Chickenfoot are streaming their new single, “Divine Termination”, ahead of its appearance on the March 10 release of their compilation, “Best + Live.”
The supergroup of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith debuted the tune last spring during the band's two reunion shows at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
The two-disc “Best + Live” package presents tracks from the band’s two studio albums alongside audio from a 2009 concert in Phoenix, AZ originally only available as video on the 2010 DVD/Blu-ray "Get Your Buzz On."
"Listening to this collection of songs from the ‘Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band,” says Hagar. “The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs."
Chickenfoot’s ability to regroup for live shows and recording has been a challenge based on the schedules of its members, with Hagar touring solo and with Anthony in The Circle, Satriani’s solo albums and tours and Smith’s work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
After disappointing sales for their first two records, a frustrated Hagar revealed in 2014 that the group had no plans to record albums in the future.
“Going through the whole experience with a record label,” explained Hagar, “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?’"
“I mean, I love making music,” he added. “But doing it on Chickenfoot's level means spending a half million on a record. We write and record for six months. It's a lot of work, and then to not sell many records. It's disappointing. I don't like being disappointed. I like winning.”
Chickenfoot’s 2009 debut achieved gold status for US sales of 500,000, while the sophomore effort failed to hit that mark; it did, however, earn a 2012 Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category.
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