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    SAMMY HAGAR To Distribute Food And Donate $10,000 During Visit To Food Pantry

    CHICKENFOOT's SAMMY HAGAR To Distribute Food And Donate $10,000 During Visit To Food Pantry

    CHICKENFOOT, whose recent music video "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" is motivated by the dismal economy, has partnered with Feeding America to encourage fans to help alleviate some of the effects of the economy. Putting money where his mouth is, lead singer Sammy Hagar will donate $10,000 from the Hagar Family Foundation to the San Francisco Food Bank during a visit to a local food pantry to distribute food to people who are at risk of hunger. Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Food Bank, will be on hand to accept the donation.

    The "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" video, which can be seen below, features real life letters received by Hagar and closes with a call to action from the band and Feeding America. The band is inviting fans to post their own letters and stories to its web site in hopes it will help them find employment and continue to shed light on the critical condition in America and will continue additional outreach throughout the Road Test Tour.

    Where:

    Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
    850 Avenue I, Bldg 597; Treasure Island, CA 94130

    When:

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    2:30 p.m.

    "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" comes off the group's sophomore album, "III", sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6.

    In a recent interview with Music Radar, CHICKENFOOT guitarist Joe Satriani stated about "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)", "Carter [the band's manager, John Carter, who died of cancer halfway through the recording the new disc] had been asking Sam [CHICKENFOOT singer Sammy Hagar] to write a topical song about the economic situation. 'I need a job' was the line that was being used. At the same time, Sam started going through letters that he had received from fans, and a lot of them were pretty desperate. He got the idea to put it all together.

    "He called me and said that in the verses he was going to read some of the letters, and in the choruses he was going to scream 'I need a job!' The plan was that at the end of each chorus I would just go nuts on guitar. Sam didn’t want me to sketch out or demo what I would do. Total, gut-reaction spontaneity was what he had in mind.

    "I did write out the main framework for the song, though. The band got together on the last day of recording, and we went for it live in one take — raw, unchecked emotions. For the solo sections, I stepped on the Proctavia and went crazy. We added a second guitar for the chorus chords and moved the live solo guitar to the center and added delays hard left and right.

    "Sam's vocal performance is so heartfelt and real. The last verse is quite dramatic. I have to admit to getting choked up when I hear this song."


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    really like the song and the video is cool. Like the fact that Sammy put up some money for the cause most of all.

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    $10,000? That's it? With all his money?

    Cheap ass motherfucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    $10,000? That's it? With all his money?

    Cheap ass motherfucker.

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    Probably the most "real" thing I've ever heard him sing. Great tune, for a great cause.

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    Really cool of him. If I remember right, he's been doing this sort of thing at least since about '91 or '93 with VH. They collected food donations at the venue and gave them to charities.


    I just wish they were going to play "Up Next" on Kimmel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Sam needs to STFU!
    Sam needs to shut his wallet...
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    $ammy...has a good heart.
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    Good for Sam, every little bit of personal, unforced charity helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    Good for Sam, every little bit of personal, unforced charity helps.
    Yes, and I'm sure he gave to a local organization that he trust. I just hope this song doesn't become the anthem for the Occupy crowd. Sam is the 1% and without him a lot of people would have things a lot worse off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVH Blues View Post
    Yes, and I'm sure he gave to a local organization that he trust. I just hope this song doesn't become the anthem for the Occupy crowd. Sam is the 1% and without him a lot of people would have things a lot worse off.
    No way, they won't use that song. They have no interest in hard work.

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