Possibly more Chickenfoot music on the way


Is there anything going on with Chickenfoot at the moment? Satriani: “I think all my complaining and foot stomping really had an effect, because it was really bothering me and I still, philosophically, just felt like there was a really big disconnect there between me and some of the other members of Chickenfoot. I got asked by every single journalist ten times a day ‘what was going on with the band?’. And when I started speaking my mind, I think I realized I rattled some feathers there in the ‘Foot’ camp. And I followed it up with just writing some new music, and I sent Sam some stuff, and I was surprised to see him respond so quickly with some creative ideas. And I can happily tell you now that there is a track that is circulating through the band. It’s got new drums from Chad on it, it’s got new vocals from Sam, and I think Mike is coming at the end of this week to add bass and vocals. So there might be something coming. I know there’s a song in the works, and I’m working on a few others that I think I can get them to do. So, yeah, I think there’s hope.”

ChickenfootSammy Hager told Rolling Stone magazine last fall that Chickenfoot is finished making albums. Satriani: “It’s not that Chickenfoot has run its course, it’s just that I’m not sure… in everyone’s schedule that we can put aside a year and make a record, make some videos and go out and do a world tour, like what we would have to do. The recording side of it is what’s tough; that takes so much time and finances. And if the record business for a band like that, if we could sell a million records, we’d probably say, ‘Okay, at least we can pay for the record.’ But when you spend half a million dollars on a record and it sells a a hundred and twenty-five thousand copies, I’m sorry, that’s ‘pay to play.”

“In my life, everything I do now, I’m looking at it like, this could be my last year of this. I don’t know how much longer I can really do that hard grind. I love to go out on tour, but I can’t do a hundred shows a year. I would probably have to retire if I did, if I tried to do that. So I’m trying to pick and choose everything I do and make it more special for me. What I wanna do. What makes me happy. And it ain’t just about work. I’m not interested in making more money. It’s about just making myself happy. And Chickenfoot would really make me happy, except for the damn workload and the success of it. It’s just that the record business is kind of done. I mean, I’m sorry to say that. It’s sad.”