Mar
15
2011

Joe Satriani talks Chickenfoot

So the word is out now apparently, Sammy Hagar revealed that barring last minute objections, the next Chickenfoot album will be called Chickenfoot IV. Yep that’s how fun that band is. But there are more revelations in store, MusicRadar (them lucky guys again) have caught up with out favourite bald alien guitar player and squeezed a few more juicy news related to the upcoming Chickenfoot record. Here’s an except:

At what stage are you with the album? Have you finished tracking?

“Last week, we finished 99 percent of the drums, bass and guitars. Because we’re not always in the same room together – or the same town – there’s always a little bit of hesitation of where to go with the finishing touches. In this particular case, Sammy and I have been watching each other as to how we’re developing our parts over what the entire band did when they were together. So the songs are still developing lyrically and vocally, and I don’t want to commit 100 percent what the guitars will do until I hear Sammy’s finished vocals.

“We’re at a very exciting point in the development of the record. I think I can definitively say that the album sounds heavier and that it sounds like Chickenfoot. [laughs] I can’t say too much about the lyrical aspect because I haven’t heard everything Sammy’s going to do – he wanted to come back from the book tour he’s on before he made up his mind on a couple of songs.

“But I can tell you right now that the sound of the album is tremendous. The guitars are out of this world, and we haven’t even done the real mixes yet.”

Wait, aren’t Joe’s guitar parts usually out of this world anyway? In any case the next Chickenfoot album will be out some time in the autumn. (umm, and then you’re gonna tour and come to Scotland right? Right? … Please?)

Meanwhile, head over to MusicRadar for the full interview

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