Are you ready for Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith in a new band? Then you are ready for Chickenfoot. I just caught the third show of their debut world tour tonight. It was an early homecoming for Bay Area locals Satriani and Hagar, and Chickenfoot rocks! The sound combines elements of Van Halen with vintage Satriani guitar solos in a hard driving, grass roots American rock sound that leaves your foot thumping and your fists in the air. The sold out crowd went wild from the first licks out of Joe's customized Chickenfoot logo guitar, matched, of course, by Mark Anthony's equally customized bass. Chickenfoot will appeal to fans of all four of the individual musician's original bands– while some of the music borders on heavy metal– the unifying theme of songs like "Down the Drain", "Soap on a Rope, "Oh Yeah", Get it Up", and "Sexy Little Thing" is the hard driving, up tempo beat punctuated by Sammy Hagar's imploring lyrics.
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