Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chickenfoot: Hear sample of first single from Chickenfoot III

Another tease from supergroup Chickenfoot.

Earlier this week, the guys gave fans a very small taste of the first single “Big Foot,” from their forthcoming sophomore release, “Chickenfoot III.”

This time out, the audio tease has expanded, we get more of Sammy Hagar’s vocals with the tasty trademark backgrounds supplied by bassist Michael Anthony, and a small bit of the chorus.

"For some reason, my voice doesn't age," Anthony tells Music Radar. "I can still hit those high harmonies just like I did back in the day." Laughing, he adds, "My wife likes to say I act like a kid, so maybe that's why I sing like one!"

On a serious note, Anthony does cite one major factor for contributing to his increased vocal power: he gave up smoking. "I was never a real smoker," he stresses. "I don't think I've ever smoked an entire cigarette from start to finish. But for years and years, if I was out with people, having cocktails or dinner or whatever, and if somebody was smoking, I'd take a few drags off their cigarette. It was stupid, but that's what I did."

"Recently, though, I said to myself, 'Why am I doing this?' So I just stopped messing around with cigarettes, just cut 'em out entirely. For one thing, I want to live a long life and try to grow old gracefully, so that's a good reason to quit. But I found that my singing improved dramatically. I've always been a natural singer on stage and in the studio – never had a vocal lesson in my life. But by trying to take better care of my voice, I can really feel and hear the difference. I'm pretty proud of my singing on this new album."

“Big Foot” will be released August 2, while "Chickenfoot III” hits stores September 27.

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See also:

Chickenfoot: Hear first audio tease from new album
Chickenfoot sign North American deal with eOne Music
Chickenfoot: New album due in September
Sammy Hagar announces 2011 Cabo Birthday Bash
Michael Anthony: Chickenfoot vs. Van Halen
Sammy Hagar: Limited Edition Signature Explorer guitar available
Chickenfoot completes mixing new album
Chickenfoot: second album almost finished
VIDEO: Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani perform anthem at San Francisco Giants game
Joe Satriani: New Chickenfoot ‘kicks pretty hard’
VIDEO: Chickenfoot in the studio