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    Default CHICKENFOOT '99% Finished' Recording New Song; One-Off Concert Scheduled For May



    January 19, 2016


    Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has revealed that CHICKENFOOT in "about ninety-nine percent finished" recording a brand new song and is planning to play a one-off concert in May.

    The group, which also includes former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony andRED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has not made a CD in five years but recently returned to the studio to record a new track, "Before I Die", to be released later in the year.

    Speaking to the Northwest Music Scene about CHICKENFOOT's future plans, Satriani said: "It looks like we're going to do a show in the middle of May. I don't think it's public yet, but I don't really care if you mention it. We're getting together, just one show, the original band. I think it's a Lake Tahoe show. We're kind of working around the schedule of Chad, who's got a rehearsal schedule at that point with the CHILI PEPPERS. I'm in between my U.S. and European tours, and I know there's a Benioff Children's Hospital benefit that I do with Sammy and James Hetfield [METALLICA], which comes up about a week before that, so it comes up like right in the middle or early May; maybe the 7th or something like that. And then we've got a track that's pretty much done; it's about ninety-nine percent finished. We actually recorded a song."

    He added: "We're the slowest-working band in history; we take forever. But there is stuff happening, and we're still laughing and communicating."

    Hagar recently described "Before I Die" as "the coolest song that we've maybe ever had. It's really bluesy and edgy and modern and it's fucking cool."

    Hagar also once again clarified comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine where he was quoted as saying that he thinks CHICKENFOOT is finished making albums.

    "To go in the studio and spend a half a million dollars to make a great record that's going to sell forty or fifty thousand…. maybe a hundred thousand records, [you] basically pay to play and you're going to lose money on that," he said. "And then you go out and tour with a band that could sell two or three thousand tickets in any city in the world, but, you know, flying around in a private jet and staying in Four Seasons hotels and all of that and with these four guys, we're all rich, so it's like, we don't need the money, but at the same time, to go out and do 60 or 70 shows and come back and make as much as I make in one night after a year of that, is pretty hard."

    He continued: "I don't do things for money, but it's pretty difficult to put everything else aside. Because I'm saying, 'Okay, if I'm putting a year of my life aside, I'm not going to make any money, number one. Which I don't need money, it's okay, I can get away with that. But the energy that it takes to do all of that and my fans sit there and hound me, as much as they love CHICKENFOOT, they hound me to go out and do [the songs from my history]. 'We want to hear this song, we want to hear that song,' and I'm going, 'Fuck, now I've gotta go back out and work again, I'm fuckin' beat,' you know?"

    Hagar's new band THE CIRCLE, which also features Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, plays hits from Sammy's four decades of rock (MONTROSE, solo, VAN HALEN, THE WABORITAS, CHICKENFOOT) as well as classic tracks from the LED ZEPPELIN catalog.

    CHICKENFOOT reissued its gold-selling 2009 self-titled debut as a double-disc set. The new version features bonus live tracks recorded on the group's tour behind its sophomore studio effort, "III"

    CHICKENFOOT's most recent touring lineup included legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff, who was filling in for Smith while Chad was on the road with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

    "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.

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    I'll take it. I was assuming that CF is done so it's a bonus as far as I'm concerned.
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    Gotta love Sam, everything he does is the best thing he's ever done. Him and DLR are very similar in that respect.

    One song is better than nothing, but I agree with Joe Satriani, they are the slowest working band in history.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Way too late Sam. Could care less anymore. Fuck Chad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Way too late Sam. Could care less anymore. Fuck Chad.
    I never thought I’d see 47 poo-poo on new CF music. I’m actually looking forward to listening to the “best song CF ever wrote”.
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    He's semi-retired so I'll give anything he/ they want to put out a chance.

    Same with VH. Who I'm I to tell them what pace any of them should be working at?


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    So irritating to read his logic re: studio work. It actually defies logic, and reads like the most spoiled-rotten rich guy crap ever, lol.

    I have to consciously re-interpret it to simply mean, "I don't want to make new records anymore."

    Glad there'll be new music, but damn, enough of the whining about how much less rich the recording studio might make you, Sammy.
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    Yeah, the "I can't afford to record in the studio I own, with musicians I don't have to pay" stretches the bounds of reason.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Just give up already. One song and a one-off?

    Yeah I know...something is better than nothing but imo, this is laughable.

    It's almost as if they're saying "let's just keep Joe quiet".

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    I think Sam’s point is that it’s not commercially viable, which is ok but it does take a shit load of effort as well as money for what is basically a hobby (do it only out of your own enjoyment). I get it. I think he’s afraid to say that he just wants to slow down and only do the things HE really wants to do. Action speaks louder than words. Given he will be 70 next year and his contemporaries seem to be dropping like flies, I’m ok with that.
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    If CF recorded in one of their own studios, released an album via their website (and each individual member's sites) they'd do okay. They're not going to be getting 5150-type sales figures but unless you're Adele or Taylor Swift, no one is. No need for record companies and massive promotion - at this stage in their careers, everyone who is likely to buy it is already a fan and has probably clicked "like" on one of their FB pages so will hear about it easily enough.

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    Eddie Van Halen: "Botton line.... His work ethic sucked!":p

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    He's pushing 70, no one can blame Sam that he would rather travel the world with his beautiful family instead of locking himself up into a studio, writing and recording an album.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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