The members of Chickenfoot have spent much of the past five years focusing on their many other musical endeavors, and scheduling is a big part of what's kept the band on the back burner. But according to guitarist Joe Satriani, things are looking good for some sort of renewed activity in 2018.

Satriani shared the news during a recent conversation with Eddie Trunk, explaining that while preparing for a South American solo gig, he received a call from singer Sammy Hagar. "I got a call just as I was getting in the car to go to the airport," he recalled, "and it's Sam saying, 'I just wanna let you know, 2018, I'm dedicating it all to Chickenfoot.'"

You can listen to their conversation above.

Hagar's declaration surprised Satriani — as he put it, "it blew my mind" — at least partly because he already has a busy 2018 lined up. Satriani's next album, What Happens Next, is due in January, and he's also booked his next G3 tour, rounding out the latest version of his long-running live guitar trio format by recruiting Dream Theater vet John Petrucci and Def Leppard's Phil Collen. Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith, meanwhile, is coming off an extended period of activity with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

It all adds up to a state of affairs in which Satriani admits "I don't know what's going to happen." That being said, he insists he's ready and willing to work on new Chickenfoot music — and if their schedules line up, which he believes they will in 2018, he'll be there.

"I'm sure we'll be getting together at some point next year," Satriani said. "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."

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