Chickenfoot is a hard rock band, supergroup featuring vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen and Montrose), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Chickenfoot have recently completed a self-titled album that was released on June 5, 2009.
On the day of their first album's release, June 5th, 2009, they performed the single "Oh Yeah!" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. They began their tour in Europe shortly afterwards and plan to come back to North America, August 2nd, to finish their tour, starting with the Canadian Forces Halifax Rock Fest.
Music style Edit
"The style is high-energy 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." says 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." Hagar later retracted these statements to some degree, claiming he was intoxicated at the time. 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."
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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).
- Sammy Hagar - lead vocals
- Joe Satriani - guitar
- Michael Anthony - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Chad Smith - drums, percussion
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