this fall, with a single called “Bigfoot” due out shortly. The Pulse Of Radio asked Anthony why he thinks the band has stuck around when most “supergroups” don’t make it past one album. He said, “We’ve all known each other for a long time and so, you know, it actually grew out of friendship more than just, ‘Hey, let’s put a supergroup-type deal together, you know, let’s get Chad Smith from the CHILI PEPPERS or whatever.’ So, you know, it was more of just being friends and everything that we’ve done in our careers already, you know, the past stuff, kind of allows us to be able to just do it and have fun. No drama, no nothing, we don’t have anything to prove — we just get together and have fun making music.”
CHICKENFOOT has released more details about “Chickenfoot III”. According to Rolling Stone, singer Sammy Hagar said that the band went with that title because “it’s so good, the songs are so tight, it’s like we jumped right past having to make a second record.”
As previously reported, the disc will hit stores on September 27 and a first single called “Bigfoot” will arrive on August 2.
Other tracks on the 10-track set include “Last Temptation”, “Alright, Alright”, “Different Devil”, “Lighten Up” and “Something Going Wrong”.
CHICKENFOOT drummer Chad Smith‘s main band, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, will release its new album, “I’m With You”, a month earlier on August 30, while a new VAN HALEN record is expected out this fall as well.