Friday, December 16, 2011

VIDEO: The truth behind Chickenfoot II

When Chickenfoot released their sophomore album, “Chickenfoot III,” in September, the title puzzled fans a bit, since it was only their second album.

How did they end up with “III”, and was there ever a “II”?

In a new video spoofing the situation in a Behind The Music-style presentation, the members of Chickenfoot have some fun explaining the “lost record.”

Chickenfoot recently snagged a Grammy nomination for the “Best Recording Package,” for the creative 3D design of the new album (“III,” that is).

The band head to the UK early next month for part two of their Road Test tour, playing a week of shows to promote the latest release.

As for a more extended tour scenario, Sammy Hagar tells Rolling Stone, "We want to play arenas and we want to play some big festivals in the summer, but we don't want to be learning in front of 70,000 fans, so that's why we did this club tour this year."

The “learning” reference likely speaks to the use of fill-in drummer Kenny Aronoff, who’s handling things while Chad Smith is on the road with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Despite the plans to move on to big venues, Hagar rules out the possibility of adding Van Halen songs into the setlist.

"Joe [Satriani] doesn’t need to be playing Eddie’s parts," he says. "That would be degrading, and we aren't that kind of band."

Behind The Foot: The truth behind Chickenfoot II

Chickenfoot Chickenfoot

Chickenfoot – Big Foot (2011)

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