Monday, May 2, 2016

VIDEO: Chickenfoot rehearse for upcoming reunion shows

Chickenfoot are sharing footage of rehearsals for a pair of upcoming reunion shows at Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe this weekend.

The May 7 & 8 concerts will mark the first time in years that Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith have regrouped to perform a full show.

The supergroup last toured in 2012 in support of their second album, “Chickenfoot III.”

In 2014, Hagar revealed Chickenfoot fans shouldn’t expect a third album by the band, saying “I don't see any reason to make a new record. Going through the whole experience with a record label, and then going out and doing 150 interviews, a big tour and waking up at 4:00 a.m. to go on Howard Stern all to sell 35,000 CDs…It starts to feel like, ‘Hmmmm. Is this pay for play?’"

Satriani recently confirmed the group recorded a new song called “Before I Die.”

"We're the slowest-working band in history; we take forever,” he said. “But there is stuff happening, and we're still laughing and communicating."

Hagar has been busy with his latest supergroup, The Circle, which includes Anthony; Satriani is currently on tour in support of his latest album, “Shockwave Supernova”; and Smith continues to record and perform with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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