Chickenfoot was a hard rock group that started in the late 2000s. The members that came together to make Chickenfoot were Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony from Van Halen, an instrumental guitar legend named Joe Satriani and Chad West from the Red Hot Chili Peppars. Since Van Halen is one of my favorite groups and Red Hot Chili Peppars is one of my best friend’s favorite groups Chickenfoot is of particular interest to me.
They came up with the name Chickenfoot when Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani were all playing music together. There were three of them, and there are three talons on a chicken’s foot. Also, people were calling them Chickenfoot unofficially because their sign was a peace symbol, so they decided to stick with it. Michael Anthony, who was the bass player for Van Halen and Chickenfoot, said that he thought it was more about the music than the name.
Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad West were together at Sammy Hagar’s club called Cabo Wabo when people started asking them whether they would start making music together. They decided to form a group and got Joe Satriani for guitar. They played their first concert and decided to continue with the group. They then recorded their first album. Chickenfoot performed one of the singles from their first album on the Late Show with Conan O’Brian. Chad West had to return to Red Hot Chili Peppars soon after they had their first album and tour. However, according to an interview with Chad West, he will return to Chickenfoot and they will continue.
Chickenfoot made a cameo appearance in Aqua Teen Hunger Force in 2010. Chad West finished making the second album with Chickenfoot in 2011, but they had to get a different drummer for the touring because Chad West had some work to do with Red Hot Chili Peppars. Tommy Lee from Motley Crue was considered as a replacement.
Chickenfoot released their second album in October of 2011. It was called Chickenfoot III because they wanted to avoid the slump with the second album that a music group usually has. They also had a music video for their single called Bigfoot, which features a guy dressed up as a giant chicken who chases after a woman and kind of reminds me of Moby’s music video for Disco Lies. They did a tour for their second album and played Different Devil on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. Both the music video and some 3D cards of the band members with 3D glasses came with the album that I had preordered.
I would like to conclude the final music video analysis for my 2000s and 2010s blog phase with this statement. Despite a lot of good music groups now being over there are some good new music groups such as Saliva that are keeping rock and roll alive with new albums and old members like Slash, Zakk Wylde, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are now in newer groups like Conspirators, Black Label Society and Chickenfoot. Some of the classic bands are still making albums like Van Halen, LA Guns, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath while other classic groups are still having concerts like REO Speedwagon, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band, Styx and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Some people are disillusioned with today’s music scene, but with good rock and roll groups, some old and some new, making new albums and having concerts I would like to quote a line by Ozzy Osbourne on his Diary of a Madman album when I say that, “you can’t kill rock and roll because rock and roll will never die.”
The blog for my internship is pretty much over, but I will be continuing on with my blog by doing a top twenty count down of my favorite songs and my top twenty favorite music groups. I will also be expanding my blog with movie reviews as you might have already noticed.