With Chickenfoot in the midst of a brief overseas tour, the members of the band have been hitting the promotional trail, doing rounds of interviews in support of their latest release, 'Chickenfoot III.' And you know what that means: plenty of questions about the new Van Halen record. Chickenfoot singer (and ex-VH vocalist) Sammy Hagar has never been shy about expressing his opinions when it comes to his former bandmates, and he didn't pull any punches when the subject came up again during a recent interview with Radio Metal.
Van Halen might be spending the holidays stubbornly refusing to give us any real information about their long-rumored new album, but the guys in Chickenfoot are as busy as ever -- and they've taken a moment away from the preparations for their 2012 tour to send some seasons' greetings to their fans.
The real answer to what happened to Chickenfoot 'II' is not nearly as interesting as the question, so the band made up a few entertaining stories. After they released their second album 'III' this year, fans were left wondering "What the heck?" In a spoof video called 'Behind the Foot' at Rolling Stone, all four bandmates come up with their own fantastic explanations.
Chad Smith is undoubtedly a busy man, what with his main job drumming for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his side gig keeping the beat with Chickenfoot. Yet despite the demands on his time, there's one man he's willing to clear up his schedule for at a moment's notice. One man that a jam session with would be fulfilling a dream so big that he could check an item off his bucket list. One man he really, really, really wants to jam along to some Jimi Hendrix with.
Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith wasn't able to head out with the band for its fall "Road Test" tour due to his commitments to his "other" band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so Kenny Aronoff manned the kit in his absence. The 'Foot did test runs of material from the recently released album 'III' and Smith was there in spirit. He kept in touch with his mates the entire time and may have even watched some footage from the shows on YouTube.