Sammy Hagar Explains Chickenfoot’s Recording Future
Last week, Sammy Hagar hinted in an interview that Chickenfoot -- the band he's in with guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith -- may be over. But he recently clarified his comments, explaining that the group may not be recording again anytime soon.
"I would [make another Chickenfoot album], but it's just too much work right now," he told Vintage Rock in a video interview. "I mean, I love Chickenfoot -- it's my favorite band, but I just don't see us getting together and making a record right now. Everybody's got so much to do. Joe is in freakin' Australia right now."
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Hagar elaborated on the subject. "I make kind of fun, easy things," he said. "Chickenfoot records are difficult, because we've gotta get together, we write and we work, and we write and we work. And it's really, really tough ... I just did an acoustic record of a bunch of old songs ... and it was fun, it was easy. I did it in a week. I like doing stuff like that."
In last week's interview with Rolling Stone, Hagar said, "I don't see any reason to make a new record ... I mean, I love making music. 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 second album, 'Chickenfoot III,' was released in 2011. Hagar's most recent album, the stripped-down 'Lite Roast,' was released three weeks ago.
Hagar said his perception of the music industry is a lot different these days. "It isn't about going and spending a million records on a record and selling 125,000 copies," he said in the video interview. "It's more about doing something like you like to do. 'Oh, I've got a great song. I'm gonna give it to the fans.' Or, 'I'm gonna put it up on the website and make a video.' It's just about, for me, experimenting and having fun."
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