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Music Review: Chickenfoot – III (3D Packaging)
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Chickenfoot
III
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Release date: October 24, 2011 UK
November 1, 2011 U.S.

Supergroups are always a precious thing. Usually the ego-meter is higher than the number of tracks recorded, but lower than the probability that it will crash and burn. Having two ex-members of Van Halen in Chickenfoot always sounded like someone was waving a blowtorch at a short fuse. The explosion would surely follow.

And yet here we are, two years after Chickenfoot’s self-titled debut album for album number two. According to guitarist Joe Satriani in his interview with Geeks of Doom, singer Sammy Hagar named the band’s second album III because drummer Chad Smith and bassist Michael Anthony wanted to call it IV. Well I’m glad that’s cleared that up then.

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Interview: Chickenfoot Guitarist Joe Satriani
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Joe Satriani has earned huge success as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. He has recorded 13 solo albums (including the hugely popular and cosmically amazing Surfing With The Alien) and appeared on countless others by various different artists.

In 2008, Satriani teamed up with ex-Montrose and Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and a Chickenfoot was hatched. His wealth of experience and talent prevented them from being just another ‘supergroup’ and helped them become a hard-rockin’ hard rock party band.

Their self-titled debut album was a huge success as were the live performances captured on the DVD Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On LIVE. These legends of the genre return with their second album, the confusingly named Chickenfoot III on September 27th. Early reviews suggest it’s better than the first.

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DVD Review: Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On LIVE
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Chickenfoot live DVDGet Your Buzz On LIVE
Chickenfoot
DVD | Blu-ray
Dc3 Music Group
Released date: 26 April, 2010 (UK); May 4, 2010 (US)

Oh no, not another rock band made up of ex-members of other way more famous bands. Not another group of musicians tarred with the ‘supergroup’ brush. Surely the world doesn’t need another bunch of millionaires telling everyone how ‘blessed’ they now feel. But Chickenfoot is a band with a line up of ex-members of Van Halen and Montrose, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Come on — right now it doesn’t get much more super than that.

Chickenfoot released its eponymous debut album last summer to a hugely positive response helping the music and the band to get its beak into most rock award categories at the end of the year. And now, after an extensive tour of America and Europe, lead singer Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Joe Satriani have released a concert DVD — Chickenfoot: Get Your Buzz On LIVE.

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Chickenfoot Live DVD & Blu-ray Details
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Chickenfoot live DVDEagle Rock Entertainment has announced that it will release Get Your Buzz On LIVE, a home video concert from rock supergroup Chickenfoot, in the UK on April 26, 2010. EMI will release it in the United States on April 20, 2010.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray, Get Your Buzz On LIVE features the full live show from the group filmed at The Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ, last September 23, along with footage from the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA and The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH. The disc will also host a documentary, backstage footage, photo gallery, interviews with the band, and other bonus content. There’s also special guest appearances from Adam Corolla, Bob Weir, and Christopher Guest aka “Nigel Tufnel” of Spinal Tap.

Just to recap, Chickenfoot is made up of rock heavyweights Sammy Hagar (Montrose/Van Halen), Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). The self-titled debut album was released last summer to very positive critical and rock fans’ reviews.

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Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Biting His Riffs [Updated]
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SatchGuitar wizard Joe Satriani is suing snooze rockers Coldplay, claiming that the band’s hit song “Viva La Vida” uses riffs from his 2004 instrumental “If I Could Fly.”

In the lawsuit, Satriani states that “Viva La Vida” used “substantial original portions” of his song from the album Is There Love in Space? One listen to both of these tunes and it’s obvious that this is an open and shut case, in favor of Satriani.

Now, I should be really angry with Satch (a musician for whom I happen to love) for making me actually listen to Coldplay for four whole minutes, but I was laughing so hard at Coldplay’s blatant rip-off that I decided to forgive him.

You can listen to both songs here below — and I apologize in advance for subjecting you to Coldplay, but seriously, you have to hear this. At almost a minute into “If I Could Fly” there’s a lead guitar track that is the exact melody of the chorus of “Viva La Vida.”

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Music Review: Joe Satriani ‘Surfing With The Alien’ Legacy Edition CD/DVD
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Surfing with the AlienSurfing With The Alien
Legacy Edition
Joe Satriani
Sony Legacy
Release date: August 7, 2007

I was 14 years old when Surfing With The Alien was released. For close to two years prior I had been doing my best to learn how to play the guitar — but I was not entirely unguided. My guitar teachers were all my LP heroes — Randy Rhoads, Ace Frehley, Frank Zappa, Jake E. Lee, Jeff Beck, Ted Nugent, and a 10-minute segment of audio from the movie Crossroads that I had extracted onto cassette tape via my brother-in-law’s Tascam 4-track and a set of RCA cables. I’d record all of my favorite songs onto the 4-track, then turn down the tape speed by half and listen to them, doing my best to pick out what segments I could and attempt to mimic them on my $80 black Yamaha SE-110. Diary of a Madman, Blow by Blow, Alive II, The Wall, Masters of Reality — this was my curriculum.

Then Surfing With The Alien crash landed into my life like a UFO. Suddenly, my world as a budding guitarist was blown wide open. All of my preconceptions of what being a guitar player meant were changed in all of 38 minutes. I had a found a new teacher.

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