Chickenfoot Wrapping Up 12 'Wonderful New Songs,' Due in Fall
Posted on Mar 11th 2011 2:00PM
by Karen Bliss
During his Canadian Music Week so-called "celebrity chat" at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this afternoon (Saturday, March 12), legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) revealed the title of the second CHICKENFOOT album, which he is currently recording with bassist Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN), guitarist Joe Satriani, and drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS).
"I'm going to get in trouble with my brothers in the FOOT for saying this but I'm giving this out," said Hagar.
"We're calling our second record, we're calling it 'Chickenfoot IV' (Four).
"That's how silly we are. It's the working title but I guarantee it'll stick.
"We were all like, 'What are we going to call second record? Well, 'Chickenfoot II' (Two). And we're going, 'We can't call it 'Chickenfoot II', that's too obvious.' And pretty soon Chad Smith, I'm sure was the guy, he's going, 'Let's call it 'Chickenfoot IV'.' And we all cracked up and said, 'Right on, that's it.' And we haven't talked about it since."
CHICKENFOOT has been recording the new CD with Mike Fraser, a Canadian producer, engineer and mixer who has previously worked with AC/DC, METALLICA and AEROSMITH. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "No Change", "Who's Next", "Astral Years" and "I Ain't Got You, I Got The Two By Blues".
"It's going great," Hagar told AOL's Noisecreep. "We have 12 wonderful new songs and I'm doing vocals and Joe's doing overdubs. We've got all the basic tracks."
He added, "CHICKENFOOT is the most musical band. If Joe says, 'I got this idea,' and he starts playing guitar, Chad starts playing drums, Mike starts on bass, and I start singing. Within two hours, we have a song. It's not like we slave; it's not like we argue. It's so simple. There is no torture involved."
CHICKENFOOT drummer Chad Smith recently confirmed that he won't tour with CHICKENFOOT this year in support of the band's second album due to scheduling conflicts with his main group, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
Although Smith is taking part in the recording sessions for CHICKENFOOT's new CD, he will be enable to go on the road with the rest of the band, because RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be touring in support of their long-awaited new album.
CHICKENFOOT's self-titled debut disc came out in June 2009 and was certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies.