Joe Satriani says that he is “feeling very positive” about CHICKENFOOT‘s chances of making new music in 2018.
The supergroup, which features the legendary guitarist alongside former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when it toured with Kenny Aronoff on drums due to Smith‘s busy schedule with his main band.[metalwani_content_ad]
This past March, CHICKENFOOT released “Divine Termination”, its first new tune in five years, on “Best + Live”, the band’s first-ever best-of collection.
CHICKENFOOT‘s most recent album of all-new material was “Chickenfoot III”, the band’s second LP, issued in 2011.[metalwani_content_ad]
During a September 20 interview with radio personality Eddie Trunk, Satriani was asked if there are any plans for CHICKENFOOT to do anything else again. Joe responded: “A couple of weeks ago, when we [Satriani‘s solo band] were heading down to South America for a one-off [show], I got a call just as I was getting in the car to go to the airport and it’s Sam saying, ‘I just wanna let you know, 2018, I’m dedicating it all to CHICKENFOOT.’ It totally blew my mind, and I had no idea what to do with that piece of information. Because I said, ‘You know, Sam, I’m doing a [solo] record and a tour, and a ‘G3’ tour.’ And I was thinking, ‘I have a feeling Chad‘s gonna go on a long vacation, ’cause he’s just getting off a two-and-half-year tour [with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS] or something.’ So I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’m sure we’ll be getting together at some point next year. I told him, ‘Look, you know I’m working,’ because we rehearsed for the tour at his studio, so he knows all about my schedule. But I said, ‘You know, if I have a day off, I’m there working in the studio with you.’ So I’m feeling very positive about that.”