Chickenfoot is a rock 'supergroup' featuring Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), guitarist Joe Satriani, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Chickenfoot has recorded a self titled album that was released on June 5, 2009. They first performed together in February 2008 at a Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas. They had a three song set which included Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" and Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy".
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Chickenfoot is an American hard rock supergroup, comprising ex-Van Halen members Sammy Hagar (vocals) and Michael Anthony (bass), solo musician Joe Satriani (guitar) and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The band released their self-titled debut album, Chickenfoot, on June 5, 2009. Regarding the band's status as a "supergroup", vocalist Sammy Hagar states: "We're not a supergroup, we like hanging out together and the music is a bonus. We just happen to be in other groups."
While the band's name and logo reference a disparaging term used to describe the peace symbol, the "footprint of the chicken", bassist Michael Anthony asserts that the name originated from initial jam sessions between Hagar, Smith and himself: "there are three talons on a chicken's foot and there [were] three of us." Later Anthony stated: "it was just supposed to be a bullshit name that we'd used for a while, and then [when] the rumors spread about the band, everybody used that name so we thought, 'fuck it, let's call it Chickenfoot' - it all comes down to the music anyway." Currently Chickenfoot is writing for their second album which they plan on recording in the fall of 2010.