Chickenfoot can’t find recording time
Chickenfoot guitarist Joe Satriani admits the supergroup just can’t find time in their schedules to record their next album – but he vows they’ll manage it eventually.
He believes there are at least two more records to follow their 2009 self-titled debut and 2011 follow-up Chickenfoot III.
They toured that album with drummer Kenny Aronoff in place of Chad Smith, who was tied up with his Red Hot Chili Peppers duties. But the four-piece, which also includes former Van Halen men Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, intend to stick to the original lineup when it comes to studio work.
Satriani tells Guitar World: “We had a pretty tasty dinner the other night, Chad, Sammy and myself.
“We came to the realisation that it would be really hard to find some time in the next nine months to do a record. But we’re committed to figuring it out.
“I believe there are at least two more albums in us as a unit. But finding the time and the city where we can all get together for five days – that’s going to be the trick. We’re working on it right now.”
In the meantime, Satch is touring his latest solo album Unstoppable Momentum, which gave him his highest-ever US chart entry. Hagar is busy with his new solo record Sammy Hagar And Friends, while the guitarist says the Chilis have a number of high-profile gigs arranged in the near future, in addition to their announced show in Atlanta, Georgia in September, and a brief tour of South America in November.