Monday, September 20, 2010

Chickenfoot’s Michael Anthony update

Chickenfoot’s Michael Anthony may not be on the road these days, but his cars and guitars sure are.

Michael's 1993 Hiboy Roadster and Yamaha Flame bass are part of the "Axes & Axles" exhibit at the NHRA Motorsports Museum, along with rides from fellow musicians Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Vaughan and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The exhibit coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Fender Telecaster and will be open to the public until June 30, 2011.

“Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars” is designed to show visitors the synergy between guitars (axes) and cars (axles), to see how a guitar is built, and understand how many of the same techniques, and even materials, are used in the construction of both cars and guitars.

Axes and Axles: The Art Of Building Cars and Guitars (2010)

A renowned collector, some of Michael’s cars are also on display at his Mad Anthony’s Café website here.

In other Anthony news, Michael will be featured on the new VH1 series, "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp," which documents the real life dream inside every music fan – becoming a rock star!

The 5-part series follows 12 musicians ready to step out of their lives as 9 to 5′ers, truck drivers, teachers, dads and husbands and onto the stage – while learning the ropes from Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Lemmy Kilmister, Matt Sorum, Eddie Kramer, and Bret Michaels. The series debuts October 16 on VH1.

Meanwhile, Chickenfoot are set to hit the studio this month to lay down some music for their second album. The biggest challenge facing the ‘Foot are issues involving the band member’s schedules – for more details, check out “Chickenfoot At A Crossroads” here.

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Chickenfoot – Oh Yeah (2009)